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Mum’s Famous Carrot Cake

By March 28, 2016 April 7th, 2020 Recipes, Sweet treats
carrot cake

Everyone I know loves my mum’s carrot cake. Deliciously spicy and of course, finished with the perfect cream cheese icing. Here’s the recipe…I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Mum’s famous carrot cake

piece of carrot cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp cloves

Icing

  • 250g Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tsp lemon rind
  • ½ cup butter

Method

Cake

  1. Pre-heat over 160° degrees fan forced.
  2. Sift dry ingredients into a medium bowl
  3. Combine eggs, sugar, oil, vanilla then add to dry ingredients
  4. Mix until smooth
  5. Stir in carrots and walnuts
  6. Bake for 50 mins

Icing

  1. Combine all ingredients in an electric mixer until smooth and creamy
  2. Spread evenly over top of cake

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