CARROT CAKE WITH ORANGE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- 185g butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 2 cups grated carrot
- ¾ cup walnuts, finely chopped
- ¾ cup plain flour (sifted)
- ¾ cup self raising flour (sifted)
- 1 ½ tsp mixed spice
- 90g cream cheese, softened
- 45g butter
- 1 ½ tsp finely grated orange rind
- 2 cups icing sugar (sifted)
Step 1 - Preheat oven to 180oC. Grease a ring cake tin.
Step 2 - Using an electric mixer, beat butter & sugar in a small bowl until light & fluffy.
Step 3 - Beat in eggs, one at a time.
Step 4 - Transfer to a large bowl & stir in carrot & walnuts.
Step 5 - Sift flours & mixed spice into the mixture. Stir well to combine.
Step 6 - Pour into ring tin & bake in preheated oven for 1 hr. Remove from oven, leave in tin for 5 mins then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 7 - With an electric mixer, beat butter & cream cheese until soft. Add orange rind & sifted icing sugar. Beat until light & fluffy. Spread over cooled cake.