Carrot Cake and Frostings

Ingredients 

Carrot cake with parev lemon glaze

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups finely grated carrots

1 cup cooking oil

4 eggs

How to do it

1. Preheat your oven to 180ºC (350ºF)

2. Grease one large baking pan 32x22x10cm (13x9x2 inch) pan (I use the large disposable aluminium pans), or two 22 cm (9-inch) round baking pans. Tip: Line the pan with baking paper and spray with non-stick spray – it comes out cleanly every time.

3. Finely shred the carrots in a food processor (make sure you use the finest grater, otherwise the carrots will sink to the bottom of the cake – yuck!)

4. Mix ALL ingredients together in a mixer until combined. Pour into the greased pans and bake for about 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

5. Allow to rest for about 10 minutes and then turn the cake out onto a wire rack to cool.

You can serve this without a topping or you can add a lemon glaze topping of the juice of half a lemon mixed with powdered sugar, until you get a spreading consistency (it should be too runny or it will run off the cake)

Another parev topping option is to beat one container or non-dairy cream until it forms soft peaks. Then add powdered sugar until you achieve spreading consistency.

If you are having a dairy meal or aren’t baking this to serve after a meat meal, you can add Cream Cheese Frosting, which is the perfect complement to this cake.

Here’s the recipe for the frosting for the one layer cake:

Cream Cheese Frosting (Dairy)

Mix together in a bowl 2 tablespoons of soft butter, 100 grams of 30% fat cream cheese (Napoleon) and a few drops of vanilla. When it is smooth, slowly start adding powdered sugar and mix until you get a good spreading consistency (the mixture should not fall off the spoon). This will be about 300 grams of powdered sugar. Spread onto the cooled cake. For the double layer cake, double the recipe  so that you will have enough to spread in the middle and up the sides.

Note: You can make this recipe into cupcakes as well. Very yummy with the frosting!

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2 thoughts on “Carrot Cake and Frostings

  1. How easy was that.
    Preparation took all of 10min, mixed all the ingredients in one glass bowl with a whisk and did not even need the mixmaster!
    Kids loved it as a 10pm snack on a Wednesday night.
    Thanks Margo

    • You have very lucky kids, Danny! Mine have to wait until we have visitors before they get to eat cake on any non-birthday day. Glad it came out well.

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