We have been baking again and this time it was a very delicious carrot cake...yummy! In fact as it was soo delicious, we have entered it into Working London Mummy's One Ingredient challenge as this months challenge is carrots.
The ingredients we used were:
- 240mls vegetable oil
- 6 medium eggs, lightly whisked
- 4 medium carrots peeled & grated
- 180g light brown sugar
- 1 half tsp vanilla essence
- 330g self raising flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tsp of ground cinnamon
First pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
Lightly grease each tray and put them to the side for now.
Put the eggs in a large bowl, add the oil and sugar. Give a stir like so:
Next add in the grated carrot:
Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well:
It wil look something like this:
Divide between your two cake trays like so:
Bake in the oven for 30 - 40 minutes.
Once it is cooked and cooled you can prepare the filling. For this you will need:
- 200g of cream cheese (we used Philadelphia Light)
- 2tbsp icing sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Tip: it was pretty yummy but I think next time I would add either a little cinnamon or some orange juice to the mixture.
To make the filling, you just combine all the ingredients in a bowl and give it a good mix:
You then just literally spread it on and smooth it out:
Very easy, even a three year old can do it as she demonstrates to her Sister:
Apparently this was the most amazing cake we have ever baked: