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Walnut and Carrot Cake

Spices feature in this tasty walnut and carrot cake making it ideal to have with a glass of milk or a cup of tea.

Murooj Ibraheem

Ingredients
Serves: 14 

  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (250ml) vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (250g) icing sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

Directions
Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour one 25cm ring tin.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder together and set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs with the cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom for 5 minutes. Stir in the icing sugar and mix well. Beat in the vegetable oil and continue beating for 5 minutes.
  4. Alternately add the flour mixture and the milk, 1 tablespoon at a time to the egg mixture.
  5. With a spoon stir in the carrots and the walnuts. Pour the cake mixture into prepared cake tin.
  6. Bake at 180 degrees C for 1 hour.

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