Wednesday, 18 April 2007

My Most Famous Recipe (Carrot Cake)!

I think the recipe that most of my family and friends would most associate with me would be my carrot cake. Now I need to say that I hate carrot cake so I can't tell you if it is nice or not but people do rave about it. It is a favourite of my husband, my Mother-in-Law and my Nana. I must admit it is not my own recipe I got it from a cooking show can't remember what it was called but I do know Gabriel Gate cooked it so it is a French Carrot Cake!!

Ingredients

1 cup of Vegetable Oil
1 cup of Sugar
3 Eggs
1 1/2 Cups Plain Flour
2 Tsp Cinnamon
1 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
1 Tsp Bi Carb Soda
2 cups grated Carrot
1/2 cup Walnuts chopped

Icing

125gm Cream Cheese
2 Tbsp Margarine
1 Tsp Vanilla Essence
2 cups Icing Sugar

Method
  • Preheat oven to 150 degress celcius, grease and line the base of a 9 inch cake tin.
  • Beat together oil, sugar and eggs until creamy
  • Sift in flour, cinnamon, baking powder and bi carb soda, mix.
  • Add grated carrot and walnuts, mix well
  • Pour into cake tin and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours testing every ten minutes after the hour.
  • Allow to cool
  • Beat together cream cheese, margarine and vanilla until smooth.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar until icing is thick and creamy.
  • Ice cooled cake
  • Can be frozen iced or uniced

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