Easy Carrot Cake

Classic carrot cake with frosting
Classic carrot cake with frosting
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Ingredients

2 cups Wheat flour
4 Eggs
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Brown sugar
3 cups Carrots grated
1 cup Walnuts roughly chopped
1/2 cup Raisins
1 1/4 Vegetable oil
1 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Baking soda
1 1/2 Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
For the frosting
8oz Cream Cheese
1/3 cup Heavy whipping cream
1 1/4 cups Powdered sugar
1/2 cup Walnuts roughly chopped

Nutritional information

384
Calories
24g
Fat
2g
Fiber
40g
Carbs
29g
Sugar
4g
Protein
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Ingredients
  • For the frosting

Easy Carrot Cake

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Bursting with juicy carrot, this Easy Carrot Cake is a well-loved tea-time treat in my house. The cake itself is succulent and light, while the soft, uber-creamy frosting is delicious slathered over the top.

I add raisins and walnuts for some extra texture and crunch, buried treasures amongst all the carroty goodness! The method is very simple, only a few steps and minimal washing up is required, which is always a selling point in my eyes!

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So, how to cook Easy Carrot Cake?

Steps to make Easy Carrot Cake

1

Prepare the oven and cake tin

3

Heat the oven to 350 °F. Lightly grease two round cake tins (I use 9-inch tins), line them with baking parchment and then grease the parchment.

2

Combine the dry ingredients

1

Mix the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.

3

Combine the wet ingredients

5

Whisk the oil, vanilla, and sugars together in another bowl, before whisking in the eggs one by one.

4

Make the cake batter

5

Using a spatula, scrape the sides of the bowl. Then gradually add the dry ingredients, around a third at a time, gently folding the flour into the batter until well combined. Gently mix in the carrots, raisins, and nuts.

5

Bake the cakes

50

Pour the batter into the cake tins, dividing it equally between both. Leave to bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

6

Cool the cakes

15

Remove the cakes from the oven and leave to cool for 15 minutes before turning out onto wire racks.

7

Make the frosting

5

Use a handheld mixer to whisk the cream cheese on a medium speed for about a minute. Add the powdered sugar a quarter of a cup at a time and whisk until the combined. Add the cream and beat for another minute, before covering the bowl and putting in the fridge to chill.

8

Frost the cake

5

Once the cakes are cool, use a spatula to spread just under half the frosting over one layer of the cake. Place the other cake on top and spread the remaining frosting over the top (leaving the sides unfrosted). Smooth over the frosting before scattering the walnuts over the top.

9

Serving Carrot Cake

This Easy Carrot Cake is sure to please the whole family and will make your little ones big carrot fans! Let me know how you get on with this simple step recipe - looking forward to hearing your baking stories in the comments section or seeing your photos tagged with #cookmerecipes online!

Lilly is an enthusiastic and cheerful young mom. She knows as well as any parent that children can be really picky when it comes to food. And she’s had plenty of experience trying to cook meals that are both tasty and nutritious, and able to satisfy the tastes of a fussy kid right away! To save you some precious time, Lilly's going to share with you all the tricks she learned the hard way, so you don’t have to! She has a wealth of recipes for quick and easy meals for kids and families on a budget.

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sarah

that was really easy! Can't wait to try anything else. Thanks

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