Quick Carrot Cake Recipe

 

hi-guys

I’ve never been one to sleep in, mainly because my lack of social life ensures an early night. However, I’ve always enjoyed an extra hour or so in bed on Sundays, especially when on holidays. So it was a surprise when this morning I woke up unusually early to the sounds of what my sleep-deprived mind imagined to be a battle going on outside my bedroom. As it turns out, it was simply my younger siblings on an enthusiastic Easter egg hunt around my house, their chocolate-fueled excitement apparently making any kind of discretion at 7a.m. impossible.

Luckily, one giant, mint-flavoured, gold foil-wrapped chocolate egg later, my abrupt awakening was forgotten and I officially switched over to Easter-celebration mode. I wanted to share this delicious carrot cake recipe with you guys today, because it’s such an Easter classic! The bright, colourful carrots combined with crunchy pecan nuts, flaky coconut and warm spices, make a perfect, aromatic batter. The moist cake is topped with a fluffy mascarpone icing that just brings it to the next level. I just barely managed to snap a few photographs of it, before my family promptly devoured it in seconds.

Make sure to let me know in the comments below what other posts you guys want to see this spring. Happy Easter! signature

 

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Ingredients

cake
75g self-raising flour
1 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 carrots, grated
50g pecans, chopped (plus a few to decorate)
30g desicated coconut
75g light brown sugar
2 eggs
3 tbsp fresh orange juice
75g butter, melted
Icing
250g mascarpone
3 tbsp icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
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Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 190’C (375’F). Grease and line a baking tin with baking parchment.
  2. Sift flour, spices and baking powder into a large bowl.
  3. Add pecans, coconut, sugar and carrots. Mix well.
  4. Add eggs, orange juice and butter. Stir until well combined.
  5. Pour mixture into baking tin. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
  6. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  7. For the icing, beat together mascarpone, icing sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  8. Spread the icing over the top of the cake and decorate with a few pecan nuts.
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23 comments

  1. koriahweb · April 20

    Wow! That looks delicous!!!

    Liked by 3 people

    • maya · April 23

      Thank you! It was pretty tasty 🙂

      Like

  2. chefkreso · April 18

    Thanks for the recipe! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. CrabtreeGirl · April 17

    Reblogged this on Be Happy & Healthy with Niki and commented:
    The pictures reeled me in and I just had to make this!

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · April 20

      Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. CrabtreeGirl · April 17

    I am making this tonight! Fortunately Siri can translate the amounts for me, haha. I don’t usually like sweets, but this looked amazing; your pictures are mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing!

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · April 20

      let me know how it turns out! 🙂

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  5. TheKey12 · April 17

    Your blog is beautiful. I love it! I bet the carrot cake was awesome, must soon try it!

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · April 20

      Aw, thanks so much! I’m glad you like it 🙂

      Like

  6. Colors of my life · April 17

    Yummy can’t help not to eat it.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. kpfssport · April 17

    Oooh! I will have to try this.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Audrey · April 17

    Looks yummy 😋Feel like eating one now 😋

    Liked by 2 people

  9. getfreefalling · April 16

    Carrot Cake is such an easter classik! Actually I just made on yesterday as well 😀

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · April 20

      It’s definitely one of my favourites!

      Like

  10. rebeccatheheadchef · April 16

    Yummy I love carrot cake!

    Liked by 3 people

    • maya · April 16

      Join the club 😉

      Like

  11. the happiest pixel · April 16

    Your cake is awesome, my happy pixel!! I love carrot cakes! I made one last week: https://thehappiestpixel.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/carrot-cake/?frame-nonce=98c98abb3d
    Thanks for sharing yours.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. cezk1 · April 16

    Gonna have to try this for Easter!

    Liked by 3 people

    • maya · April 16

      I hope you enjoy it as much I did 🙂

      Like

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