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Carrot Cake

A soft, light and utterly gorgeous cake

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carrot cake

a soft, light, utterly gorgeous cake
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: English
Keyword: batch cooking, budget meals, cake, cheap family recipes
Dietary Requirements: Dairy Free, Vegetarian
Servings: 32
Cost per portion 5p
Calories: 150.21kcal
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Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 orange
  • 320 g carrots grated
  • 200 g raisins
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 200 ml vegetable oil
  • 350 g self raising flour
  • 200 g sugar

Instructions

  • Zest and juice the orange. Warm the orange juice in a saucepan and add the raisins to soak in it to plump up. Allow to cool.
  • keep the orange carcasses to use in making marmalade once you have made all the carrot cakes for the month
  • Warm oven to gas mark 4.
  • Blitz all other ingredients together in food processor or mix together in large bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • Pour into 2 cake tins, papered or greased. Or use silicone ones if you have them.
  • Bake for 45 mins or until dark golden brown and springy in the centre to your touch.
  • Click here to start a 45 minute timer
  • Cut into 32 squares.

Notes

oven: 180C/160C fan/gas 4 You can make a half quantity of the carrot cake in an 8" square tin, cuts into 16 squares. It freezes well.
If you are following our planner you will make this 4 times in the month.
The salt value excludes any you have added yourself, as each family's tastes will differ
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
carrot cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 150.21 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.03g11%
Saturated Fat 5.31g33%
Cholesterol 20.46mg7%
Sodium 16.74mg1%
Potassium 109.5mg3%
Carbohydrates 20.59g7%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 7.15g8%
Protein 2.3g5%
Vitamin A 1709.51IU34%
Vitamin C 3.11mg4%
Calcium 11.41mg1%
Iron 0.39mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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