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AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 25-Sep-20 07:31:14

Hi. Does anyone have a carrot cake recipe they’d care to share please? I’ve found a Mary Berry one online but reviews say the frosting is awful, like custard. Jamie Oliver’s online uses cups which I never seem to get right measurement-wise confused

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FrenchBoule Fri 25-Sep-20 07:34:01

Have you got a measuring jug? If yes then please try it.
I have a recipe but cups so no use to you.

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 25-Sep-20 07:41:03

So is it exact enough with cups? You just use any cup as long as it’s the same cup within one recipe?

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NewToRenting Fri 25-Sep-20 13:42:05

You need to get proper measuring cups like these.
Also bear in mind, UK and US cups are a little different in capacity. Try to use UK cups for UK recipes and US cups for US recipes.

edin16 Fri 25-Sep-20 13:46:03

Try Jane's patisserie recipes,

All her recipes work great for me

Theatrically Fri 25-Sep-20 13:46:10

This one by Eva Longoria has been fail-proof for me - random, I know!

FrenchBoule Fri 25-Sep-20 13:58:20


You need to get proper measuring cups like these.
Also bear in mind, UK and US cups are a little different in capacity. Try to use UK cups for UK recipes and US cups for US recipes.

Yes, I would say so.
Just googled, American cup equals to 236 ml.

It’s just a volume measurement,nothing to be scared of smile

I’m Polish and before we had the scales all measurement were in cups.Polish cup is 250 ml.

Take measuring jug and fill it up to a quarter of a litre with whatever ingredient you’re using.

I wouldn’t sweat over 14 ml difference or take tablespoon of ingredient away (equals roughly to 15-17 ml)

I actually find it less faff than converting imperial to grams (my MIL “doesn’t do” metric), measure out dry ingredients first then wet ones.

If you’re still interested in carrot cake recipe (comes in cups, mls, and tsps) please let me know smile

FrenchBoule Fri 25-Sep-20 14:01:01

Sorry OP, meant to quote your post from 07:41, not sure what happened there

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 25-Sep-20 14:42:34

Ok I’m resolved not to be scared of the cup smile so @FrenchBoule yes please and thank you @edin16 and @Theatrically for your recipes and @NewToRenting for cup advice smile

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rbe78 Fri 25-Sep-20 15:31:10

Delia's Saturday Carrot Cake (different from her 'ultimate' recipe) is my favourite

FrenchBoule Fri 25-Sep-20 15:32:07

1,5 cup of plain flour
1 cup of sugar (white or brown)
1 teaspoon of bicarb soda,cinnamon, baking powder and mixed spice
1 pinch of salt

4 eggs
200 ml of oil
50 ml of milk

Sift all dry ingredients, mix all wet and combine together.


1.5 cup of finely grated carrot
1 cup of chopped walnuts

Combine together

Bake at 175 degrees for 50-60 minutes ( I check with bamboo skewer if it’s baked)

Frosting is softened unsalted butter combined with Philadelphia type cheese ( I use supermarket own brand) and icing sugar. Might add a few drops of orange essence.

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 25-Sep-20 17:03:08

Brilliant - thanks everyone smile

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Myshitisreal Fri 25-Sep-20 23:29:08

This is stunning. Worth pineapple but I omit the nuts.

🤤 Real show stopper, so moist

AvonCallingBarksdale Sat 26-Sep-20 13:02:11

That looks delicious 😋

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Myshitisreal Sat 26-Sep-20 23:44:05

Oh don't in gonna have to make it now 😂

AthenaMinerva Sun 27-Sep-20 00:01:53

Ha ha, we made a carrot cake earlier as my DD declared it was her toy rabbit's birthday today 🤣. We just did a microwave version but maybe next year we can try one of these recipes.

Mominatrix Sun 27-Sep-20 16:11:54

The carrot cake recipe I use calls for a whopping 750g of carrots (1.5 pounds) yet is really yummy. More dense than other recipes and less sweet, but it is loved by my

Wigeon Sun 27-Sep-20 16:26:33

This recipe is absolutely brilliant: BBC Good Food.

Made it for one of the tiers of my sister’s wedding cake (I’m at amateur baker) and people were very complimentary about the carrot cake tier in particular.

WaffleCash Sun 27-Sep-20 16:29:27

I use this gluten free recipe normally, but it works fine with regular self raising flour too

AvonCallingBarksdale Wed 30-Sep-20 20:48:29

@FrenchBoule - well, that is a delicious cake! Made it today and nearly half has gone already blush

In the interests of fairness, I’ll be working my way through the other recipes grin

Thanks all.

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BigVagVickie Wed 30-Sep-20 20:53:52

It's fucking disgusting please don't give your kids that

FrenchBoule Wed 30-Sep-20 22:39:31

So glad it turned out well @AvonCallingBarksdale smile

Hope you’re cured of your fear of cups 😉

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