Carrot Cake

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Carrot Cake

Originally from the States, but now a favourite coffee shop cake, the addition of grated carrot creates a moist cake mixture our recipe is cooked in two tins, creating an excellent bake, sandwiched together with a sweet orange mascarpone.

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Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 8-12


  1. Preheat oven to fan 180°C, conventional 200°C, gas 6. Grease and line 2 × 20cm round sandwich tins with baking parchment.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and spices together.
  3. In a large bowl, place the oil, sugar and eggs, beat until thick and creamy.
  4. Add the flour mix, carrot, nuts, orange zest and juice, coconut and sultanas. Stir together well.
  5. Place mixture in prepared cake tins.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until golden and firm to the touch. Cool.
  7. To make the icing and filling, mix together the mascarpone, orange juice and icing sugar, use half to sandwich the two cakes together. Spread the remainder on top of the cake and decorate with orange zest.

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Added by وصفات طبخ of cairo 05 Nov 2013 Report Abusive Comment
My friend made me this cake and i have to say you wouldn't get a better carrot cake ANYWHERE.It was absolutley fantastic and very moreish. C. Cordon.
Added by Carol Cordon of Doncaster 03 Sep 2011 Report Abusive Comment
A little pineapple in the mix is very tasty. Pecans also add a little zing.
Added by Agatha Angelu of Keighley 07 Apr 2011 Report Abusive Comment
Just found this site , am about to make the delicious looking carrot cake.
Added by Anastasia Eagles of Olney 24 Mar 2011 Report Abusive Comment
Carrot Cake is my favourite. Can't wait to try out this recipe at home. Thank you McDougalls!
Added by R Arkin of London 04 Mar 2011 Report Abusive Comment
my favourite cake its a winner with all my friends its so moist
Added by Yvonne Allingham of Glasgow 03 Mar 2011 Report Abusive Comment


  • 225g McDougalls Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 175ml sunflower oil
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 300g grated carrot
  • 75g pecan nuts, roughly chopped
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 50g sultanas
  • 225g tub mascarpone
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 orange
  • 25g icing sugar

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