Step 1
Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/Gas Mark 3. Grease a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with a little Trex, then line with baking paper or greaseproof paper.

Step 2
Put the Trex, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest into a large mixing bowl. Sift in the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Use a wooden spoon to beat the mixture together until smooth and creamy — this will only take 1-2 minutes.

Step 3
Add the grated carrot and almonds and fold them into the mixture with a large metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and level the surface.

Step 4
Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5
To make the frosting, beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the cream cheese and beat it in thoroughly. Spread over the top of the cake and sprinkle the orange zest on top.

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Enjoy a slice of this eternal favourite.

8-10

Serves: 8-10

60
MINS

Bake Time: 60 mins

SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS
SUITABLE FOR FREEZING

INGREDIENTS

A little Trex, for greasing
150g6oz Trex, at room temperature
150g6oz Light muscovado sugar
33 Large eggs
½ tsp½ tsp Vanilla extract
Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
200g7oz Plain flour
¼ tsp¼ tsp Salt
3⁄4 tsp3⁄4 tsp Baking powder
3⁄4 tsp3⁄4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp½ tsp Ground cinnamon
225g8oz Carrot, grated
50g2oz Ground almonds

Frosting

50g2oz Butter, at room temperature
100g4oz Icing sugar
100g4oz Cream cheese
A little orange zest, finely grated

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 170°C/fan oven 150°C/Gas Mark 3. Grease a 900g (2lb) loaf tin with a little Trex, then line with baking paper or greaseproof paper.

Step 2
Put the Trex, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and orange zest into a large mixing bowl. Sift in the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon. Use a wooden spoon to beat the mixture together until smooth and creamy — this will only take 1-2 minutes.

Step 3
Add the grated carrot and almonds and fold them into the mixture with a large metal spoon. Transfer the mixture to the prepared tin and level the surface.

Step 4
Bake in the centre of the oven for 1 hour, or until a fine skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 5
To make the frosting, beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the cream cheese and beat it in thoroughly. Spread over the top of the cake and sprinkle the orange zest on top.

BAKE MODE