The Perfect Carrot Cake

I was looking at Carrot Cake recipes this morning amongst the books in my bookcase, then had a browse around online and finally decided to make this one as I really fancied the recipe, plus I had all the ingredients πŸ™‚

The recipe is from the website http://www.cakebaker.co.uk and the link to the acutal recipe is hereΒ Β Β http://www.cakebaker.co.uk/MakingThePerfectCarrotCake.html

The cake is in the oven as I type this and has about 45 mins left to bake, once its all done and dusted I’ll post a picture

The Perfect Carrot Cake

Ingredients for the cake

  • 12Β½ oz carrots
  • 2 oz pecans
  • 4 oz self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 4 oz plain wholemeal flour
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Β½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 8 fl oz vegetable oil
  • 6 oz soft brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup

Ingredients for the topping

  • 7 oz cream cheese
  • 2 oz softened unsalted butter
  • 2 oz sifted icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essenceThese quantities make a 9” round cake / 1 x 2lb Loaf Tin
  • Start off by grating 12Β½ oz carrots and chopping 2 oz pecans. Put to one side.
  • Sieve together 4 oz self-raising flour and 4 oz plain flour (both wholemeal) with 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, Β½ teaspoon nutmeg and 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda. (Tip the bran bits left in the sieve into the mixture.)
  • Whisk together 8 fl oz vegetable oil, 6 oz soft brown sugar, 4 eggs and 2 tablespoons’ golden syrup. (Heat the spoon first and the syrup will slide off easily.)
  • Add this to the dry ingredients and mix until it’s nice and smooth. Stir in the carrots and pecans.
  • Tip the mixture into a greased lined tin and cook at 160oC for an hour, or until cooked.
  • For the topping, mix 7 oz cream cheese, 2 oz softened unsalted butter, 2 oz sifted icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla essence, until smooth.
  • Allow the cake to cool and then add the topping

This cake will keep for a few days in an airtight container. That is, if you can resist it that long!

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2 thoughts on “The Perfect Carrot Cake

  1. Hi Sian… thanks for popping in πŸ™‚ Isn’t Twitter a wonderful medium, bringing so many like minded folk together, I have just been over to your blog too and have saved to my blogroll, what a beautiful wee island you live on… looking forward to hearing and reading more about it

    Take care

    Sarah πŸ™‚

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