Delicious carrot cake

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Delicious carrot cake
This carrot cake is so absolutely gorgeous and light.

175g light muscovado sugar

175ml sunflower oil

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

3 medium carrots, grated

100g raisins

Grated zest of 1 large orange

175g self-raising flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp ground cinnamon

½ tsp grated nutmeg

For the frosting

175g icing sugar

1½-2 tbsp orange juice

Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas mark 4.

Oil and line the base and sides of an 18cm square cake tin with greaseproof paper.

The easiest way to do this is to cut two long strips the width of the tin and put each strip crossways, covering the base and sides of the tin, with a double layer in the base.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the oil and add the eggs.

Lightly mix with a wooden spoon.

Stir in the grated carrots, raisins and orange zest.

Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices, then sift into the bowl.

Lightly mix all the ingredients until well combined.

The mixture will be almost runny.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40- 45 minutes, until it feels firm and springy when you press it in the centre.

Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn it out, peel off the paper and cool on a wire rack. You can freeze the cake at this point.

Beat together the frosting ingredients in a small bowl until smooth and runny.

Set the cake on a serving plate and generously drizzle the icing back and forth over the top, letting it drip down the sides.


Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
45 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Flour, Fruit, Vegetables, Sugar

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Batch Cooking

Level of Difficulty

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