Hartford House

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Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Wedding Cake Pho to : Jackie Cameron

Carrot Wedding Cake
Photo : Jackie Cameron

Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake has a sense of grandness and importance so it’s often served at special celebrations.  This recipe will provide a moist cake that is full of spices, nuts, raisins and grated carrots.  The cream cheese icing adds the tartness and creaminess for which carrot cake is renowned.

Yields : 13 small individual cakes

Ingredients :

1 cup Cake Flour

1 cup White Sugar

1 t Bicarbonate of Soda

½ t Baking Powder

½ t fine Salt

1 t Cinnamon Powder

2 Eggs

188 ml Sunflower Oil

7 ml Vanilla Essence

½ tin Crushed Pineapple with liquid

100 ml Pecan Nuts

100 ml Raisins

1 ½ cups Carrot - grated

Method :

1) Sift flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together

2) Mix the eggs, oil, vanilla essence and crushed pineapple together

3) Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture

4) Finish with nuts, raisins and carrots

5) Place cake mixture into small lined tomato paste tins, 118g in size, about 60 ml per tin

6) Bake at 180'C for 15-20 minutes

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients :

500g Cream Cheese

2 cups Icing Sugar

Method :

1) Whisk cream cheese well and add sifted icing sugar

Please post your comments and any food-related questions below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

jackie cameron

Jackie Cameron
Head Chef
Hartford House
+27 33 263 2713