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Prep 1 hour 30 minutes
Total 1 hour 30 minutes
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Ingredients
CARROT CAKE
  • 180 Light muscovado or Soft brown sugar
  • 180 ml Sunflower oil
  • 150 g Carrots
  • 100 g Raisins
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 180 g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 3 Oranges
FOR THE ICING
  • 200 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 150 g Caster sugar
  • 100 g Softened butter
Carrot Cake
Carrot Cake Carrot Cake

This simple 'no nuts' version of a carrot cake is absolutely delicious.

  1. In a mixing bowl, add the muscovado sugar, sunflower oil and eggs and beat until smooth.
  2. Grate the carrots and add them to the mixing bowl along with the raisins.
  3. Add the teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda into the self raising flour, then sieve the flour into the cake mix.
  4. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, then the zest of two oranges.
  5. Mix it all together, it will look runny and gross. It's supposed to.
  6. Pour the mix into a lined cake tin, then pop it into the oven for 40 minutes at 180℃ 
  7. It should be firm and springy in the middle. Leave it to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack.
  8. Prepare the icing, add the cream cheese, caster sugar, softened butter and the juice of one orange into a mixing bowl and whisk until it's nice and creamy.
  9. Smother the icing over the top of the cake then finish with orange zest.
  10. Pop into the fridge for an hour for the icing to set.

As a youngster, I hit rock bottom and landed myself in a young offenders. I managed to turn my life around, became the first person to earn a Gold D of E Award behind bars and through this found my passion in cooking. I was taken on by Jamie Oliver, eventually started my own business and now find myself catering for royals and celebs. I use my love for food to spread joy and help others find purpose and change their lives. I mentor youngsters who have been in trouble with the law and regularly go back into prisons to share my experiences. I find myself being in a very fortunate position where I am able to do something I really love AND get paid for it!

Carrot Cake

This simple 'no nuts' version of a carrot cake is absolutely delicious.

Prep 1 hour 30 minutes
Total 1 hour 30 minutes
Serves
US | Metric
favorite
print
rate
Ingredients
CARROT CAKE
  • 180 Light muscovado or Soft brown sugar
  • 180 ml Sunflower oil
  • 150 g Carrots
  • 100 g Raisins
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 180 g Self raising flour
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 3 Oranges
FOR THE ICING
  • 200 g Full fat cream cheese
  • 150 g Caster sugar
  • 100 g Softened butter
  1. In a mixing bowl, add the muscovado sugar, sunflower oil and eggs and beat until smooth.
  2. Grate the carrots and add them to the mixing bowl along with the raisins.
  3. Add the teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda into the self raising flour, then sieve the flour into the cake mix.
  4. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, then the zest of two oranges.
  5. Mix it all together, it will look runny and gross. It's supposed to.
  6. Pour the mix into a lined cake tin, then pop it into the oven for 40 minutes at 180℃ 
  7. It should be firm and springy in the middle. Leave it to cool in the tin for a few minutes before turning it out onto a wire cooling rack.
  8. Prepare the icing, add the cream cheese, caster sugar, softened butter and the juice of one orange into a mixing bowl and whisk until it's nice and creamy.
  9. Smother the icing over the top of the cake then finish with orange zest.
  10. Pop into the fridge for an hour for the icing to set.

As a youngster, I hit rock bottom and landed myself in a young offenders. I managed to turn my life around, became the first person to earn a Gold D of E Award behind bars and through this found my passion in cooking. I was taken on by Jamie Oliver, eventually started my own business and now find myself catering for royals and celebs. I use my love for food to spread joy and help others find purpose and change their lives. I mentor youngsters who have been in trouble with the law and regularly go back into prisons to share my experiences. I find myself being in a very fortunate position where I am able to do something I really love AND get paid for it!

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