Delicious winter treat – Christmas carrot cake recipe

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Heidi Greenstein

Keen foodie/ cook/baker/amateur food critic. I am a keen foodie who loves baking and cooking in my free time. Seeing people enjoy what I cook and bake enthuses me to do even more. I love trying out new restaurants and sharing the gems I find with family and friends. I travel as often as I can.

The upcoming festive season is traditionally a time to spend in the company of friends and family. With this merry time fast approaching, I thought I would share a festive winter recipe. I hope you enjoy this Christmas Carrot Cake.

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Cake Batter

2 cups grated carrots(about 4 medium carrot)
1 grated apple (sprinkle a slash of lemon juice over)
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
2 cups self raising flour (sifted)
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 cup coconut(optional)
1/4 cup walnuts (optional)
3/4 cup raisins

Topping

200g cream cheese
60g butter
1/4 tsp cinnamon
400g icing sugar
Raspberries
Blackberries
Sprigs of Thyme
Handful of granola
Icing sugar to sprinkle

Method

Preheat oven to 180 degrees.

Mix eggs and oil. Add sugar. Sift in dry ingredients. Add in carrots,apple,raisins and nuts(I use a food blender so just blitz for about 10 -20 seconds).

Line a round or large loaf baking tin. (I spray the paper lightly with frylight as well)

Bake for approximately 50 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack , then turn out of the tin.ALlow to cool completely before icing and decorating.

Icing

Beat butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and cinnamon until smooth.
Ice the cake

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Heidi Greenstein

Keen foodie/ cook/baker/amateur food critic. I am a keen foodie who loves baking and cooking in my free time. Seeing people enjoy what I cook and bake enthuses me to do even more. I love trying out new restaurants and sharing the gems I find with family and friends. I travel as often as I can.

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