Thursday 22 December 2016

Easy Carrot Cake

I'm all for making things easy.  
This carrot cake is both delicious and simple to make

You will need:
  • 175g Caster sugar
  • 175ml Oil
  • 3 Large eggs
  • 140g Grated carrots
  • 175g Self raising flour
  • 1tsp Baking powder
  • 100g Icing sugar
  • 2tsp Lemon juice
  • 200g Philadelphia original cream cheese or similar product
  • Rind of lemon to decorate (optional), or you can use ...
  • Crushed walnuts / pecan nuts to decorate (optional) 
If using a round baking tin, as I have, an 8" one will be ok
You can also use a foil rectangular baking tray

If you've used a foil rectangular baking tray, you can serve straight from there
Alternatively, you purchase ready made vanilla frosting and either use it as it is, or mix it with the cream cheese (to taste)

Instructions (made easy):

Place everything in the cake list, except the carrots, into a bowl and mix well

Add carrots and mix well
  • Spoon into a lined tin
  • Bake in the centre of the oven on Gas Mk4 for 45mins
  • When cooked, allow to cool when still in the tin / tray
Turn out onto a wire rack

The frosting:
  1. With the Philadelphia at room temperature, beat until soft
  2. Add lemon juice
  3. Add icing sugar, a spoonful at a time, and beat until all the icing sugar is mixed in
  4. Spread over carrot cake
  5. Sprinkle with walnuts or pecan nuts
Serve and enjoy

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