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

 

d

carrot_cake_2  carrot_cake_1

carrot_cake_3

carrot_cake_4

carrot_cake_5

carrot_cake_6

carrot_cake_7

carrot_cake_8

carrot_cake_9

carrot_cake_10

carrot_cake_11

carrot_cake_14

recipe.jpg

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
_
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.
FOLLOW ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
1456098967_pintereston Pinterest
1456098962_twitter1on Twitter
1458587945_instagram.pngon Instagram
on Bloglovin’
Advertisements

23 comments

  1. koriahweb · 8 Days Ago

    Wow! That looks delicous!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · 5 Days Ago

      Thank you! It was pretty tasty 🙂

      Like

  2. chefkreso · 10 Days Ago

    Thanks for the recipe! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. CrabtreeGirl · 11 Days Ago

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · 8 Days Ago

      Thanks so much for sharing!

      Like

  4. CrabtreeGirl · 11 Days Ago

    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 1 person

    • maya · 8 Days Ago

      let me know how it turns out! 🙂

      Like

  5. TheKey12 · 11 Days Ago

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · 8 Days Ago

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

      Like

  6. Colors of my life · 11 Days Ago

    Yummy can’t help not to eat it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. kpfssport · 11 Days Ago

    Oooh! I will have to try this.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Audrey · 11 Days Ago

    Looks yummy 😋Feel like eating one now 😋

    Liked by 1 person

  9. getfreefalling · 12 Days Ago

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

    Liked by 1 person

    • maya · 8 Days Ago

      It’s definitely one of my favourites!

      Like

  10. rebeccatheheadchef · 12 Days Ago

    Yummy I love carrot cake!

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · 12 Days Ago

      Join the club 😉

      Like

  11. the happiest pixel · 12 Days Ago

    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 · 12 Days Ago

    Gonna have to try this for Easter!

    Liked by 2 people

    • maya · 12 Days Ago

      I hope you enjoy it as much I did 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s