Daily Archives: February 20, 2012

Food Monday ~ Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
Preheat the oven to 175°C

6 fl ozs Sunflower Oil
6 ozs Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 ozs Walnuts
10 ozs Carrots
zest and Juice of ½ an Orange
6 ozs Plain Flour
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Salt

Place the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a bowl.  Beat well.  Roughly chop nuts.  Wash, peel and grate the carrots.  Add carrots & nuts to oil mixture with zest and orange juice, flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Mix well and pour into a greased and lined 8 inch tin or 2 lb loaf tin.  Bake for approx 1 hour and 15 minutes.

For icing:
8 ozs icing sugar    2-3 tablespoons lemon or orange juice
Mix the sugar into the juice and spoon over the warm cake.