Carrot Cake by Jan

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Jan Purkrábek

Written by Jan Purkrábek Published on 11.02.2011 11:28:42 (updated on 11.02.2011) Reading time: 1 minute

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Carrot Cake by Jan


Why I like this recipe?

“To be honest, I really like anything sweet. Sometimes, I feel guilty for eating too much chocolate, and a nice change once in a while is always welcome. What better way than to include some carrots? When having tea, it´s always nice to have some dessert to go with it, and this is a perfect candidate for that. It’s a moist and zesty cake with a wonderful icing to complement it.”

Preparation time


30 minutes

AGENCY PROPERTIES

Apartment for rent, 1+KK - Studio, 42m<sup>2</sup>

Apartment for rent, 1+KK - Studio, 42m2

Vyšehradská, Praha 2 - Nové Město

Retail space for rent, 53m<sup>2</sup>

Retail space for rent, 53m2

Prvního pluku, Praha 8 - Karlín

Office for rent, 21m<sup>2</sup>

Office for rent, 21m2

Michalská, Praha 1 - Staré Město

Baking time
75 minutes

Serves
10 – 12 persons

Ingredients

Carrot Cake:

·    250g plain flour
·    250g light soft brown sugar
·    Pinch of salt
·    1 teaspoon baking powder
·    2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
·    500g cooked and pureed carrots
·    175ml sunflower oil
·    2 eggs, lightly beaten
·    1 vanilla pod, extracted
·    125g walnuts or hazelnuts, chopped
·    50g ground coconut shavings

Cream cheese frosting/ icing:

·    250g soft cheese: Philadelphia or the Czech equivalent (pomazánkové máslo)
·    250g icing sugar
·    1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice

You will require some mixing bowls for the cake mixture and a cake tin (20 cm).

Preparation method
Mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon) Add oil, beaten eggs and vanilla and beat well. After cooking the carrots in water, extract the water and create a puree. Add this puree into the cake mix. Fold in the nuts and coconut.

Pour the mix into a greased cake tin and bake at 180°C for 75 minutes or until a sharp knife or stick inserted into the centre comes out clean. Let it cool.

To make the frosting: Mash the cheese while slowly sifting the icing sugar in. Beat until the sugar is fully integrated. Stir in lemon juice.

When the cake is cool, cut through it horizontally and spread the icing. Spread the remaining icing on the top and sides of the cake.

Dig in!

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