Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting might be a birthday party, a baby shower or Melbourne Cup afternoon tea with the girls – you can’t go wrong with a delicious, moist carrot cake sweetly decorated with pretty flowers and gorgeous tablewares. Cooking time: 30mins Cooling time: 2hrs Serves: 12 people.

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 cups of self-raising flour
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • Icing:
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 3/4 icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tbsp of lemon juice
  • baking paper
  • fresh flowers

1) Preheat oven to 160°C. Grease 2 x round 25cm (base measurement) cake pans. 2) In a mixing bowl sift flour, add sugar, bicarb, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. 3) Add oil and eggs stir until combined. 4) Fold in carrots and walnuts. 5) Spoon half the mixture into each prepared pan and smooth the surface with the back of a spoon. 6) Bake in oven for 25 minutes. 7) Remove from oven and set aside for 20 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack for 2 hours or until completely cool. 8) Place room temperature cream cheese in a mixing bowl. Use an electric beater to beat for 2 minutes. Gradually add the icing sugar until frosting is light and creamy, add lemon juice and stir until combined. 8) Place 1 cake on a cake plate and spread 1 cup of icing on top, place remaining cake layer on top. Spread top and sides of cake with icing. 9) Cut a circle about 10cm in diamter of baking paper and place on top of cake in the centre then add fresh flowers to cover paper. Make sure you always protect your cake from the flowers to insure there is no bleeding of colour or contamination from the flowers.

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