24 March 2014

Easy Carrot Cake With A Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

This weekend I had hankering to make a Carrot cake. As i'm getting older...yes the grand age of 23...I am swaying away from rich chocolate cakes and fancying something a little more grown up : ) So Carrot cake it was...






This cake extremely easy to make. It is not overwhelmingly spiced. It has just the perfect amount to give you a subtle, almost autumnal flavour.

You will need:

2 large carrots
225g/ 2 cups of self-raising flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon
100g / 1/2 cup of light brown sugar
150g/ 1/2 cup of unsalted butter or margarine
1 beaten egg

For the icing:

200g soft cheese (such as mascarpone)
50g soften butter
85g icing sugar
1/2tsp of ground cinnamon (add less or more to your taste)

200g/9lb loaf tin, greased and lined with parchment paper


Method:

Pre-heat your oven to gas mark 5, 375f or 190c.

Peel and grate the carrots into a large bowl. Mix in the flour, baking powder and spices. 

On a medium-low heat add the sugar and butter/margarine to a small saucepan. Stir until it has completely melted. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix until everything is well combined. Finally mix in your beaten egg and then pour into the loaf tin. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Whilst the cake is cooling, make the frosting. Whisk all the ingredients together until you have a light and smooth (this bit is much easier with an electric whisk but I did it by hand). Spread on top of the cake when it has completely cooled down.



Do let me know if you make this cake & what you think of it. I think it goes perfectly with a hot cup of tea and a flick through a magazine : )

Have you ever tried Carrot cake before?

Gemma xXx

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6 comments:

  1. You got me at Cinnamon. Anything with it in is always a hit with me. I do like carrot cake but often find it a faff to make. This however does seem to be one I will try.

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    1. Yes definitely give it a try! It's really easy to put together x

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  2. Hi Gemma, Congratulations! I've nominated you for a Liebester Award! Pop on over to my blog for the details! Happy Friday! : )

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    1. Thank you Danielle : ) Will pop over now! x

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  3. Mmm that sounds and looks delicious xx

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