Posted on May 01, 2014 by The Gift Loft
This is a deliciously moist and subtly spicy carrot cake - the cinnamon & ginger give it the spice. We have several brilliant carrot cake recipes but this one is quite sensational. Why not invite your mother around on Mother's Day for lunch or afternoon tea? Serve her a cup of tea (bring out the teapot & milk jug for such a special occasion) and a slice of this yummy cake. The perfect gift from the heart.
"The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook" Carrot Cake
1 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/4 cup sunflower oil
2 1/3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
10 ozs (3 carrots), grated
2/3 cup shelled walnuts, chopped plus extra to decorate.
3 8-inch cake pans greased and lined with baking paper - we used one large 18 cm cake mould with a hole in the middle - so that the cake cooks faster in the middle.
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 1/3 cups icing sugar, sifted
3 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature - just use normal butter if that is what you have in the fridge.
4 oz cream cheese, cold - we use the spreadable type
The above amount was sufficient for our large, non layered cake but they suggest doubling this frosting recipe for the layered version of the cake - so that you have enough frosting for between the layers.
This cake can be made a day or two before the event. It serves about 10-12 slices. Enjoy with a cup of KeriKeri Organic Tea or Steaming Hot Chocolate and beautiful mugs. See our Teapot Hampers and Mugs Hampers & Tea & Treats Hampers which make the perfect Mother's Day gift. We also have freshest Allpress Coffee Hampers, for the coffee lover.
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