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Winter Bakes: Carrot Cake


Jan 13, 2017

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

4

PREPARATION LEVEL

Easy

Carrots are in season, and a cozy winter afternoon calls for a delicious carrot cake. Try this easy recipe and bake away!

INGREDIENTS

    300 g Soft Light Brown Sugar
    3 eggs
    300 ml Sunflower Oil
    300 g Plain Flour
    1 tsp Baking Powder
    1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
    1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
    300 g Carrots, Grated
    2 quantities Cream Cheese Frosting
    3 20-cm Cake tins, base-lined with grease-proof paper
    Ginger Powder for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C (325°F) Gas 3.
2. Put the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment or use handheld whisk.
3. Beat until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
4. Add the oil into the sugar mixture and beat it well.
5. Slowly add the flour, baking powder and cinnamon powder and continue to beat until well mixed.
6. Stir in the grated carrots by hand until they are evenly dispersed.
7. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and smooth over with a palette knife.
8. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 mins.
9. Leave the cake to cool slightly in the tin before turning out onto a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
10. When the cake is cold, put it on cake stand and spread the Cream Cheese Frosting over it.
11. Finish with some ginger powder

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