Create the perfect carrot cake for any celebration following our simple recipe, Perfect for Easter cakes!

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You Will Need
2x 8”x2” tins (800826)
350ml vegetable oil
6 eggs beaten
350g soft brown sugar
300g carrots peeled and grated
Grated rind of 2 large oranges
350g Self Raising Flour (06843006)
½ tbsp bicarbonate of soda (065707)
1 tbsp mixed spice
1 tsp vanilla extract (065601)


25g butter
125g icing sugar (06843002)
Grated rind of 1 lemon
80g cream cheese
Step 1

Grease and line the tins. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan/Gas 4.

Step 2

Place into a large bowl, the oil, eggs, sugar, carrots and orange rind. Mix together well with a wooden spoon or in a mixer.

Step 3

Mix flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda and mixed spice, and sieve into the wet ingredients. Lightly mix all ingredients together until well combined.

Step 4

Pour into prepared tins, and bake for 40-45 mins until soft and springy to touch. Remove from oven and leave in tins for 5 mins to cool slightly, before turning out onto cooling rack. Peel off the paper. Cool completely.

Step 5

For the frosting - place butter, icing sugar and lemon rind into a bowl, and beat well to combine. Stir in cream cheese. Place in fridge for 15 mins to firm up.

Fill and top the cake with the frosting.

Step 6

Decorate with carrot sugar decorations (06381) or make your own from sugar modelling paste.

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