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Best Ever Carrot Cake

By Chelsea Sugar
Best Ever Carrot Cake
  • 31 reviews

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Prep time 15 mins
  • Cooking time 1 hrs
  • Serves
    10
Ingredients

    ¾ cup self-raising flour
    ¾ cup wholemeal flour
    1 tsp mixed spice
    ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp ground ginger
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 cup Chelsea Raw Sugar or Chelsea Organic Coconut Sugar
    3 large eggs
    1 cup sunflower or canola oil
    1 tsp Vanilla essence
    ¾ cup chopped walnuts
    2 cups grated carrot
    ½ cup sultanas or raisins
    2 Tbsp desiccated coconut

    Cream Cheese Icing
    2½ cups Chelsea Icing Sugar or Chelsea Lemon Flavoured Icing
    1 Tbsp hot water
    125g cream cheese, softened
    50g butter, softened

Method

    Pre-heat the oven to 180°C conventional or 160°C 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, then add the remaining ingredients then beat until a smooth consistency.

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Reviews

Average Rating
531
(31 reviews)


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Its a beauty

Made it several times and always perfect

the best carrot cake recipe I have made, thanks for Chelsea Sugars

mmm didnt think enough spice to much soda and mine certainly looked nothing like picture followed recipe to the letter

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Great Recipe - Always works

Simple cake to make and absolutely delicious! Moist with just the right amount of spice and nutty flavour from the walnuts.

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Fav cake ever!

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Indeed the Best Ever Carrot Cake. Easy to make. Moist, nutty and delicious. Quartered it and brought a quarter to my work, my husband brought a quarter to his work, I brought a quarter to church for morning tea, and we had a quarter to ourselves. The verdict from everyone? Best ever carrot cake!

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Loved it. Had know made it many times, for friends and family. Thank you

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Brilliant never fails.

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Fav cake ever!

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best easy carrot cake

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Great recipe

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it was fantastic and moist

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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!!

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

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Amazingly simple to make, tastes divine!

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Best recipe ever, always perfect

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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 :)

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Was very delicious!! Perfect

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My family love this cake when I make it.

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The cake was quite moist. But the icing quantity was way too much. I did put all of it on the cake but it wasn't edible with it , too sugary so had to remove it.

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A fab cake that everyone enjoyed. Will definitely add to my favourites.

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Have made this as a cake three times and YUM. Decided to try it as muffins today and especially yum. Made 15 and cooked for 25 mins. Couldn't wait to ice them, very good without!

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perfect carrot cake!

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