Carrot cake with lemon and cream cheese icing

A timeless take on a classic recipe.
 
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Recipe from: 5 January 2016
Preparation time: 30 min
Cooking time: 1h
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 500
    ml
    cake flour
  • 10
    ml
    baking powder
  • 7.5
    ml
    bicarbonate of soda
  • 15
    ml
    mixed spice
  • 5
    ml
    salt
  • 250
    ml
    wholewheat flour
  • 250
    ml
    desiccated coconut
  • 250
    ml
    brown sugar
  • 315
    ml
    oil
  • 4
    eggs
  • 500
    ml
    grated carrots
  • 250
    ml
    shredded pineapple
  • 125
    ml
    pecan nuts, chopped
  • 60
    ml
    apricot jam
  • CREAM CHEESE ICING:
  • 60
    g
    softened butter
  • 500
    ml
    icing sugar, sifted
  • 250
    g
    cream cheese
  • 80
    ml
    lemon juice
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Sift the cake flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, spices and salt together. Add the wholewheat flour and the coconut and mix in light.

Beat the sugar, oil and eggs together with electric beaters until very well mixed.

Add the carrot, pineapple, nuts and apricot jam and mix thoroughly.

Add the dry ingredients to the mixture and fold them in with a large metal spoon until evenly mixed.

Pour the batter into a greased cake tin lined with greased baking paper and bake for about 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes, still in the tin, before turning it out onto a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

Prepare icing:
Beat the butter and icing sugar together until creamy. Add the remaining ingredients, and beat until smooth and easy to spread. Ice the cake once it has cooled down and decorate with chopped pecan nuts.

Word and image: Home magazine

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