Kristy's Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    Kristy's Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

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    This is by far the best carrot cake recipe by far, and believe me I have tried a few. It is no fail and super moist everytime. This recipe also includes a toffeed carrot and cream cheese icing decoration!

    mumof2 Victoria, Australia

    Ingredients
    Serves: 8 

    • 1/2 cup (125ml) olive oil
    • 1/2 cup (90g) firmly packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 3/4 cup (90g) plain flour
    • 2 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp bi-carbonate of soda
    • 1/2 tsp grpund cinnamon
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 cup firmly packed grated carrot
    • 1/2 cup (60g) chopped walnuts
    • for decoration
    • 1 large carrot
    • 3 tbsp sugar
    • 125g cream cheese
    • 1/3 cup (60g) icing sugar
    • 2 green snakes

    Directions
    Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven 180 degrees C fan forced. Lightly grease and line cake tin.
    2. Combine oil, sugar and eggs in bowl and whisk to combine.
    3. Sift flour, bi-carb, cinnamon & nutmeg into egg mixture. Stir in carrots and walnuts and mix all together.
    4. Spoon the cake batter into tin and bake for 25 mins or until browned and skewer comes out clean.
    5. Stand in tin for 10 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
    6. To decorate; using a knife shape 8 small carrots out of larger one.
    7. Heat 3 tbsp of sugar in pan until it melts and turns into toffee. Add baby carrots and coat. Turn out onto baking paper and refrigerate until the toffee set. Meanwhile, cut snakes to form the tops of carrots.
    8. Beat cream cheese and icing sugar until well combined. Spread over the cake.
    9. Place toffeed carrots and snake tops around cake.
    10. Enjoy:-)

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    Reviews (23)

    12

    you put 2tsp baking powder in the ingredients but don't include it in the recipe so I left it out hoping the bicarbonate soda would help it rise - very flat - 03 Feb 2012

    7

    Absolutely delicious Cake, will definitely make again..Yummy!! - 11 Jan 2012

    6

    yes very nice cake. Family loved it. Very thin cake thou so i suggest if you have carrot cake lovers its best to make two and layer them with cream cheese in the middle. Delicious!! - 29 Mar 2011

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