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How to make my wife's carrot & walnut cake

Make My Wife's Carrot & Walnut Cake

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INGREDIENTS
Spray loaf tin with oil spray

Spray loaf tin with oil spray

Line with grease proof paper

Line with grease proof paper

Grate your carrots

Grate your carrots

Until you get 300g

Until you get 300g

Scale 250g walnuts

Scale 250g walnuts

Chop them bad boys up

Chop them bad boys up

Add to your grated carrots

Add to your grated carrots

Get your flour

Get your flour

Place in fine sieve

Place in fine sieve

Add cinnamon

Add cinnamon

Add baking powder

Add baking powder

Add salt

Add salt

Sieve and set aside

Sieve and set aside

Add two whole eggs to your mixer

Add two whole eggs to your mixer

Add 3/4 cup oil to eggs

Add 3/4 cup oil to eggs

And the other bit

And the other bit

Add 1tsp vanilla essence

Add 1tsp vanilla essence

Scale your sugar

Scale your sugar

Add your sugar

Add your sugar

Add whisk attachment to mixer

Add whisk attachment to mixer

And mix

And mix

Until like this

Until like this

Change to paddle attachment

Change to paddle attachment

Add flour mix

Add flour mix

Until it's like this then add walnuts and carrots

Until it's like this then add walnuts and carrots

Like this

Like this

Like this

Like this

Give it a wee turn to make sure you have all the bits from the bottom mixed in

Give it a wee turn to make sure you have all the bits from the bottom mixed in

If the batter tastes good the cake will taste good!

If the batter tastes good the cake will taste good!

Get your tin ready

Get your tin ready

Add to tin

Add to tin

Level the top out

Level the top out

Bake on 180C for 1hr 15min. Turn around half way through. Turn oven down a little if the cake is colouring too fast

Bake on 180C for 1hr 15min. Turn around half way through. Turn oven down a little if the cake is colouring too fast

Time for the lemon icing.  Scale icing sugar

Time for the lemon icing. Scale icing sugar

Sieve into stand mixer bowl

Sieve into stand mixer bowl

Scale butter

Scale butter

Scale cream cheese

Scale cream cheese

Add butter

Add butter

Mix until all mixed in

Mix until all mixed in

Zest one lemon

Zest one lemon

Chop up cream cheese

Chop up cream cheese

Add to icing sugar, butter mix

Add to icing sugar, butter mix

Add lemon

Add lemon

Until it's lovely like this

Until it's lovely like this

Ta da!

Ta da!

Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for a couple of hours

Remove cake from oven and allow to cool for a couple of hours

When cool top with lemon icing

When cool top with lemon icing

Like this, keep any extra in the fridge

Like this, keep any extra in the fridge

Top with chopped walnuts

Top with chopped walnuts

And there you have it lovely moist carrot and walnut cake with lemon icing

  • 300.0g Carrots
  • 250.0g Walnuts chopped
  • 2.0 Free range eggs
  • 1.0c Soft brown sugar
  • 0.0c Vegetable oil
  • 1.0tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 0.0tsp Salt
  • 1.0c Flour
  • 1.0tsp Baking powder
  • 300.0g Icing sugar
  • 125.0g Cream cheese
  • 50.0g Unsalted butter
  • 1.0 Zest of Lemon