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Carrot Cake Recipe

Prep

20 min

Bake

1hr

Serves

8

Difficulty

Easy
carrot cake

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A fuss-free and utterly delicious carrot cake topped with mouthwateringly tasty cream cheese frosting. This gently spiced, moreish cake is incredibly easy to make and stays moist for days – if it lasts that long!

made using

Light Muscovado

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Carrot Cake Recipe

Once you’ve sourced your wet and dry ingredients, follow this simple 5-step carrot cake recipe for the ultimate slice of yum!

Step 1

Grease and line the base of a 2cm/8" deep, round cake pan or tin. Heat the oven to 170C/325F/gas 3. Set aside a tablespoon of the walnuts and chop the rest.

Step 2

Place the oil, Tate & Lyle Light Muscovado Sugar and eggs into a large bowl and beat until thick and creamy, use a handheld electric mixer if available.

Step 3

Add the vanilla essence to your cake batter and then stir in the chopped walnuts and carrots. Sift the dry ingredients together then fold them into the cake mixture. Turn into the prepared tin and bake for 50 minutes. Test with a skewer which should come out clean.

Step 4

Remove from the oven, cool in the tin for 10 minutes then turn onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5

For the cream cheese frosting topping, put the cream cheese and Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar into a bowl and beat together until smooth and creamy. Spread over the top of the cake and scatter over the reserved walnuts, chopping them into small pieces if preferred.

Ingredients – 10 items

Serving

1

For the Cake

Rapeseed-oil

Sunflower oil

180 ml
Fairtrade Light Muscovado

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Light Muscovado Sugar

125 g
Eggs

Large eggs

3
Vanilla

Vanilla extract

1 tsp
Carrots

Carrots

Peeled, trimmed and finely grated

225 g
Walnuts

Walnuts

Pieces

100 g
Flour

Plain flour

Use wholemeal if preferred

175 g
Baking-powder

Baking powder

1 1/2 tsp
Baking-soda

Bicarbonate of soda

1 tsp
Cinnamon

Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp

Topping

Cream-cheese

Cream cheese

soft

180 g
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Icing Cane Sugar

50 g

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500g Tate & Lyle Icing sugar
250g unsalted butter
1tsp Vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Splash of milk (if needed)

 Mix the butter on medium speed for 5-10 minutes! (This is the most important part) the butter should go from pale yellow in colour to pale white
Add in your icing sugar a few tablespoons at a time. Add this gradually until all is combined.
Add in your vanilla extract and pinch of salt
If your buttercream is too stiff add in a splash of milk (only a little as you will not need much!)

TOP TIPS:
 Make sure your butter is softened! You can do this in 10 second bursts in the microwave
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Ingredients:

200 g strawberries 

100 ml Pimms

1 lemon

1 orange

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4 tbsps Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

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25g Corn Flour

2 tbsp Water

150g Caster Sugar

150g Unsalted Butter

1 Large Egg

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

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50g Dried Strawberries, Chopped

80g White Chocolate, Chopped 

250g Plain Flour, Sieved.

½ tsp Bicarbonate of Soda.

175g White Chocolate, for decorating

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Rose Petals (Optional)

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