Our favourite Carrot Cake turned into a Christmas Cake

C390DB36-1A62-4CE0-A092-C7856E11455DWho can resist a soft, moist carrot cake with the warm flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg and all-spice…….flavours that usually fill the air at this time of year when we enjoy other Christmas treats such as fruit cake or mince pies. Lukholo and I turned our carrot cake into a Christmas wreath and also added a delectable Amasi Cream Cheese topping.

CARROT CAKE WITH AMASI CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

Serves: 12

Ingredients: for the Cake

250ml Sunflower Oil

225g muscovado (brown) Sugar

3 large Eggs

225g Self-raising flour

Pinch of Salt

½ tsp each ground cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg

250g grated carrots

Ingredients: for the Frosting

50g butter at room temperature

225gram AMASI cream cheese

50g sifted icing sugar

5ml vanilla extract

100g chopped pecan nuts

Method: Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius
  • Grease a ring tin or grease and line the base of 2 x 23cm sandwich tins
  • Using a hand mixer combine the oil, brown sugar and eggs
  • Sift together the flour and salt and spices
  • Fold into the into the egg mixture
  • Stir in the grated carrots
  • Pour into the ring tin or divide between two sandwich tins
  • Bake for 40 – 50 minutes until skewer comes out clean
  • Leave in tin for 10 minutes and then turn onto rack to cool

Method: Frosting

  • Beat together the softened butter and Amasi cream cheese.
  • Sift in icing sugar and stir to combine
  • Add Vanilla extact
  • Spread or pipe frosting over the cake and decorate with chopped pecan nuts.

Remember that the frosting can be made with regular cream cheese if you do not have Amasi.

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We would like to take this time to wish you and your families a joyous festive season a may you look forward to a wonderful 2018…….please keep following and sharing our recipes!

 

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