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Carrot Cake

One for the kids (full of nutritious carrots), for those allergic to dairy (without the icing) and also a general all-round favourite cake (I personally think because of the icing).  This recipe is from the Edmonds “Sure To Rise” cookbook.

Ingredients for the cake

  1. 3 eggs
  2. 1/2 cup oil (I use olive oil)
  3. 2 cups plain flour
  4. 1 cup sugar
  5. 3 tsp baking soda
  6. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  7. 3 cups carrot, grated
  8. 1/2 cups walnuts, chopped
  9. 1 tsp grated orange rind
  10. 3/4 cup crushed pineapple

Ingredients for the icing

  1. 2 tbl butter, softened
  2. 1/4 cup cream cheese, at room temperature
  3. 1 cup icing sugar

Method for cake

  1. Beat eggs till thick
  2. Stir in oil
  3. Sift flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon into the egg mixture and combine
  4. Fold in carrots, walnuts, orange rind and pineapple
  5. Grease and line the base of a 23cm ring tin
  6. Spoon mixture into tin and bake at 180C for 50 – 60 mins or until skewer comes out clean
  7. Leave in tin for 10 mins before turning out on to wire rack
  8. When cold, ice with cream cheese icing

Method for icing

  1. Beat butter and cream cheese until light and creamy
  2. Mix in icing sugar and beat well to combine
  3. Lick beaters 🙂