Carrot cake

Carrot Cake

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

This is certainly not a cake for everyday, I only make one a couple of times a year.  It is the most delicious scrumptious melt in your mouth moorish cakes ever! but don’t eat more than one slice, make sure you only make it when you have people around you to share it with lol. It should come with a health warning it’s laden with calories, so be warned! The name ‘carrot’ lulls you into thinking hmm healthy cake, but no no no it certainly is not… but enjoy anyway 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 180g self raising flour
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 3 eggs
  • 220g grated carrot
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 275 ml sunflower oil (you can use vegetable oil if preferred)

For the frosting:

  • 180g cream cheese
  • 180g melted butter
  • 220g icing sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

Method:

Sieve together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.

Put the oil in a large bowl and beat in the sugar.

Beat in the 3 eggs, one at a time, then fold in the dry ingredients and stir in the carrot.

Place the mixture in to a lined tin preferably with a loose bottom and bake for 45 minutes on 180° Then turn the oven down to 170° for an extra 20 minutes.

Leave the cake to cool for 5 minutes and place it on a wire rack.

Now, to make the frosting, beat the cheese, butter and vanilla essence  together. Gradually add the icing sugar, until the mixture is stiff.

When the cake is cooled, slice it in half or into 3 if using a smaller cake tin. using some of the frosting to sandwich it together.

Cover the top of the cake with the rest of the frosting and then enjoy!

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Mix oil & sugar

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

grate carrots

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Add dry ingredients

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Add grated carrots

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Use a loose bottom tin

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Line it & add mixture

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

cut into 2 or 3 & cool

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

cream cheese

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Add melted butter

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

mix well

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Add icing sugar

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

The frosting mmm

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

fill & cover with frosting

Homemade carrot cake - deanysdesigns.co.uk

Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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