Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

225g (8oz) butter

225g (8oz) caster sugar

4 eggs beaten

225g (8oz) self-raising flour

Grated rind and juice of 1 large Lemon

225g (8oz) Carrots Peeled and finely grated

100g (4oz) ground almonds or finely chopped walnuts

15ml ( 1 tbsp) Kirsch ( Optional )

75g (3oz) full fat soft cheese

50g (2oz) icing sugar

Shredded orange rind to decorate.

  1. Grease a 20-cm (8-inch) round cake tin. Line with grease proof paper
  2. Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and beat until pale and fluffy, add

the eggs, a little at a time, beating well after each addition.

  1. Fold in the flour with the lemon rind and juice, reserving  5ml ( 1 tsp) of juice.
  2. Stir in carrots, almonds and (kirsch if using). Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and level the surface.
  3. Bake in the oven at 180deg C (350F ) Gas Mark 4 for 1 ½ hours until well risen and golden brown or until a fine  warmed skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Check after

1 ¼ hours. Cover with foil if over browning.

  1. Turn onto a wire rack and leave to cool for about 2 hrs. Preferably keep the cake until the following day before icing and serving.

To Make Icing topping

  1. To make icing. Put the cream cheese, reserved lemon juice and the icing sugar into a bowl and beat until soft and creamy.
  2. Spread over the top of the cake using a palette knife to swirl icing. Decorate with shredded orange rind.


This the recipe I use and its soft and moist and rich and yummy… Photo of my own Cake ..


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gray Dawster
    Nov 23, 2013 @ 20:46:32

    Mmmmmmmmmmm I love carrot cake
    and yours looks positively scrumptious 🙂

    Andro xxxx



    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Nov 24, 2013 @ 11:42:51

      I was Andro, and I have been baking again this morning.. Apple and Blackberry turnovers with a twist of something 🙂 added to the marinaded fruit… a seasonal experiment I hope to enjoy with some Fresh cream later 🙂 with our evening Sunday Roast Chicken..



      • Gray Dawster
        Nov 25, 2013 @ 08:40:25

        You certainly push the boat out at your house, and that means that your hubby must be feeling pretty good with life, I mean with such delights at every meal he must feel like a Prince 🙂 How sweet of you 🙂

        I only hope that he helps out with the
        washing up and drying 🙂 I am sure that
        he does 🙂

        Andro xxxx



        • Sue Dreamwalker
          Nov 25, 2013 @ 13:40:12

          Hubby is a great cook and more often than not cooks the main meals, we share the washing up! And yes we have ‘the Good Life’ 😀



          • Gray Dawster
            Nov 25, 2013 @ 22:43:34

            You certainly do, which
            is really nice to know 🙂
            I am a great believer in
            sharing household tasks
            as no job is a woman’s
            or man’s in reality, it is
            just something that needs
            doing 🙂 Have fun Sue 😉

            Andro xxxx



  2. Deb Villines
    Jul 15, 2015 @ 07:19:56

    Carrot Cake is one of my favorites;) sounds yummy, I need to book mark this one;) Love and Light; Deb

    Liked by 1 person


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