Thursday, 14 August 2008

Simple Carrot cake

I made this carrot cake a little while ago when I really wanted a peice of cake but couldn't be bothered to make anything complicated. Recipes don't come much easier than this, just throw it all together and bake. The cream cheese icing is optional but I love it! Carrot cake just has to have cream cheese in my opinion.
This cake is really moist and full of flavour and is my goto emergency I need cake NOW recipe!

Carrot Loaf
1 large egg.
1 ½ cups of flour.
1 cup of shredded carrots.
½ cup of white sugar, granulated.
½ cup of brown sugar, packed.
½ cup of vegetable oil.
½ cup of chopped nuts.
½ cup of raisins.
1 teaspoon of cinnamon.
½ teaspoon of baking soda.
¼ teaspoon of salt.
¼ teaspoon of baking powder.


Stir together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt and baking powder.
In a separate bowl, mix together the white and brown sugar, shredded carrots, vegetable oil and egg.
Combine the two mixtures, then add the chopped nuts and raisins.
Spoon the mixture into a greased and floured loaf pan (about 8x4x2 inches).
Bake at 350F for about 60 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Store in an airtight container overnight.
Serve as desired.

1 comment:

Christina said...

Sounds really great, and sometimes we want something good that's quick to prepare. And I agree that carrot cake needs cream cheese icing!