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Lime frosted easy carrot cake

This carrot cake is quick and simple and amazingly moist and light and the gentle lime in the frosting adds another dimension.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 12 slices
Calories:
Alter quantities (metric only) 12 slices

Here's what you'll need...

Ingredients you'll need...

Dry ingredients

  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 150 g self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet ingredients

  • 120 ml vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 150 g carrots coarsely grated

Lime frosting

  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 50 g butter spreadable or very soft
  • 75 g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 16 walnut halves

Here's what we do...

Carrot cake

  • Line your tin with greaseproof paper.
  • Heat your oven to 180°C/160°C/Gas mark 4,
  • Add the caster sugar to a large bowl.
  • Sift all of the remaining dry ingredients into the bowl.
  • Give the mixture a quick mix to ensure all the dry ingredients are fully incorporated.
  • Mix in the oil first, then when incorporated add the beaten eggs.
  • Give everything a quick beat for about 15 seconds on a medium setting.
  • Fold in your grated carrots.
  • Transfer the batter to your prepared tin and bake in the centre of your oven for an hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes
  • Remove from the tin and cool on a cooling rack, crust side down.

Lime frosting

  • Mix your cream cheese and butter together until fully incorporated.
  • Add you lime juice and sift in your icing sugar.
  • Mix thoroughly, then spread evenly over the top of the cake.
  • Decorate with walnuts.
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Supporting Notes

Keep the carrot cake in the fridge, as the frosting is made with cream cheese you need to keep it cold.
This cake freezes well, frosting included.

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