Best Carrot Cake Down Under

Very light & moist This is a super easy Carrot Cake It came from my ex-flatmate when we shared a duplex in Seaview Street CLOVELLY, NSW, AUSTRALIA in 1998 WENDY KNIGHT who hailed originally from New Zealand

Yield: 10 servings
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Ingredients

  • One cup(s) Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 2 whole(s) Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Baking Powder
  • 1 cup(s) All-Purpose Flour
  • 1+1/2 cup(s) Grated Carrot
  • 3/4 cup(s) Chopped Walnuts
  • 3/4 cup(s) Sultanas
  • FROSTING
  • 30 Gms Butter
  • 30 Gms Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup(s) Icing/Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Vanilla Essence

Preparation

  1. Pre-Heat Oven to 180o Celsius or 350o Farenheight
  2. Grease & paper cake tin I use 9 " (Inch) Square You can also use round pan
  3. Cream the SUGAR & OIL for about 3-5 minutes ( This will not look like a butter/sugar creamed mixture The sugar will not dissolve totally I use a Kenwood machine & let it cream about 3-5 minutes till it emulsifies)
  4. Add the EGGS one at a time
  5. Add the sifted DRY Ingredients ( CINNAMON POWDER, BAKING POWDER/SODA & PLAIN FLOUR )
  6. Fold in the Grated CARROTTS
  7. Lastly add the WALNUTS & SULTANAS if using
  8. Pour into prepared baking tin Round or Square
  9. Bake on MIDDLE SHELF for 45 minutes or till skewer comes out clean when testing
  10. CAKE MAY BE COOKED AT 40 MINUTES SO TEST WITH SKEWER AT 40 MINUTES
  11. Allow to cool in baking tin before turning out onto cake rack to cool completely
  12. Cake can be eaten with or without Frosting/Icing
  13. FROSTING:
  14. Cream/blend together all ingredients till smooth & creamy Spread over cooled cake
  15. Sprinkle top of frosted cake with finely Chopped Walnuts or Sultanas or Flaked Coconut if desired
March 2013

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