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Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups flour
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup sunflower oil
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3-4 carrots (finely grated)
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut (optional)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp orange or lemon zest
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp bread crumbs (to cover baking pan)
  • 1/2 tsp butter (to cover baking pan)

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 4 tbs cane sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 drgrees Celsius

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, add sunflower seed oil.

    sunflower oil
  3. Then add sugar and eggs, vanilla, and lemon or orange zest

    eggs and oil
  4. Mix it all together.

    mixture
  5. In a measuring cup, measure two cups of flour and add baking powder and baking soda. Mix it well with the flour.

  6. Add the flour mixed with the baking powder and soda, and mix all the ingredients together.

    adding flour
  7. Finally, add the grated carrot. Pour out the juice if there is too much. You can also add coconut if you wish, for added flavour.

    carrot
  8. Pour the mixture onto a greased pan covered with a layer of bread crumbs to prevent the cake sticking to the walls.

    baking pan
  9. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

    baking carrot cake

Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. In a small bowl add cream cheese, butter at room temperature, vanilla, and sugar together.

    cream cheese frosting
  2. Using a mixer, mix all the ingredients together until smooth and fluffy.

  3. Cut the carrot cake into three layers and layer the cream cheese frosting in between.

    cream cheese frosting cake
  4. Refrigirate the cake with frosting, or store the frosting for later in a refrigrator.