Carrot Cake!!

Hi everyone!
Many times I wanted to bake the carrot cake, so popular in UK and the States, and I thought that this time of the year fits really well to give it a try 🙂

Never did it before, but I think the results are pretty good and delicious. I warn you! take a small piece first because it fills you up quickly 🙂

The combination of all the ingrediets with the carrot, leaves behind an amazing flavour to enjoy!

The ingredients to make the cake are:

360 g all purpose flour
1 packet of yeast
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 grated carrots
250 ml sunflower oil
200 g sugar (I used white sugar, but you can also use brown sugar)
4 eggs
100 g of nuts
1 pinch os salt
1 pinch of baking soda

The ingredients for covering and filling are:

1 tub of cream cheese
125 g butter (room temperature)
150 g icing sugar
200 ml whipping cream
Orange zest



The cake:

1º) Sift the flour together with yeast the baking soda and pinch of salt.

2º) Beat the eggs with the sugar, then add the oil and stir well.

3º) Add the grated carrots and the walnuts, mix until the ingredients are well integrated.

4º) In the next step we add the flour and yeast, stir slowly.
5º) Finally pour into the mold and take it to the oven at 180 ºC for about 40 minutes (the time depends on the oven)


Cream cheese frosting:

1º) First mix well the butter with the sugar, we will obtain a nice and smooth cream.

2º) Add the whipping cream, the cheese and the orange zest. Beat well and you will get a consistent cream.

3º) Finally we cover and fill the cake; you can decorate how you like most, in this case, I used chocolate sprinkles that I put on the side of the cake..

And…here we have our delicious carrot cake; It is not difficult to make, so we can bake it to enjoy it in any occasion.

I hope you liked it, I´m sure you have many ways of baking this cake, you can share your pictures on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/The-Good-Taste

Have a happy Halloween!

I would also like to share with you some pictures of the landscape of this time of the year that I´ve been enjoying during my staying in Asturias (the north of Spain), I never get tired of looking at them, Incredible!

Cheers!!
Beatriz.

Just one more thing that I would like to tell you:  many of you have told me that your comments don´t appear here after you published them. I have been trying to find a solution concerning this issue and, since, from my side is configured correctly, this seems to be a kind of problem with blogger program. 
I will keep on trying to solve it, but for now, I apologize and thanks for your understanding. 
If you want to contact you can do it here: bealvidal@gmail.com.
Thanks a lot 🙂
Bea.

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