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KingThistlesMistress Mon 04-Aug-14 10:18:10

Please can you give me you're carrot cake recipes...have very fussy dh who hates nuts,and the dc hate raisins...anyone?

Taffeta Fri 08-Aug-14 21:30:00

DS made these this PM.

GalaxyInMyPants Fri 08-Aug-14 21:33:30

I made these today. Didnt put the walnuts in. They're lovely.

FannyFifer Fri 08-Aug-14 21:35:43

Best carrot cake EVER, fact!

Carrot Cake from Avoca Café Cookbook


400g/14oz castor sugar
4 eggs
400ml/14fl oz sunflower oil
400g/14oz self-raising flour
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 teaspoon salt
400g/14oz carrots, grated
1 teaspoon vanilla

For the topping
175g/6oz full fat cream cheese
50g/2oz unsalted butter
Juice and grated zest of ½ lemon
350g/12oz icing sugar

Makes 2 loaves

Line two 900g/2lb loaf tins with baking parchment. Whisk the sugar, eggs and oil together until thick and pale, then mix in the flour, mixed spice and salt using an electric mixer and the balloon whisk. Stir in the carrots and vanilla essence. Pour the mixture into the loaf tins and bake in an oven preheated to 175oC/325of/gas mark 3 for 1 hour or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then remove and leave to cool on a wire rack.

To make the topping, beat the cream cheese, butter, lemon juice and zest together, then beat in the icing sugar. Spread on top of the cooled cakes.

StepfauxWife Fri 08-Aug-14 21:36:06

The hummingbird bakery carrot and ginger cake is rather nice. Orange cream cheese frosting, drool.

OpiesOldLady Fri 08-Aug-14 21:37:44

Wrights carrot cake mix.

Made it in my slow cooker last week.

FannyFifer Fri 08-Aug-14 21:38:12

I usually do one loaf & 12 cupcakes from this recipe. Just adjust cooking time for cupcakes.

LakeFlyPie Tue 02-Sep-14 20:35:56

I make this a lot and it never fails. Always use more carrot than stated and loads of raisins soaked in lemon juice.

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