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CarrieG Tue 11-Jan-05 11:14:26

I have accidentally ordered Tesco's entire stock of carrots (well, 2 big bags!). We already HAVE carrots.

Anyone got a good carrot cake recipe to share?

bakedpotato Tue 11-Jan-05 11:22:27

yes. hang on a minute.

bakedpotato Tue 11-Jan-05 11:32:08

(it's a US recipe and makes a pretty big cake. you could do half measures and stick it in one sandwich tin or loaf tin. but then you would have some carrots left over)

2 cups s-r flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cinammon
1.5 cups veg oil
4 eggs beaten
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
3 cups grated raw carrots
.5 cup chopped walnuts

preheat oven to 180. grease and flour a big pan. sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and cinammon in big mixing bowl. slowly stir in oil, eggs, vanilla. when well mixed, stir in carrots. mix well and add carrots. pour into pan and bake for 40mins, or until skewer comes out clean

you can ice it with cream cheese icing but i don't bother. it's a really damp cake IYKWIM. i've just had a slice with a glass of milk. mmm.

Mothernature Tue 11-Jan-05 11:34:35

here are 81 carrot recipes for you I hope you are able to use up all the carots you

CarrieG Tue 11-Jan-05 11:34:46

Yum, thank you! Will have to try something instead of walnuts as allergic (sultanas?) but that looks fab.

CarrieG Tue 11-Jan-05 11:36:17

lol, & thanks mothernature - we'll all have twitchy noses & big ears by the time I've worked my way thro' that little lot!

woodpops Tue 11-Jan-05 11:50:11

This recipe was posted on an old thread and I have to make it at least once a week at the request of ds and dd. I substitute the nuts for sultanas. Happy cooking

125g self raising flour
pinch salt
1 tsp cinnamon
125g soft brown sugar
2 eggs
100 ml sunflower oil
125g grated carrot
25g desiccated coconut
25g chopped walnuts

Sieve flour, salt and cinnamon in bowl. Stir in brown sugar. Add eggs and oil and mix well. Stir in carrot, coconut and walnuts.

Pour mixture into 8" tin and bake at 180C, 350F or Gas 4 for 20-25 mins until firm to touch.

Cheese frosting - 50g butter, 50g full fat soft cheese, 225g icing sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice. Beat all together until fluffy and creamy.

Decorate with icing and walnut halves.

CarrieG Tue 11-Jan-05 19:58:25

Dh is now demanding more cake on the spurious grounds that ds (5 months!) ate all his, so I think we can safely say that was a hit...

Tetley Tue 11-Jan-05 20:03:28

That's a great receipe, isn't it Woodpops? I've used that one too & it's lovely

woodpops Wed 12-Jan-05 08:28:37

Yep, it's a fab recipe. I've made it loads but never actually tried it myself as I've been on this silly diet. But everyone says how nice it is. Friends have even asked me to make it for them. If you're feeling really extravagent (sp) make 2 and sandwich them together with the lemon icing then cover the 2 in the icing and roll the sides in chopped nuts!!!

Pidge Mon 17-Jan-05 13:42:19

woodpops - hope you see this - I just made this recipe for a friend's birthday and it was delicious. Amazingly easy too. The cake only takes 10 minutes to assemble, ditto the icing. Dd and her friend (both 2.5) scoffed enormous pieces and me and the other mum had second helpings. All round a triumph!

Thanks for the recipe.

Maudy Mon 17-Jan-05 14:10:21

So pleased to see this thread as I've been looking for a good carrot cake recipe for ages. Why didn't I think to come here first? We get loads of carrots in our veg box and htey often get left over. Yum, can't wait to bake now!

CarrieG Tue 18-Jan-05 00:03:24

AND you can bung slices of banana in it! I've been experimenting...bakedpotato's for the non-weighing (gremlins have had my kitchen scales) & woodpops's because it has coconut in!...& it's quite adaptable although the banana makes it a bit stodgy.

Definitely a new favourite!

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