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Hi Everyone,


Does anyone have a (easy) recipe for Carrot Cake?


I have loads of carrots in the fridge that need to be used up. Neither the girls or Andyman eat carrots and I haven't got round to eating them myself.


I'm not very good at baking :( but I thought I'd have a go. :D


Please can anyone help?

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This was easy to make and turned out nice, although it's not quite the same as the shop bought ones. I'd be tempted to chuck in some ground, mixed spice next time as well:


140g butter or marg

140g soft brown sugar (I used light, but maybe dark would give it a bit more richness)

2 large eggs

225g self raising flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 orange - juice and zest of

175g grated carrot - pat dry with kitchen towel if looks too damp

1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

55g sultanas


Preheat oven to 190c, 375f, gas 5

grease and line 7" square tin


Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs then fold in flour, baking powder, orange zest and juice, grated carrot, vanilla and sultanas.


Chuck into tin and bake for 45 - 50 minutes


When cold, coat with icing made from 225g icing sugar and the juice of another orange.

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