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Best Ever Carrot Cake

By Chelsea's team of cooks, added 03 May 2011

Difficulty Medium Serves 8-10 RecipePrep time10 Minutes (10 Minutes resting) RecipeCooking Time 60 Minutes

  • Best Ever Carrot Cake

Even if we do say so ourselves! This is so easy to make and so hard to stay away from. We use Raw Sugar for a richer flavour.

Recipe Rating: 5

Ingredients

3/4 cup self-raising flour
3/4 cup wholemeal flour
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup Chelsea Raw Sugar (blitz in your food processor for smaller crystal size)
3 large eggs
1 cup sunflower or canola oil
1 tsp Vanilla essence
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
2 cups grated carrot
1/2 cup sultanas or raisins
2 Tbsp desiccated coconut

Cream Cheese Icing
125g cream cheese, softened
50g butter, softened
2 1/2 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar or Lemon Flavoured Icing

Method

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C conventional or 160ºC fan forced.
Sift flours, spices and soda into a large mixing bowl.
Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined, don’t beat. Grease and line with baking paper a 20cm or 23cm cake tin (6 cm deep). Pour the cake mixture into the prepared tin and smooth the surface.
Bake for 1 hour or until cooked (when a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean). Remove from oven, cool, then remove from the cake tin and peel away the paper. Swirl icing over the cake.

Cream Cheese Icing
Mix the icing sugar and hot water together, add remaining ingredients then beat until a smooth consistency.

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Overall rating

Recipe Rating: 5

5 ratings, 1515 people added this to their Favourite Recipes.

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  • 5

    Fav cake ever!

  • 5

    best easy carrot cake

  • 5

    Great recipe

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  • 5

    it was fantastic and moist

  • 5

    I used this recipe for my Mums birthday cake, it went down a treat with EVERYONE!! I subsituded walnuts for macadamias & it was devine! Thankyou!!

  • 5

  • 3

    For some reason it didnt rise :( Oh well, will see what it tastes like

  • 5

    Amazingly simple to make, tastes divine!

  • 5

    Best recipe ever, always perfect

  • 5

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  • 5

    Made this yesterday for the boys afternoon break, great cake, easy, quick, YUM for their tums.

  • 5

    Yum, was great! Will bake this again as a favourite

  • 5

    I have made this recipe many times. For a change try replacing the carrots with beetroot. Yum!!

  • 5

    This recipe is awesome every time i make it my family just love it :)

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  • 5

    Very much like cake you might buy in a up-market cafe, its moist, taste's amazing so yummy worth cooking again for special occasions.

  • 5

    Easy, delicious, full of flavour, moist and simply more-ish! If you have never tried a carrot cake - be sure to try this one first - you will fall in love with it :)

  • 5

    perf.