Cooking & Baking

Carrot Cake for Boris

Life has been so busy with attending weddings and birthdays of all the summer babies we know, my mum being here to stay with us and with other super cool, amazing and exciting stuff.

My summer baby husband turned 45 last Wednesday so I baked him a cake, our favourite one.

Ingredients Cake

450 gr carrots (grated)
260 gr raisins
4 large eggs
260 gr golden caster sugar
240 ml corn oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
240 gr plain flour
2 teaspoons bicarbonate
pinch salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Ingredients Icing

175 gr cream cheese (Philadelphia)
450 gr icing sugar
125 gr unsalted butter
1 zest orange

Directions Cake

Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease 2 x 20 cm cake tins with butter. Combine the grated carrots and raisins in a large bowl, and put to one side. In another bowl beat the eggs and sugar together with an electric hand mixer or kitchen mixer until smooth. Carefully add the oil and vanilla extract, beat well. Sift the flour, bicarbonate, salt and cinnamon and carefully add to the mixture. Combine the mixture with the carrots and raisins using a wooden spoon. Fill each cake tin to about two-thirds full giving it a good shake to even out the mixture. Bake for about 30 minutes. Allow the cakes to cool down before adding the frosting as the frosting will melt and make a hell of a mess.

Directions Icing

Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat well with an electric mixer until they are thoroughly combined and smooth and pale. Paste between and on top of the cake.

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  • Peggy
    27/06/2013 at 19:32

    Uhm…this serves how many people ? 😉

    • Peggy
      27/06/2013 at 19:34

      Looks yummy , though !

  • Marike
    27/06/2013 at 19:42

    Dat wordt een heeeeeeele grote taart als ik je recept opvolg. Ik vermoed dat je gram bedoelt waar je kilogram hebt geschreven. Heerlijk:) En ik ga ‘m zeker maken. Bedankt voor het recept.

  • Bettina
    27/06/2013 at 19:55

    Looks mouthwatering. Thanks for the recipe – I will surely give it a try.450 KG carrots! Are you sure….!!??? KG!?
    *smile* & regards, Bettina

  • Anneke
    27/06/2013 at 19:57

    Wat een heerlijke mooie taart!Bedankt voor het recept!

  • Thistle
    27/06/2013 at 20:26

    It looks delicious. Happy birthday to Boris and thank you for the recipe.

  • Sandy
    27/06/2013 at 21:10

    Happy birthday Boris love carrot cake must give your recipe a try thanks

  • Sue
    27/06/2013 at 21:31

    Your cake looks so scrummy – thank you for the recipe x

  • mrsrobinson
    27/06/2013 at 21:41

    Oooo, I now have a need for carrot cake!

  • Jenny
    27/06/2013 at 22:32

    Looks absolutely delicious! Happy birthday to your hubby and thank you for sharing.
    Ps. The measurements are for a very big cake though. 😉

    Lots of hugs
    – Jenny

  • naomi
    28/06/2013 at 00:28

    Ooh, my favourite too, I love carrot cake! Love the new look of the website too.Although, I don’t think the cake batter is going to fit into any of the cake tins I have
    240kg of flour! Yikes! 🙂

  • Silly Old Suitcase
    28/06/2013 at 07:27

    Baby’s van 45 eten héél veel wortels hoor… ;-)Nog gefeliciteerd en wat fijn, alleen maar coole dingen op de agenda! Geniet!


  • Katie
    28/06/2013 at 14:31

    Perfect timing. I have been looking for a carrot cake recipe and your just popped onto my inbox. Thanks, off to make it right now xx

  • Katie
    28/06/2013 at 14:33

    Ps doing g instead of kg is that right? Thanks

    29/06/2013 at 19:02

    Hiephiephoeraaaaa voor Boris x

  • Marianne
    30/06/2013 at 06:49

    Ik heb nog nooit carrot cake gehad. Zoet gebak met wortel er in lijkt me zo’n rare combinatie. Het ziet wel heel lekker uit, misschien moet ik het gewoon eens proberen.Boris, alsnog gefeliciteerd!

  • Readkapke
    02/07/2013 at 19:35

    Ik heb het ook nog nooit gehad maar het ziet er heerlijk en vooral prachtig uit! Heb het recept gepint, dat moet ik eens proberen! Gefeliciteerd met jouw man!

  • Cristina
    03/07/2013 at 01:09

    Thanks for the recipe, I just tried I out and the cake is delicious! My parents, who came over for tea, were quite impressed by my new cooking skills. We´ll certainly eat carrot cake many times again.groetjes from Chile!

  • Shannon
    03/07/2013 at 20:26

    Mmmm, that cake looks so good!

  • Reese Carrozzini
    05/07/2013 at 14:35

    Wow! This carrot cake looks picture perfect! Delicious and gorgeous!

  • Jenny
    11/07/2013 at 06:13

    bedankt voor het recept 😉

  • Olga
    12/07/2013 at 18:00

    Carrotcake is ook mijn favoriet! Ontzettend mooie foto’s staan er op deze blog.