Proper Moist Carrot Cake

Today's bake is part 1 of a 4 part series where I'll be showing you how to make each cake that makes up this beast of a bake!

As pointed out in the picture, the first tier I will be showing you how to bake is the carrot cake! And it's a moist one! 


For the cake:
  • 190g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2tsp ground cinnamon
  • 225ml vegetable oil 
  • 150g granulated sugar 
  • 150g brown sugar 
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract 
  • 3 eggs 
  • 225g grated carrot 
  • 75g chopped pecans 
For the cream cheese frosting and decoration: 
  • 115g full fat cream cheese 
  • 70g icing sugar 
  • 40ml double cream 
  • 25g chopped pecans 

  • two 6' sandwich tins
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas Mark 4 and line both of your cake tins with baking paper. 
  2. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and cinnamon. 
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, sugars, vanilla extract and the eggs until fully combined.
  4. Switching to a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the flour mix from step 2 along with the carrot and chopped pecans. 
  5. Once fully incorporated, split the mixture between the two prepared tins and place in the preheated oven for 40-45 minutes until well risen and a skewer inserted comes out clean. 
  6. While the cake is baking, it's time to make the cream cheese frosting! 
  7. In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth. Now slowly pour the double cream as you continue to whisk until the mixture reaches a thicker consistency (similar to buttercream). 
  8. Once the cakes are baked, allow them to cool for 15 minutes before removing them from their tins. 
  9. To decorate, using a palette knife or a piping bag, spread some of the cream cheese icing onto the top of one of the halves until there is a decent amount on it and then place the other half on top. 
  10. If you want to decorate yours how I have done mine, then spread more icing round the edge of the cake and then chuck chopped pecans at it so they stick. Otherwise, you do you! 
  11. Make a cuppa, kick your legs up and enjoy this little moment of joy!
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