Tigerlilly Quinn: Simple Carrot Cake Recipe

Friday, 1 November 2013

Simple Carrot Cake Recipe


Simple Carrot Cake recipe:

You will need :

  • For the cake

    450ml vegetable oil
    400g plain flour
    2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    550g sugar
    5 free-range eggs
    ½ tsp salt
    2½ tsp ground cinnamon
    525g carrots, grated
    150g walnuts, chopped

  • For the icing

  • 200g cream cheese
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened

I know carrot cake is a pretty easy one to make but previously I have always found they are hard to rise. I tried combining plain flour with bicarb and eggs to achieve the same effect and found it rose SO much better. I think I will always go with the plain flour over self raising from now on. 

For the carrot cake, preheat the oven to 160C. Butter your cake tin (I use one of those ones that the bottom can be taken out like this one).

Mix all of the ingredients for the cake, except the carrots and walnuts, together in a bowl until well mixed. Then stir in the carrots and walnuts.

Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and bake for and hour (our oven is quite hot so it could take longer) to test insert a knife into the middle comes out almost clean. I find if it's still a tiny bit wet it makes for a better moist constancy  Remove the cake from the oven and set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then carefully remove the cake from the tin and set aside to cool completely on a cooling rack.

Simple!

The icing is equally as easy to make simply beat the cream cheese, caster sugar and butter together in a bowl until fluffy. Spread the icing over the top of the cake with a palette knife.

Enjoy :)



        22 comments:

        daisychaindream said...

        I always find carrot cake a faff because of grating the carrots, but it's my favourite cake so I ought to give it a go again!

        kelley said...

        looks delicious!

        Kelly Rae said...

        looks so good. I love carrot cake!

        Broody Me said...

        Carrot cake is my all time favourite cake, you can't beat a slice of it with a hot mug of filter coffee.

        76 sunflowers said...

        Love carrot cake! I made a Hugh FW one recently which used honey and had no spices and NO FROSTING! Not so good. This looks bloomin' lovely :)

        fritha strickland said...

        no frosting?? No sure I am a fan of that! x

        fritha strickland said...

        oh so true, served with coffee is the best! xx

        fritha strickland said...

        me too! and thanks! x

        fritha strickland said...

        thank you! x

        fritha strickland said...

        that's true, the carrot grating is the only annoying bit! I find grating super boring too! x

        Jess@AlongCameCherry said...

        I so want to eat this right now! x

        Claire said...

        sounds yummy. Hopping over via Recipe of the Week

        ♫ Alison M ♪ said...

        Great minds :)

        Julie's Family Kitchen said...

        Looks absolutely delicious. Beautiful photography too.

        Mhairi Little Hands said...

        Carrot cake is my all time favourite cake. Yummy

        fritha strickland said...

        me too! x

        fritha strickland said...

        thank you! what a lovely thing to say x

        fritha strickland said...

        ooh off to check out yours now! x

        fritha strickland said...

        welcome round anytime ;) it took us a week to eat this! x

        fritha strickland said...

        thank you! x

        jbmumofone said...

        That looks so delicious! Beautiful pics too, have pinned :)

        Emily said...

        Oh my word. This looks perfect. My mouth is genuinely watering. Loving the plate too.

        Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek - I've Pinned this post and shall be swooning at it again later when I'm doing my supermarket order. I must make it!

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