Did you know that the 4th of April is International Carrot Day?! No? Well it is, so to celebrate all things carroty I thought Id share with you a very yummy Carrot Cake Recipe.
For the Cake
- 450ml Vegetable oil
- 400g Plain Flour
- 2 tsp Bicarb of Soda
- 550g Caster sugar
- 5 eggs
- ½ tsp salt
- 2½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 525g Grated carrot
For the Icing
- 200g Cream Cheese
- 150g Icing Sugar
- 100g Butter
Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
Grease and line a 10in cake tin.
Mix all of the ingredients for the carrot cake together in a bowl until well combined.
Pour into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes, or until cooked through
Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely
For the icing; beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and butter together in a bowl until light and fluffy.
Once the cake is cool, spread the icing over the top of the cake
- Decorate with carrot sugar decorations if desired
IDEA: Why not make a cute heart shaped carrot cake using one of our heart shaped springform baking tins
If you want to get even more into the spirit of International Carrot Day then check out these fun carrot facts here
Or try out this free downloadable carrot colouring page here