Cinnamon Carrot Walnut Cake

    Cinnamon Carrot Walnut Cake


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    Carrots are combined with walnuts, sultanas, cinnamon and orange juice to create a wonderfully moist carrot cake.

    Serves: 16 

    • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (155g) brown sugar
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 4 eggs
    • 30ml orange juice
    • 1 cup chopped walnuts
    • 1 cup sultanas
    • 4 cups grated carrots
    • 250g cream cheese
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 125g butter
    • 1 1/3 cups (230g) icing sugar

    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 25cm round cake tin.
    2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarb soda, cinnamon and salt; set aside.
    3. In a medium bowl cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the eggs and the orange juice.
    4. Add the sifted dry ingredient then mix well. Fold in the walnuts, sultanas and carrots.
    5. Pour the cake mix into the prepared cake tin.
    6. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven until a skewer comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes before inverting onto a cake rack.
    7. Icing: In a medium bowl beat together the cream cheese, vanilla, butter and icing sugar until smooth. Spread over cooled cake.

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    - 13 Nov 2012

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