Delightful Carrot Cake

Delightful Carrot Cake


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About this recipe: Bring a taste of traditional English carrot cake home with this great recipe. But you'll have to be patient and wait until it has cooled before serving!


Serves: 24 

  • 4 eggs
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 350g boiled, mashed carrots
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 225g crushed pineapple, drained
  • 125g chopped walnuts
  • 150g raisins
  • Cream cheese icing
  • 115g cream cheese
  • 115g butter
  • 275g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm baking tin.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, sugar, carrots, vanilla and oil. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, stir into the carrot mixture. Fold in the pineapple, nuts and raisins. Pour into the prepared tin.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake springs back when lightly touched. Set aside to cool.
  4. When cooled, mix ingredients for icing together and smooth over the top of the cake. Slice & serve!

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