"Carrot cake closely resembles a quick bread in method of preparation [all the wet ingredients, such as the eggs and sugar, are mixed together, all the dry ingredients are mixed together, and the wet are then added to the dry] and final consistency [which is usually denser than a traditional cake and has a coarser crumb]."
"Many carrot cake recipes include optional ingredients, such as nuts, raisin, pineapple, or coconut. The most common icing on carrot cake is a cream cheese icing [icing sugar, butter and cream cheese]."
"Carrot cake is often referred to as Passion cake. Carrot cake was voted as the favourite cake in the United Kingdom, according to a survey in the Radio Times in 2011."
|Carrot Cake Recipe|
|For The Cake:|
2 cups (250g) self-rising flour
2 cups (400g) sugar
1 1/2 cups (355 ml) oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. black walnut flavoring
3 cups (330g) shredded carrots
1 cup (120g) chopped black walnuts
|For The Frosting:|
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup (120g) butter milk
1 cup (200g) sugar
1 tbs. Caro syrup
For The Cake: Preheat oven to 350ºF/180ºC. Grease and flour a bundt pan. In a large bowl, mix oil, sugar, eggs, and flavorings. Add flour and cinnamon to the mixture. Mix in carrots and nuts. Pour the mixture into a pan. Bake for one hour. Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan. For The Frosting: To a small sauce pan add baking soda, buttermilk, sugar, and syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil. Pour mixture over the cake and let it sit.
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