Carrot Cake | Get That Sugar Fix

Feeling a little peckish? Not sure what to snack on? Why not bake this delicious carrot cake to satisfy your sugar cravings. As tempting as it may be, don’t eat the whole cake at once!

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INGREDIENTS:

For the cake:

  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1/2 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 175 grams unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 3-4 carrots (grated)
  • A handful of walnuts (chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the frosting:

  • 250 grams cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar (sifted)
  • Juice of 1/4 of a lime

METHOD:

For the cake:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C or 160C fan forced.
  2. Using an electric mixer, mix together the butter and brown sugar.
  3. Add in the eggs one by one and continue mixing.
  4. Fold in the flour.
  5. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and nutmeg.
  6. Stir in the grated carrots and chopped walnuts.
  7. Butter cake dish and pour in the mixture.
  8. Bake in oven for 50 minutes or until golden brown.

For the frosting:

  1. Using an electric mixer, mix the cream cheese until it reaches a smooth consistency.
  2. Add the icing sugar and lime juice alternatively.
  3. Continue mixing until a smooth but not runny consistency is achieved. (If the frosting is too runny add more icing sugar and if it is too thick, add more lime juice)
  4. Once the cake is cooked and cooled, spread on the frosting using a frosting spatula.
  5. Sprinkle on some of the grated carrot and cinnamon to serve.

Now that you’re done, all that’s left is to cut yourself a slice and devour your delectable creation!

Stay Sweet! CD

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