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This has got to be one of the easiest Carrot Cake recipes! It's also got a great frosting on the top. This is just wonderful!

This delicious recipe has been generously shared by one of our great cooks, Adelenne. She's always coming up with great recipes which she either invents herself or adapts from various cookbooks to make her own. Adelenne has always got a tasty recipe or two to share with us. Here, we have Adelenne's recipe for her Carrot Cake has wonderful ingredients! The cake itself is easy enough to make, and is very moist. The addition of the cream cheese frosting compliments the carrot cake and together with a nice cup of tea, you have a perfect tea time treat!
Recipe by Adelenne Lee

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 1 1/2 hrs Approx.

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Yield: 12

You will need 8 inch round tin

Ingredients

2 cups / 250 g all purpose flour
2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp nutmeg
3 cups / 500 g grated carrots (about 3 carrots)
1/4 cup / 25 g desiccated / flaked coconut
3/4 cup / 110 g walnuts
1/4 cup / 35 g raisins
3 tbsp honey
1 cup / 235 ml sunflower or corn oil
1 tsp lemon juice
1 cup / 200 g brown sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla essence

Cream cheese frosting

250g / 8 oz packet cream cheese (room temperature)
50g / 1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup / 40 g icing sugar / powdered sugar (sifted)
Pinch of cinnamon powder

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 180C,350F. Line a 22 cm (8 inch) round tin with parchment paper.

2. Sift flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

3. Whisk oil and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, then honey, lemon juice and vanilla.

4. Add carrots, coconut, raisins and walnut. Stir in flour mixture.

5. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 1 and a 1/2 hours or until skewer comes out clean.

The frosting

Whisk everything until light and fluffy. Spread on top of cake, once the cake has cooled.
Sprinkle crushed pistachio on frosting.

This has got to be one of the easiest Carrot Cake recipes! It's also got a great frosting on the top. This is just wonderful!

Carrot Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 40 mins
 
Servings: 12
Ingredients
  • Cook Time: 1 1/2 hrs Approx.
  • inch Yield: 12You will need 8 round tin
  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups / 250 g all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 cups / 500 g grated carrots about 3 carrots
  • 1/4 cup / 25 g desiccated / flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup / 110 g walnuts
  • 1/4 cup / 35 g raisins
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup / 235 ml sunflower or corn oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup / 200 g brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Cream cheese frosting
  • 250 g / 8 oz packet cream cheese room temperature
  • 50 g / 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup / 40 g icing sugar / powdered sugar sifted
  • Pinch of cinnamon powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180C,350F. Line a 22 cm (8 inch) round tin with parchment paper.
  2. Sift flour, soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. Whisk oil and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, then honey, lemon juice and vanilla.
  4. Add carrots, coconut, raisins and walnut. Stir in flour mixture.
  5. Pour into prepared tin and bake for 1 and a 1/2 hours or until skewer comes out clean.
The frosting
  1. Whisk everything until light and fluffy. Spread on top of cake, once the cake has cooled.
  2. Sprinkle crushed pistachio on frosting.
This has got to be one of the easiest Carrot Cake recipes! It's also got a great frosting on the top. This is just wonderful!
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