This cake does have a few ingredients but the effort is worth it for the delicious result. An added bonus is that the recipe can easily be doubled and one of the cakes can be frozen ( I just wrap it in glad wrap making sure its all covered and pop it in the freezer) If I am doubling the recipe I grate the carrot in the food processor.
SPICED CARROT CAKE RECIPE
2 cups plain flour or gluten free flour ( my fav is the Bakels baking mix )
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
3 cups grated carrot
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 ½ cups canola oil ( I use about 1 ¼ cups if using gluten free flour )
Turn oven on to heat, 1800C.
Line and grease a 23 or 25cm tin .
Sift flour, baking powder, spices and salt into a bowl. Add sugar, grated carrot and walnuts ( if using ).
Add eggs and oil.
Put into tin. Put in oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Can be iced with the following cream cheese icing but its so delicious I don’t usually ice.
Cream cheese icing
125gm cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla essence
250gms icing sugar
Soften butter and cream cheese and cream until light and fluffy. Add vanilla essence and icing sugar.