Our Favourite Carrot Cake

Carrot cake is one of our favourite any-day cakes...
It goes perfect along with a cuppa out in the garden or curled up in a chair during the colder months! 

Carrot Cake

INGREDIENTS

  • 250g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. mixed spice
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 orange, zest and juice
  • 350g carrots, grated
  • 120g walnuts
  • 110g butter
  • 300g cream cheese, fridge cold
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 50g walnuts

WHAT TO DO

  • Heat the oven to 180c
  • Line two 23cm round tins with parchment paper
  • Sift the flour into a bowl with the cinnamon, spices and sugar.
  • Add the orange zest and stir together.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time and pour in the oil and the orange juice and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in the grated carrot and walnuts.
  • Divide the batter evenly between the two tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, gently pressing the middle of the cakes to check if they are cooked.
  • Lift them from the tins and cool in a wire rack.

To make the icing:

  • Beat the butter until soft and combine it with the cream cheese.
  • Add the vanilla extract and fold the icing sugar.

Spread it over one half of the cake, pushing it to the edges. Carefully place the additional sponge on top and scatter this the remaining walnuts, roughly chopped.

Now go make some tea and enjoy!

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