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Carrot Cake

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This recipe is a scrumptous dense cake that has never failed to please.


Serves: 10-12 slices

For the Cake

  • 1 cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 cup raw sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup coconut
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tin pineapple chunks

For the Icing

  • 2 ounces butter
  • 1 teaspoon lime rind
  • ¼ cup cream cheese
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice


Carrot Cake is a community recipe submitted by Kiwifruit1 and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 180c. Grease & line a 23cm/9" round cake tin.
  • Beat together eggs, oil, sugars, & vanilla until creamy.
  • Sift together flour, salt, spices, & baking soda & fold into egg mix. Add coconut, pineapple, nuts, milk & carrot & stir through gently.
  • Pour into your prepared tin & bake for about 1+1/2 hrs.
  • For the icing cream butter, add cream cheese & cream together until well mixed, add vanilla, citrus rind & confectioners' sugar & mix. Stir in enough juice to make creamy & smooth. Spread over your cake once it's cooled.
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    What 1 Other has said

    • the best carrot cake ever. its actually so much more than carrot cake. never failed to please as Nigella says. its "my" signature cake now ;-)

      Posted by ewa80 on 24th January 2013
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