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Carrot Cake With Green Flecks

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Introduction

A yummy carrot cake with green flecks that become more obvious by day 3 (we have not had one last any longer than that due to it yumminess) This cake is currently under investigation as to what causes the green flecks and any findings can be posted under the review option and discussed in the forum. Thanks Jen :)

Ingredients

Serves: 8

For the Cake

  • 85 grams butter
  • 375 millilitres raw sugar
  • 255 grams sour cream
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 millilitres flour
  • 188 millilitres whole wheat flour
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 500 millilitres grated carrots

For the Icing

  • 113 grams cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 625 millilitres confectioners' sugar

Method

Carrot Cake With Green Flecks is a community recipe submitted by Jen and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

Cake:

  • Soften butter, beat in sugar, add sour cream and eggs and beat thoroughly.
  • Sift flours, (return bran flakes from whole wheat flour if any) baking soda, spices and salt. Fold into sour cream mixture.
  • Add carrots and stir through.
  • Turn into a greased and lined 20cm square tin although I usually bake it in a ring tin. Bake at 180ºC for about 1 hour.
  • When cold, ice with cream cheese icing.
  • Icing:

  • Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth, add confectioners' sugar and beat until smooth again.
  • Tell us what you think