Saturday, November 2, 2013

Carrot-Raisin Cake

This is one of my favourite recipes. It's sweet, moist and healthy, because there are carrots in it! I shared it with my neighbour and her husband and also with those who came on a visit.

You will need:

1c raisins
2c flour
2c sugar (brown)
2tsp baking powder
2tsp cinnamon
1tsp soda bicarbonate (baking soda)
1tsp salt
3/4c vegetable oil
4 eggs
3c grated carrots.

Toss raisins with 2 tbsp flour. In a mixing bowl, combine sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, soda, salt and the rest of the flour. Add oil and eggs, beat well and then add carrots and raisins.

Transfer to a greased baking dish, bake at ab. 165*C (325*F) for 55 till 60 min., remove from oven and cool. For frosting you will need:

1pkg cream cheese (8oz)
1/2c soft butter
1tsp orange juice
1tsp vanilla extract
powder sugar to taste (I usually use ab. 2 cups, though the original recipe calls for 3 3/4c)

Beat cream cheese and butter, then add juice and vanilla, beat in powder sugar until the desired consistency is reached. Spread over the cake and store it in the fridge. I usually cover it with aluminium foil which helps keep it fresh.

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