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I've lost my favourite carrot cake recipe

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FGSdontblameme Mon 25-Jan-16 20:10:11

I'm sure it was on a BBC site called Dig It, for allotment holders.
It had orange zest, walnuts, veg oil and a simple cream cheese and vanilla topping in a big round cake without a filling. Was sublime.
Can anyone recommend a good recipe?

FawnDrench Mon 25-Jan-16 21:42:50

Is this the carrot cake recipe you are after?

FGSdontblameme Mon 25-Jan-16 22:01:48

Quite close, but not it .Thanks anyway.

bookbook Mon 25-Jan-16 22:11:47

Any good?

MrsPnut Tue 26-Jan-16 06:40:00

This may not be it but it is the best carrot cake recipe ever, I have won prizes in the village cake competition with this cake.

FGSdontblameme Tue 26-Jan-16 06:46:59


Nigel's cake looks amazing, orange or vanilla frosting?

MrsPnut Tue 26-Jan-16 15:40:56

I make orange and it is delicious, not over powering but it complements the cake nicely.

bookbook Tue 26-Jan-16 18:35:39

I have our family's definitive recipe. When my DGS was christened, I made a two tier cake, one of which was carrot. I road tested lots of recipes, and tweaked some. This is the one that ended up favourite, though I didn't sort out any frosting smile

200 gm self raising flour
115 gm plain flour
350 gm brown sugar
2 tsps cinnamon
2 tsps bicarbonate of soda
250 ml vegetable oil
3 large carrots, peeled and grated
4 eggs, medium
100 gm raisins
140 gm chopped hazelnuts ( 100 gm chopped/ 40 gm fine ground)
zest of 1 orange

Mix all dry ingredients
Mix in carrot and gradually beat in oil and eggs.
Pour into a 20 cm square cake tin
Bake at 180º C/160º fan /gas mark 4 for 45-55 minutes

FGSdontblameme Wed 27-Jan-16 13:03:29

Reporting back.
So I made the book family recipe cake with MrsPs orange and Marscapone topping and it is a thing of wonder. Just perfect.
Thanks so much.

bookbook Wed 27-Jan-16 13:58:02

So glad you liked it! smile

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