09 October, 2015

Sultana Carrot Cake

I posted a photo of this cake of mine on Facebook last night and someone asked for the recipe. Here it is:


2 eggs

1 cup* white sugar
¾ cup oil
½ teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
1 teasppon bi carb of soda
½ teaspoon mixed spice or cinnamon
1 cup sultanas
1 ½ cups grated carrot lightly packed (about two medium carrots)
Optional: ½ cup chopped walnuts.

1. Combine the eggs, sugar, oil, essence and sifted dry ingredients in a bowl. Beat on low speed or with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.
2. Stir in sultanas, carrot and walnuts (if using) and mix well.
3. Pour mixture into a well greased 20 cm (8 inch) tin.
4. Bake in a moderate oven for about 45 to 50 minutes.

Cream Cheese Icing

30g (1 oz) softened butter
60g packaged cream cheese
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind (optional)
1 ½ cups icing sugar

Method 1. Combine all together in a bowl, beating well.
2. Spread over cooled cake.


* Australian cup = 250ml

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