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Cool Carrot Cake in Se7en Steps…

February 18th, 2010 · 7 Comments

We had a heap of carrots and no rabbits, but an eager hood #4 ready for a baking event! So carrot cake it had to be. This is what you are aiming for:


Let’s Meet The Players:

    For the cake:

  • 1 cup of butter.
  • 2 cups of castor sugar.
  • 2 cups of cake flour.
  • 3 cups of grated carrot.
  • 4 eggs.
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda.
  • 1 teaspoom of baking powder.
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder.
  • For the Cream Cheese Icing:

  • a tub of cream cheese.
  • an equal amount of icing sugar.
  • a drop or two of fresh lemon juice.

Let’s Play The Game:


  1. Grate those carrots.
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  3. We used half a block of butter, which is a cup. First we cut it into blocks.
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  5. Then popped it in the mixer with the castor sugar and creamed them together.
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  7. Then we added in the eggs and creamed some more.
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  9. Then in went the flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and cinnamon. And mix away….
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  11. Finally toss in the carrots and mix one last bit…
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  13. Put the mixture into loaf pans or baking pans, we used two 20cm/8inch pans. Pop them into a 180 degree Celsius/ 350 degree Fahrenheit oven and it is done when a skewer comes out clean. Our cakes were done in about 20 minutes and a loaf pan would be longer.
  • And the 7+1 th step: The Cream Cheese Icing:


    Take a pot of smooth cream cheese and add an equal amount of icing sugar a little bit at a time. Add the sugar, combine it well, add some more sugar and repeat until you are done. Add a drop or two of fresh lemon juice. You should end up with a yummy drippy icing…


And you are done. Thanks Hood #4!!!

That’s it!!! Bon Appetito…

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Aunty Kathy // Feb 18, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    WOW! Looks fabulous. I have a great recipe that is foolproof, so I’m going to check it out and see how it compares to yours. Surprise Hood #4! Who knew he had so many talents. Wish I could have a cup of tea (made by Hood #2) and some cake with you all. All with lots of hoodies on my lap and sitting next to me…heaven 🙂
    Love, Aunty K

  • 2 katherinemarie // Feb 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    ohhhhhh my! I’m wiping the drool off my chin. This is my hubs very favorite kind of cake. I might just try this for his BIRTHDAY!!!!!!! I’m not much in the kitchen, but maybe with your help I could do it. :):)

  • 3 se7en // Feb 19, 2010 at 1:31 am

    Hay Aunty Kathy!!! The kids will be thrilled you stopped by!!! They are totally loving their beanie babies from you, you are such a star!!! Oh you would love to be here, we have been having ambles on the beach and long lazy afternoon reads!!! Miss you like crazy!!!

  • 4 se7en // Feb 19, 2010 at 1:35 am

    Hay KM, This is really really easy – you can do it!!! I should lend you a chef!!! This was our favorite cake – we had a carrot cake for our wedding… Now I remember it had pineapple, and nuts in it. No nuts now, my kids have allergies… but I am going to dash some pineapple into it next time as well – yum!!! Hope you guys have a lovely weekend!!!

  • 5 Phyllis // Feb 19, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Castor sugar? What’s that and where do you get it? Can you substitute it for regular sugar, do you think?

  • 6 se7en // Feb 19, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Hi P, Castor sugar is half way between regular sugar and icing sugar in grind… and is great for baking. Here is a link on how to make your own. Hope that helps, have a good day!!!

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