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DIANE WEBER

About this recipe:This is a great carrot cake recipe that is easy to make. It calls for self-raising flour, carrots, walnuts and cinnamon – no other spices, pineapple, raisins, etc. The Cream cheese icing is also easy to make and really delicious. Feel free to reduce the amount of sugar in the cake if you prefer your cakes less sweet.

Ingredients list
Serves: 12 

  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 400g caster sugar
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 350g grated carrots
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • Cream cheese icing
  • 225g cream cheese
  • 110g margarine, softened
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 120g chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method
Prep:30min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease two 23cm round cake tins.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon and sugar. Add the oil and eggs, mix until blended, then stir in the carrots and nuts. Divide the cake mixture evenly between the two prepared tins.
  3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. A skewer inserted into the cake should come out clean. Cool cakes on wire racks before removing from tins.
  4. To make the icing: In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese, add the sugar and cream well. Stir in the nuts and vanilla. Use to fill and ice the cooled cake layers.

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