Carrot Cake

PennyBy Penny    

July 19, 2015


175g wholemeal flour ( you could use SR white )

3 good tspns mixed spice

1 tspn baking powder

150 ml sunflower oil

Pinch salt

100g dried fruit ( I used raisins )

3 beaten eggs

250g grated carrots ( no need to peel just wash them )

175g brown sugar

Topping ; ( optional )

150g cream cheese

4 tblspn icing sugar

A few walnut halves


1Heat oven to 180C

2Grease and line a 1lb loaf tin

3Put the flour, baking powder , salt , spice into a bowl

4Stir in the sugar ,carrots, eggs , fruit and oil and mix well

5Pour mix into the prepared tin

6Bake for about 45-60 mins or until firm to touch and a skewer comes out clean

7Cool in tin for 15 minutes then finish cooling on a rack

8To make topping ; mix the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth

9Spread on top of cake and decorate with the walnuts