Carrot Cake

    1 hour 30 minutes

    One of the all-time great classic cakes, carrot cake is light, tasty, healthy and perfect with cream cheese icing!

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    Serves: 18 

    • Cake
    • 4 eggs
    • 300ml vegetable oil
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 250g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarb soda
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
    • 350g (approx 4 carrots) carrots, grated
    • 125g chopped pecans
    • Icing
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 200g cream cheese, softened
    • 450g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 125g chopped pecans or hazelnuts

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

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour a 23x33cm baking tin.
    2. Cake: In a large bowl beat together the eggs, oil, caster sugar and vanilla. Mix in flour, bicarb soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots and fold in pecans. Pour into the prepared tin.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
    4. Icing: In a medium bowl combine butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Spread over the top of cake when it has cooled.

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    Didn't work, the top was hard while the inside was liquid and oily. I think too much oil and not enough flour. Not trying again.  -  29 Dec 2017


    Followed recipe exactly, burnt top and liquid inside. I will revert back to my original recipe, very disappointed :-( :-(  -  23 Dec 2017


    Currently still in the oven 1.5 hrs later. Wobbly in the centre. Disappointed, now as my son will not have his birthday cake ready in time. Was 250G flour sufficient???  -  22 Jun 2017