Cool Carrot Cake in Se7en Steps…

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:

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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:

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  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:

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    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…

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

That’s it!!! Bon Appetito…

7 Replies to “Cool Carrot Cake in Se7en Steps…”

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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!!!

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