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Carrot Cake

Serves: 10 peopleRecipe course: CakesTotal time (min.): 60Complexity (1 to 3): 1
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A quick carrot cake with cream cheese frosting which is an impressive treat for friends and family to share - also great for using up excess carrots! You could add extra chopped walnuts or mixed seeds to decorate the top of the cake if you like.

Tools

Stand Mixers or Cooking Chef
K beater

Ingredients

Ingredients 1

Plain flour230 grams

Bicarbonate of soda2 tsp.

Baking powder1 tsp.

Mixed spice2 tsp.

Light brown sugar280 grams


Ingredients 2

Milk220 ml

Oil180 ml

Eggs3

Lemon juice1 Tbsp.

Vanilla extract1 Tbsp.

Light brown sugar280 grams


Ingredients 3

Carrot320 grams

Desiccated coconut120 grams

Walnut pieces60 grams.

Orange1 zest of


Ingredients 4

Icing sugar400 grams

Cream cheese180 grams

Butter90 grams

Vanilla extract1/2 tsp.


Ingredients 5

Ground cinnamon as needed

Walnuts as needed

Methods

 Prep. (Before you begin)
 
​​​​​​​ 1 - Trim and coarsely grate the carrots.
 2 - Coarsely chop the walnuts. 
 3 - Cut the butter into cubes and leave at room temperature to soften.

​​​​​​ Getting started

 ​​​​​​​1- Fit the K beater to the machine.
 2 - Pre heat the oven to 180ºC.
 3 - Line the round tins with parchment paper. 
 
 Stage 1 
 
 1 - Add Ingredients 1 (flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon, spice, salt) into the Mixer bowl.
 2 - Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine and fit the splash guard. 
 3 - Mix on speed 2 for 10 seconds. 
 
 Stage 2 
 
 1 - Add Ingredients 2 (milk, oil, eggs, lemon juice, vanilla, sugar) into the Mixer bowl.
 2 - Mix on speed 2 for 30 seconds. 
 
 Stage 3 
 
 1 - Add Ingredients 3 (carrot, coconut, walnuts, orange zest) into the Mixer bowl.
 2 - Mix on speed 4 until combined. 
 3 - Divide the batter evenly between the round tins.
 4 - Bake for 30 minutes at 180ºC.
 5 - Let cool in the tins for 10 minutes. 
 6 - Turn out onto a wire rack and let cool.
 
 Stage 4 
 
 1 - Retrieve, clean the Mixer bowl and fit the K beater.
 2 - Add Ingredients 4 (sugar, cream cheese, butter, vanilla) into the Mixer bowl.
 3 - Attach the Mixer bowl to the machine and fit the splash guard. 
 4 - Mix on speed 4 for 1 minute.
 5 - Transfer the contents of the Mixer bowl to the medium bowl.
 6 - Chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes or until thickened. 
 
 Stage 5 
 
 1 - Place one sponge layer onto a large serving plate. 
 2 - Spread some of the icing evenly onto the sponge.
 3 - Sandwich the second sponge layer on top.
 4 - Spread the remaining icing on top of the cake. 
 5 - Dust the cake with the first item of Ingredients 5 (cinnamon).
 6 - Sprinkle the cake with the last item of Ingredients 5 (walnuts).
 7 - Serve.


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