Yummy Home-made Carrot Cake Recipe at MyDish

Yummy Home-made Carrot Cake

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  • First of all, finely grate your carrots.

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius and grease your cake tin.

  • In a separate large bowl, sieve flour, add sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ground cloves. Add oil, vanilla essence, brandy and break eggs in also. Stir mixture together with a wooden spoon. Add carrots, dried mixed fruit, walnuts and cherries. At this point, add a little milk if necessary to get the consistency right.

  • Pour mixture into the cake tin and place in the centre of the oven. Cook for 40 mins, or until cooked all the way through. To check, poke a knife in the middle and see if the dough is still wet.

  • Do not open the oven during the first 30 mins at least!!!

  • Tips

    • You can ice this cake also, which makes it even more tasty...but it doesn't need it. Up to you!

      For icing I generally use 2 parts icing sugar with 1 part butter, going by the weight. Then add a drop of vanilla essence, mix it all up, and spread it on the cake once it has cooled down a bit.

      You can finely grate some lemon zest or carrot to decorate.


    • 3 cups self raising flour
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 medium eggs
    • 1 level tsp baking powder
    • 5 medium carrots
    • 1 tbsp vanilla essence
    • 1 tbsp brandy
    • 1 tsp salt
    • ½ cup dried mixed fruit
    • a handful crushed walnuts
    • ¼ cup glaced cherries (halved)
    • 1 level tbsp ground cinammon
    • 1 level tsp ground cloves
    • a splash milk

    By Views 5139  Added Sat Sep 26 2009

    I make this cake for my family all the time and they enjoy it very much. Sometimes i get it a bit wrong, and it is not a perfect recipe...so suggestions are very welcome!