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Carrot Cake

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    Looking for a healthy and simple carrot cake recipe made with walnuts? Or do you like your carrot cake lathered with cream cheese icing and topped with candied carrots? Whatever you're in the mood for, from gluten-free to sweet flavoured frostings, we’ve got the perfect carrot cake recipe for you.
    Carrot Cake
    Ingredients
    • 250g self-raising flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 400g caster sugar 
    • 350ml vegetable oil
    • 4 eggs
    • 350g grated carrots
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    Ingredients for topping / filling
    • 225g cream cheese
    • 110g margarine, softened
    • 450g icing sugar  
    • 120g chopped walnuts
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    How to make Carrot Cake
    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / Gas 4. 
    2. Grease two round cake tins.
    3. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, cinnamon and sugar, add the oil and eggs 
    4. Mix until blended, then stir in the carrots and nuts. 
    5. Divide the cake mixture evenly between the two prepared tins.
    6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven 
    7. Place cakes on wire racks to cool before removing from tins.
    How to make the topping / filling
    1. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and cream cheese 
    2. Add the sugar and cream well. Stir in the nuts and vanilla. 
    3. Use to fill and ice the cooled cake layers.
    Recipe from Cossey Produce
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