CARROT CAKE WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Like stated in the previous post, I generally start baking at this time of year. I should be studying. As I looked into the fridge this morning, I saw a whole bag of carrots. This lead me to think about numerous things that I could make with them; carrot dip, salad and carrot cake. I continued with my idea of carrot cake, I was craving it for a couple days. I generally do not enjoy eating the things I make but I love making it for my family and friends.

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INGREDIENTS

(CARROT CAKE)

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3 cups grated carrots (Approximately 3 medium sized carrots)

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 1/4 of a cup of brown sugarDSC_3760

3/4 cup of white sugar

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Generally Caster sugar (white) that is used in this recipe but I have used Raw sugar (brown) instead.

3 eggs (ROOM TEMPERATURE)

1/2 cup of vegetable oil (a little more)

1 1/2 cups of flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

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You can use other nuts such as pecans, hazelnuts or even sultanas.

1/2 cup shredded coconut

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INGREDIENTS: 

(FROSTING)

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125g of cream cheese (ROOM TEMPERATURE)

2 cups icing sugar

3 table spoons butter ((ROOM TEMPERATURE)

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C degrees. Cut out circle from baking paper to line the bottom of the tray and grease the rest of the tin.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs until light.
  3. Gradually beat in the raw sugar, other brown sugar and vegetable oil.
  4. DSC_3770Combine the sifted flour, baking powder and salt.
  5. DSC_3772Fold in the walnuts and coconut.
  6. Once the mixture is combined, add the grated carrot and mix it. Do not over mix. The batter should be quite thick and lumpy.
  7. DSC_3773Pour the cake mixture into the lined and greased tin.
  8. DSC_3777Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake test done with a toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. When completely cooled, frost with cream cheese frosting.
  9. When the cake is still in the oven, combine the icing sugar, cream cheese and butter into a medium-sized bowl and mix until it is all until combined. (Put the frosting into the fridge until the cake it baked).
  10. DSC_3783 Once the cake is cooled, slice it through the middle. When you are trying to do this, it is ESSENTIAL you use a bread knife and turn the chopping board as you slice it. DSC_3751
  11. Apply the frosting in the middle and the top of the cake.

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And Voilà!

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This is my way of sharing the things I love and adore. I will have tips and tricks and many more cool thing! Feel free to contact me for suggestions through my email ayse.fd_@live.com

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