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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

    10 serving

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Serves: 10

Simon’s Carrot Cake is a deliciously indulgent teatime treat. It is packed full of hearty ingredients, including fresh and dried fruit, nuts and carrots for a more-ish flavour and moist texture. Simon tops his cake with rich cream cheese icing for an even more luxurious flavour. Perfect for an afternoon snack with a cuppa. Part of our Daily Brunch with Ocado recipe collection. Looking for more cake recipes? Look no further.
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  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 150g light brown sugar
  • 50g walnuts, shells removed
  • 220g canned pineapple slices, chopped
  • 1 Handful sultanas
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 passion fruit, pulp only
  • 150g carrots, grated
  • 150ml sunflower oil
  • 3 free-range eggs
  • 125g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g cream cheese
  • 450g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g creamed coconut, grated
  • 50g whole pecans, to decorate


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160˚C/320˚F/Gas 2.

Step 2

Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl and mix well.

Step 3

Add the sugar, walnuts, pineapple, sultanas, mashed banana, passion fruit pulp, grated carrot, oil and eggs and mix well to completely combine.

Step 4

Pour the cake mixture into a greased 20cm/8in cake tin and place into the oven to bake for 1-1¼ hours, or until cooked through. Test by pushing a skewer into the centre of the cake. If the skewer comes out clean the cake is ready.

Step 5

If the cake top is browning too much, cover with a circle of kitchen foil.

Step 6

Remove from the oven when ready and allow to cool on a wire rack.

Step 7

For the icing, beat the butter and cheese together in a clean bowl until light and fluffy.

Step 8

Add sugar and vanilla extract and mix well.

Step 9

Add the coconut and mix again.

Step 10

Once the cake is cool, remove from the cake tin, cut in half horizontally and spread the icing in the middle and on top of the cake.

Step 11

Decorate the cake with a few whole pecans and serve in generous slices.

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