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How to make the most delicious carrot cake

How to make the most delicious carrot cake

This classic carrot cake is deliciously moist, lightly spiced and topped with heavenly cream cheese icing. A quick and easy recipe to follow, this is the perfect cake for bake sales, celebrations or simply served with a steaming cup of coffee for an afternoon treat.

What you'll need
  • For the cake:
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 4 eggs
  • 290ml vegetable oil
  • 200g sugar
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 210g carrots; grated
  • For the topping:
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8oz cream cheese; softened
  • 110g butter, softened
  • 400g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Cooking directions
For the cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 160°C and lightly grease a baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine oil, sugars, vanilla, and eggs together and blend well with a electric mixer.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Gradually add the flour mix to the sugar and egg mixture and mix well.
  5. Stir in the grated carrots and optional pecans; pour into pan/dish and bake for 40 - 45 minutes or until toothpick or fork comes out clean after inserting in the middle of cake.
  6. Remove from oven to cool off while you prepare frosting.
For the frosting:
  1. In a medium bowl, mix together softened cream cheese and butter with electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Gradually add icing sugar mixing well each time.
  3. Add one tsp vanilla and mix well again.
  4. Spread evenly on cake.
Looking for more baking inspiration?

Try our recipes for a dreamy Chocolate Orange Cake, a Classic Raspberry Sponge or these Gooey Brownies.

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