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Title: Moist Carrot Cake
Post by: Kimmyh 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. (http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/03/nyzepadu.jpg)
Title: Re: Moist Carrot Cake
Post by: judydawn 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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Post by: Halex on May 26, 2013, 02:40:20 am
Just about to do this & then realisd I only had 1 carrot :(
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Post by: Kimmyh on May 26, 2013, 03:04:23 am
Oh bummer Hally. Next time.
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Post by: Halex on May 26, 2013, 03:09:29 am
Yes for sure :)
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Post by: dede on May 26, 2013, 04:13:50 am
Just copied this recipe to try. :). I love a good carrot cake. :)
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Post by: Brumington 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.
Title: Re: Moist Carrot Cake
Post by: Kimmyh 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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Post by: Brumington on May 30, 2013, 06:04:59 am
Beautifully moist still today. I LOVE this cake!
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Post by: cookie1 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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Post by: Kimmyh on May 30, 2013, 10:23:27 am
Thank you cookie for your kind words. I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by: past94x 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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Post by: dede 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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Post by: Brumington 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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Post by: Cornish Cream 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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Post by: Kimmyh on June 02, 2013, 11:57:14 am
;D ;D ;D
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Post by: dede on June 04, 2013, 06:29:38 am
10 out of 10 for this cake. Really yum :)
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Post by: Kimmyh on June 04, 2013, 11:02:49 am
Thanks Mandi :)
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Post by: Bootobethin on June 04, 2013, 11:54:29 pm
This is a great cake recipe.
Easy to make . Very tasty and just the right amount of spice.
It stays moist for several days.
Thanks for the recipe.
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Post by: dede on June 06, 2013, 09:18:07 am
Update on my review of this cake. Today DH said this was the best cake he has ever tasted in his life :o.
Now that a big statement. (But I'm sure it was the cook ;) )
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Post by: Kimmyh on June 06, 2013, 01:03:14 pm
Yep definitely the cook Mandi ;)
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Post by: dede on June 06, 2013, 09:39:10 pm
Yep definitely the cook Mandi ;)

Lol :D
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Post by: Brumington on June 07, 2013, 11:21:46 am
I froze some of the cupcakes I made from this recipe as an easy option for school lunches. I might have just had one myself (well, it's a long weekend and there's no school!) and they are STILL delicious. I absolutely love this recipe.
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Post by: cookie1 on June 13, 2013, 06:20:42 am
I am going to make this this afternoon when DH wakes up from his nanny nap. Well I guess that is ok as we did have a late night last night.
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Post by: judydawn on June 28, 2013, 12:30:38 am
Just made these as Geoff's birthday cake for tomorrow's afternoon tea at the nursing home.  Will ice with philly lemon icing and turn it into 1 big cake. 
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Post by: Bedlam on June 28, 2013, 08:31:01 am
It is the nicest carrot cake judy. Everyone will love it. Keep wondering how your geoff is getting on.
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Post by: judydawn on June 28, 2013, 09:15:32 am
Don't laugh, I am no maddy but here's Geoff's birthday cake.  My SIL has some sort of flashing light thingy to put on top tomorrow as we aren't sure if candles are allowed in nursing homes.
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Post by: goldfish on June 28, 2013, 09:21:01 am
That's lovely JD.... Geoff is sure to love it!! You could ask if they permit candles..  You never know...As long as you're there it shouldn't be a problem..
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Post by: Katiej on June 28, 2013, 09:23:50 am
Lovely Judy!
I'm sure Geoff will appreciate it. A cake made with love always goes down a treat.
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Post by: Kimmyh on June 28, 2013, 11:50:40 am
Lovely Judy. Good to see you spelled everything correct too ;) ;D
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Post by: snappy on June 28, 2013, 11:52:41 am
JD Geoff is going to love it!  He will feel so special
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Post by: cookie1 on June 28, 2013, 12:26:56 pm
Judy Geoff will love it. I hope you all have an enjoyable time.
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Post by: Cornish Cream on June 28, 2013, 05:44:43 pm
The cake is lovely Judy. ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on June 29, 2013, 11:38:01 pm
Lovely cake jd

I love a good carrot cake.. Will try :)
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Post by: Denzelmum on July 13, 2013, 06:01:13 am
Beautiful light carrot cake ever!  Made this in the rectangle pan and left out walnut.  Enjoyed by all.  Thank you Kiimmyh, will make this many more!
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Post by: Kimmyh on July 13, 2013, 10:24:50 am
Pleased you enjoyed it. It keeps well too.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 16, 2013, 03:07:07 pm
Cooked this today.. Tasted it when it first came out of the oven as I had an unfortunate accident and it broke getting it out of the tins whilst getting a bad cramp around my ribs of all places.. Not fun.. Anyway.. My fault as i thought my tins were stick proof lol and found it a little bland but once it cooled i quite enjoyed it.. :)

The disaster ...

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Post by: KarenH on July 18, 2013, 10:25:06 am
I have been asked to make a carrot cake as a birthday cake - do you think this recipe would be enough for 2 x 20cm square tins?  I am going to stack the 2 cakes on top of each other to make a higher cake, so they dont need to be that thick individually.
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Post by: Kimmyh on July 18, 2013, 12:53:06 pm
Karen I don't think there is enough mix for two tins. If you want a higher than normal cake, maybe try one tin and cut the cake into two layers and fill with cream cheese frosting to raise it up a bit. Just be careful that the centre cooks and the edges don't dry out.
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Post by: kmw on July 18, 2013, 01:27:31 pm
We made this today as muffins & turned out great DH said its the best he has for awhile  :)
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Post by: KarenH on July 18, 2013, 11:07:06 pm
Karen I don't think there is enough mix for two tins. If you want a higher than normal cake, maybe try one tin and cut the cake into two layers and fill with cream cheese frosting to raise it up a bit. Just be careful that the centre cooks and the edges don't dry out.

Thanks Kim - I might try and increase the recipe by 1.5 and see how I go.  Sounds like a delicious cake, and Callum has especially requested carrot cake as his birthday cake for this weekend.
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Post by: Bedlam on July 18, 2013, 11:11:44 pm
Karen,i will vouch for the cake.really nice. I make a very large bread size loaf. Yummy
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Post by: KarenH on July 19, 2013, 12:22:48 am
In the oven now:  but doing 1.5 times the mixture is really too much for TMX to handle.  It didnt mix properly at the end, and I had to stir everything together with a spatula.  But the mixture tastes yummy  ;D ;D
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Post by: Frozzie on July 19, 2013, 10:22:35 am
I dont know if you could cut the cake easily karen and dont think it would fit two tins as not alot of mixture.  I found it quite crumbly... Not my fav carrot cake recipe to be honest but thats me :(
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Post by: Bedlam on July 19, 2013, 11:34:13 am
Really Frozzie, i would rate it up there. It had a delicious crust and was moist the 2 times i have made it. Didnt split the mix though, just baked it in a very large loaf tin.
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Post by: Frozzie on July 19, 2013, 11:49:39 am
It could easily have been me bedlam actually it probably was lol ... I may have overcooked it as i split it but it wasnt dry but quite crumbly, just kept falling into bits and not the strongest flavour but thats me and my attempt..out of all the cakes ive made unfortunately its just not up there for me and im Not sure i would make it again but rather try another
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Post by: kezza on August 15, 2013, 11:42:00 am
I also made this carrot cake for work's fundraising cake day.  I kept one for myself and took the other as I was also taking the Pistachio and Lemon cupcakes.  Mine were both lovely and moist and once again, so simple.  I used a cream cheese icing for both the carrot cake and the cupcakes.  Great recipe.
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Post by: Thermesa on July 18, 2014, 08:10:04 am
I have some Philadelphia lemon frosting that I picked up on sale today. Had to make a cake to suit. The batter tasted great. The spice and crunch of raw carrot made it feel like there was crystalised ginger in there. Looking forward to the cooked result.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 19, 2014, 12:23:31 pm
I'm glad there is someone else that tries the raw cake batter.  :)
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Post by: snappy on July 20, 2014, 07:05:12 am
I'm glad there is someone else that tries the raw cake batter.  :)

You mean there are people out there who don't?  😳😳😳

Sometimes I bake cakes just to have some cake batter!
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Post by: cookie1 on July 20, 2014, 07:18:15 am
Fruit cakes are my downfall. I would prefer to eat them raw than cooked.
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Post by: Kimmyh on July 20, 2014, 10:37:07 am
I like raw pancake batter too 😝😊
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Post by: Wonder on March 11, 2015, 11:14:02 pm
I've made this cake a few times but not for a long while. I'm not much of a cake eater but enjoy a piece of carrot cake every now and again and remembered this one freezes well. I think I may have overcooked it slightly but it still tastes lovely and I'll cut and freeze so I can enjoy a small piece each day. I used pecans and also added some sultanas.
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Post by: thermilover on March 11, 2015, 11:47:33 pm
This looks beautifulll, would love to try, I am not a big cake eater as well but love baking ;)
Kimmy, which icing have you used in your first photo, it just looks perfect!!
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Post by: cookie1 on March 12, 2015, 12:17:25 am
Oh dear, I will admit to loving cake and all things sweet. Carrot cake is one of my favourites.  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Kimmyh on March 13, 2015, 09:00:06 am
Cream cheese icing thermilover with toasted shredded coconut on top.
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Post by: thermilover on March 15, 2015, 11:32:52 pm
Thanks Kimmy, sorry should have read the recipe better as I can see that this has been mentioned already ;)
Will give it a try and let you know, planning to halve and bake in a lamington tray..
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Post by: Kimmyh on March 16, 2015, 11:10:55 am
Great idea. I hope you enjoy it.
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Post by: cookie1 on July 18, 2016, 01:33:10 am
I had forgotten how beautiful and moist this cake was. DH loved it as his birthday cake. Thanks Kim.
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Post by: Kimmyh on July 19, 2016, 11:48:20 am
Glad you still enjoy it cookie.
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Post by: obbie on May 21, 2017, 01:15:03 am
Hi I am home baking, so this is in thed oven now, thank you :) *:
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Post by: obbie on May 22, 2017, 01:13:41 am
Yum, love this carrot cake.
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Post by: cookie1 on May 22, 2017, 12:25:24 pm
It looks good Robyn.
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Post by: obbie on May 22, 2017, 11:47:02 pm
It tastes good too Cookie. :)
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Post by: cookie1 on November 28, 2017, 05:18:14 am
I made this yesterday in my new mini Bundt tins.
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Post by: judydawn on November 28, 2017, 11:14:29 pm
Gorgeous little cakes cookie.
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Post by: cookie1 on November 29, 2017, 07:32:05 am
Thanks. They are almost gone. I think DH likes them!
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Post by: Cornish Cream on November 29, 2017, 05:24:52 pm
Love love carrot cake. :D
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Post by: cookie1 on September 27, 2021, 10:21:17 am
This is my ‘go to’ Carrot Cake. It always works out well.
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Post by: Cuilidh on September 27, 2021, 08:10:09 pm
Love a good carrot cake.  Kimmy always seemed to come up with delicious recipes