Carrot Cake

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

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Baking is one of my favourite hobbies but I don't get to do it that often. Yesterday I got a little bored so I decided to bake something new. I was always a little unsure about carrot cakes as I had thought that vegetables and cakes didn't really go together but I was in fact really wrong. I loved making it and it turned out really nice. The cake was also a great hit with my family seeing that it was devoured within hours. I used this carrot cake recipe as a base but I'm not one to follow the instructions closely when it comes to baking (such a rebel) and that is why I decided to share with you my own take on this carrot cake. 

Warning: Do not attempt to bake this recipe if you are not prepared to wash the dishes. Trust me. I was definitely not ready for the mess of the aftermath! 

Ingredients


- Coconut oil to grease
- 2 large carrots grated
- 150g self-raising flour
- 75g plain flour
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
- 80g brown sugar
- 150ml olive oil/vegetable oil
- 100ml golden syrup
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- Handful of walnuts
- Icing sugar

Utensils


- 2 large mixing bowls
- 20cm cake tin
- Whisk
- Wooden Spoon
- Scales
- Measuring cup
- Wire rack

Directions


- Preheat oven at 150C. Peel and grate the carrots and crush the walnuts. Set aside. Sift together the flours, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a bowl and set aside.
- Use a whisk to mix the brown sugar, oil, golden syrup, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl. Mix until well combined.
- Pour the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. With a wooden spoon mix the ingredients gently. Add the carrots and walnuts gradually.
- Grease the cake tin with coconut oil and pour in the mixture. Tap the pan to remove the trapped air. Optionally add a few whole walnuts on top.
- The cake takes around 40 minutes to bake but keep a close eye on it. An easy way to check if it's cooked is to insert a skewer and if it comes clean then the cake is done.
- After taking it out set aside for 5 minutes then place on a wire rack and let it cool completely.
- As a topping sift some icing sugar on top.

What is your favourite cake flavour?

Sarah x

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  1. this looks so yummy! I have to try it out. I love baking, too and to be honest I never follow any recipe :D :*

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  2. I'm not a fan of carrot cake myself but this looks delicious! Thanks for sharing ♥
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  3. My mouth is watering right now! I love carrot cake and I am definitely going to try out this recipe. Loved this post! Xx

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  4. it looks yummy and healthy have to try it :)
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    1. It's actually not that healthy but so delicious!

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  5. I love carrot cake, I need to bake one soon!
    Nice post :)xx

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  6. This looks DIVINE!! It's also made me super hungry! I will definitely bake this soon, thanks so much for the recipe!

    Lots of love from Mollie xxx - www.theperksofmolliequirk.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you liked the recipe! Hope that yours turns out really nice

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  7. Healthy and yummy, I must try this recipe Sarah!! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose NEW POST

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    1. Definitely not healthy but it tastes amazing :)

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  8. i love carrot cake ! this looks great !

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  9. i love a good carrot cake, mum makes the best one with chocolate toppings! :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I will try it with a chocolate topping next time I make it :)

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  10. Oh I love carrot cake, this looks delicious!

    Gemma x
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  11. I've never had carrot cake, so this looks absolutely delicious. I recently shared a zucchini bread recipe on my blog, and it's funny how the two look similar. xx
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  12. Looks so so delicious! Love it x

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  13. Soo yummy ! I love carrot cake :)
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  14. Yum! This looks amazing!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  15. Ive never tried a carrot cake, but now you gave me a reason to try. Looks yummy!

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    1. Do give it a try as it tastes so good!

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  16. yumm! this looks so good! I love carrot cake but I've never actually attempted to bake one.

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    1. This was my first try but I will surely make it again :)

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  17. That's so cool, love your style!

    Alice Cerea
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  18. I love a good carrot cake! Will have to try this recipe when I have a chance.

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