Carrot Cake

Makes one 30cm / 12" cake.

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350 gramsplain flour
3 3/4 carrotscarrot (300 grams)
300 gramsbrown sugar (soft)
250 gramsbutter
250 gramsground almonds
4 eggsegg (200 grams)
1 lemonlemon (100 grams)
2 1/4 teaspoonscinnamon, ground (8 grams)
1 1/8 teaspoonmixed spice (4 grams)
3/4 teaspoonsbaking powder (4 grams)
3/4 teaspoonscardamon, ground (3 grams)
For the Icing
250 gramscream cheese
200 gramsicing sugar
1 orangeorange (200 grams)
60 gramschopped walnuts
Salt content: 0% (by weight, not counting salt in other ingredients)


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/ 350 Fahrenheit / gas mark 4.

You will need 1 x 30cm (12 inch) cake tin or spring form mould, lightly oiled.

Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs to the creamed mixture, beating well between each addition.

Sift the spices, a little salt, flour and baking powder together; fold into the creamed cake mixture. Stir in the carrots, lemon zest and juice and ground almonds. Put the mixture into the prepared cake tin and spread flat with a knife. Bake for 1 hour, or until cooked; a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake will come out clean when the cake is ready.

Remove the cake from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes. Loosen from the tin and lift onto a wire rack. Allow the cake to cool completely.

To make the icing:

Sift the icing sugar. Then put the cream cheese and icing sugar into a bowl and stir together until well combined. Add the orange zest and some of the juice to taste. Be careful not to add too much juice as the icing will become too liquid. Spread it over the top of the cake and sprinkle the top with chopped walnuts.
Keep refrigerated.

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10I've been desperately looking for a 12 inch carrot cake recipe for bottom tier of my daughters wedding cake. Going to try this - wedding not til December so need to get some dummy runs in.
10I think the ingrediisnt calculator is a brilliant idea , have you got it for other cake recioes apart from the carrot cake
10This is the best carrot cake I have ever made. Thank you so much x
2ahhh dine, i want to EAT THESE PICTURES!! and your website is befuitaul!!! the world is blessed to have you share your cupcake skills with it :) lots of love!! xxxx
7you are a reader of my blog, you'll know that I love my rpceie for Cream Cheese Icing. And, this mix comes with Cream Cheese icing too. How does it fare when compared to my own rpceie?
10this is the best recipe I have ever known thank you this is the best cake I have ever tasted thank now I can get a job xxx
10nice really nice
10Thanx 4 a good explanation ill try it dis cumming week hope its do wonders
10I am a blind person and I find your page very accessable
10So easy to make & tastes great!
10Wow thanx it really worked I love carrot cake
9so gud l tell yu.used it 2 impress my workmates and it did wonders and l still make it
10wow this cake was delicous
10clear information Thank You
7made this now!!! i only added lemon juice....but i will make it this way on sunday for my sweet tooth friend!!!!!
10its nice
10wow this cake looks delicous,I got to try
8some of the imformation needs to be more clear in listing the ingredients but great recipe!!! i couldnt find a single cook book that had a recipe as good as this one! :D
7Yeah it's good, but some bits aren't that clear. Forget about the stupid carrot cakes! Who likes Spongebob?
10the best in the world
10Mad decripition. I'd probaly give 10/10 . bad ass description. keep it up badman
8Am I to presume the 3 3/5 carrots are to be shredded or cut in small cubes? How about the orange? Again, presume it needs to be cut and juice remove but how about the pulp?
6Need more explanation
9wow mines came out perfect thank merry xmas and a happy new year
10Love it make you perfect wish you all the best for this Christmas and a happy new year!!! :D
10Looks sooo delicious. Thanks, I will definitely try this tomorrow.
10does this recipe acthully work?
10The instructions were very clear & my cake turned out perfect. Though no-one liked the topping so I'll have to use butter cream or orange icing next time.
10Im jus starting an dis is looking awsome!!!!!!!!!!!
10what if we don't have icing sugar and we are unable to by it? Is it ok if we could use normal white sugar?
7really very nice!!
8Brill, i loved making the cake and eating it! :)
9nice cake
10got to try!!!!!!!
10got to try!!
10brill ... i am a cake novice ... me and finn who is 2 enjoyed the making and the eating
10very clear steps
8this cake is fabo.
10It gave me food poisoning..I JOKE I JOKE.
5Whoever posted that the recipe didn't say when to add cinnamon etc.,obviously didn't read it properly-its there as plain as daylight. Lovely cake!!
8Made this cake today,It is a very good moist cake but beware when making the icng make sure you buy a high quality cream cheese,as i purchased a run of the mill cheese and even before i added any juice to the mixture it became obvious that the mix was far to runnt.I can only imagine this was the poor quality of the cream cheese,So then i had to add even more icing, in turn this made the topping so very sweet and sickly.Overall the cake is good but thought the method of the reciepe was a little shady in information,carrots well i finely grated mine but no information on what you should do with them,I to took the liberty of adding half of the juice of an orange to the mixture,glad i did it adds a little more flavour to the cake to.Would i make this cake again ?? probubly yes but i would find another receipe for the topping to use on it.
5not that tasty
9Very tasty but it does'nt tell u when to add the cinnamon and cardamon.
10really good