Mega carrot cake

Mega carrot cake

The ultimate carrot cake recipe - deliciously moist with crunchy nuts and rich, cream cheese icing

By , 21 September 2015

(13 votes)

Mega carrot cake
  • 2 Hours 15 Mins

  • Serves: 18

  • Price: 35p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 115g serving contains
  • Energy

    1912KJ

    457KCAL

    23%
  • Fat

    30.0g

    high

    43%
  • Saturates

    10.0g

    high

    50%
  • Sugars

    28.0g

    high

    31%
  • Salt

    0.57g

    med

    10%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1663kJ/397kcal.
Ingredients
  • 1 large orange, zest and juice of
  • 175g Asda Sultanas
  • 150g pecan, roughly chopped
  • 300g Asda self-raising flour
  • 2 level tsp mixed spice
  • 1 ½ level bicarbonate of soda
  • 75g Asda Desiccated Coconut
  • 3 large eggs
  • 250g light soft brown sugar
  • 220ml sunflower oil
  • 300g carrots (peeled weight), grated
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp Asda Lemon Juice
  • Few drops Asda Extra Special Vanilla Extract
  • 300g Asda Full Fat Soft and Creamy Cheese
Method
  • Pre-heat the oven to 160C/140C Fan/Gas 3. Grease a 28cm x 25cm roasting tin and line with baking paper.

  • Put the orange zest, 2 tbsp juice and sultanas in a bowl, and leave for 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, put the nuts on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 8 minutes.

  • Sift the flour, spice and bicarb of soda into a bowl. Add half the pecans and the coconut.

  • Whisk the eggs, sugar and oil until the sugar starts to dissolve. Stir in the sultanas and juice, carrots and flour mixture. Put in the tin and bake for 1 hour.

  • Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a rack.

  • Beat the butter and icing sugar, then stir in the lemon juice, vanilla and cheese. Spread on the cake and sprinkle with remaining nuts.