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Offline Kimmyh

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Moist Carrot Cake
« on: May 26, 2013, 02:09:02 am »
Moist Carrot Cake

Ingredients
300g carrot, roughly chopped
3 eggs
200g vegetable oil
200g brown sugar
310g self raising flour
˝ tspn bi-carb soda
1 tspn cinnamon
1 tspn nutmeg
pinch salt
˝ cup walnuts, finely chopped (optional, I don't bother as my children don't like them)

Preparation
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
2. Grease and line 2 medium loaf tins with baking paper.
3. Place carrot in TM bowl and chop 5 seconds, speed 5.  Set aside and rinse bowl.
4. Insert butterfly and add eggs, oil and sugar. Mix 15 seconds, speed 4. Scrape down bowl
    with spatula and mix again for 15 seconds, speed 4.
5. Remove butterfly and add carrots, floor, bi-carb soda, spices and salt.  Turn to close lid setting
    and knead 20-30 seconds until roughly combined.
6. Add walnuts if using and use spatula to combine and mix in any flour that is not mixed in.
7. Pour mixture into prepared tins and bake for approximately 30-40 minutes or until light
   golden and cake springs back in middle.  Leave to cool in pans for about 10 minutes.

Notes
Adapted from original recipe found in PWMU cookbook.
Can be served as is or topped with cream cheese frosting.
Mixture can also make one loaf and 12 small cupcakes (use cupcake wrappers and cook for 30mins).
Mixture can also make 12 large muffins.
Recipe can be halved to make one loaf.
This can also be cooked in a large slab pan, iced and cut up into squares for parties, etc.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2013, 04:43:29 am by Kimmyh »

Offline judydawn

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 02:14:36 am »
Good one Kimmy, I love carrot cake and I have plenty of walnuts in the pantry too  ;D
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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 02:40:20 am »
Just about to do this & then realisd I only had 1 carrot :(
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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 03:04:23 am »
Oh bummer Hally. Next time.

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 03:09:29 am »
Yes for sure :)
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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2013, 04:13:50 am »
Just copied this recipe to try. :). I love a good carrot cake. :)
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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2013, 12:02:43 pm »
These were easy to make and a lovely and light. I've just eaten one warm from the oven and it's very tasty. I think it really needs some lemon cream cheese icing to finish them off as you suggested. I'd definitely make them again. The mix made 12 cupcakes and a smallish loaf. I cooked all for 30 mins.

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2013, 12:27:22 pm »
Glad you liked them brumington. Yes cream cheese frosting is lovely.  If I make these to take somewhere I frost them, but if its just for us and lunch boxes, I leave them plain :)

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 06:04:59 am »
Beautifully moist still today. I LOVE this cake!

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 09:40:52 am »
Since you joined the forum Kimmy I have learned that I love all your recipes. I plan to make this quite soon after we arrive home.
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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 10:23:27 am »
Thank you cookie for your kind words. I hope you enjoy it.

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 06:21:09 pm »
Made this today and the texture of both cakes is lovely, although, I agree that they definately need a nice,sweet,cream cheese icing. Thanks so much for the recipe. Will definately makie it again.

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 07:38:54 am »
Made today. Smelt great when it come out of the oven. I made some cream cheese frosting to finish it off. (Photo before frosting)

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2013, 07:41:28 am »
I'm actually amazed at how moist this cake stays even days later.

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Re: Moist Carrot Cake
« Reply #14 on: June 02, 2013, 09:06:14 am »
I love carrot cake but DH isn't that keen.Fooled him once when I put courgettes in muffins but they were laced heavily with chocolate ;) ;D
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