About two years ago, I made the most delicious carrot cake (also known as passion cake) and for reasons known only to two-years-ago-me I didn’t blog it so I’ve been testing recipes to try and find it again. I tried out this recipe and it was alright – maybe even nice – but not quite what I was looking for.
You will need:
170ml vegetable oil
300g caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g walnut pieces, chopped (I did mine through the food processor)
450g carrots (topped, tailed & grated)
300g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4, grease & line two sandwich tins. I always use my 8″ round tins.
Beat the eggs and add the oil, sugar and vanilla essence. Sieve the flour, baking powder, bicarb and cinnamon into the liquid and combine before adding the carrots & walnuts. Make sure it’s mixed well then split equally between the tins. Bake for around 40 minutes until your cakes are silent or a skewer comes out clean.
Once the cakes were cooled I iced them using my favourite cream cheese icing.
If you try this, let me know what you think?
Posted under baking
This post was written by Vonnie on October 25, 2009