How to Bake a Moist Carrot Cake

This is such a comfort food. It doesn't have to be very sweet. You can add sugar substitute, such as agave nectar, honey & still enjoy this for tea or after dinner dessert with a dollop of ice cream.

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How to Bake a Moist Carrot Cake Recipe
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1
Get ready 500g carrots. Wash it. Peel it. Grate it finely.

Get ready 500g carrots. Wash it. Peel it. Grate it finely.

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Add ginger, clove,nutmeg & cinnamon powder

Add ginger, clove,nutmeg & cinnamon powder

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3
Mix it through

Mix it through

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Julienne the dried apricots. Add to carrot mixture. You can substitute the apricot with sultanas or raisins.

Julienne the dried apricots. Add to carrot mixture. You can substitute the apricot with sultanas or raisins.

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Add 1/4 cup dessicated coconut. If you like you may substitute this with rolled oats.

Add 1/4 cup dessicated coconut. If you like you may substitute this with rolled oats.

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Add polenta.

Add polenta.

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Mix this through

Mix this through

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Add eggs, vanilla extract / orange blossom water.

Add eggs, vanilla extract / orange blossom water.

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Add brown sugar & oil / butter, butter milk, salt, plain flour, baking powder & baking soda. Mix till well combined. Lastly add the roasted walnuts. Mix gently.

Add brown sugar & oil / butter, butter milk, salt, plain flour, baking powder & baking soda. Mix till well combined. Lastly add the roasted walnuts. Mix gently.

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Pour the mixture into a greased tray and place into a 180 deg preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

Pour the mixture into a greased tray and place into a 180 deg preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.

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Try to smoother the top of the cake mixture

Try to smoother the top of the cake mixture

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Test with skewer to see if the cake is done. Remove from oven. Allow to cool on a rack. Slice the cake in half to get 2 discs, if you wish to ice the cake.

Test with skewer to see if the cake is done. Remove from oven. Allow to cool on a rack. Slice the cake in half to get 2 discs, if you wish to ice the cake.

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Like so.

Like so.

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Whisk cream cheese with icing sugar. If the mixture is hard to whisk, slowly add some thicken cream to loosen the icing. This makes it easier for whisking.

Whisk cream cheese with icing sugar. If the mixture is hard to whisk, slowly add some thicken cream to loosen the icing. This makes it easier for whisking.

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With a spatula spread the cream cheese frosting and sprinkle the leftover 1/4 cup dessicated coconut on top. Serve with a dollop of vanilla or coconut ice cream. BON APPETIT.

With a spatula spread the cream cheese frosting and sprinkle the leftover 1/4 cup dessicated coconut on top. Serve with a dollop of vanilla or coconut ice cream. BON APPETIT.

Ingredients

2 Cups Plain flour 
½ Cups Polenta 
Cups Brown sugar 
2 Cups Grated Carrots 
4 Eggs 
1 Cup Roasted walnuts 
½ Cups Desiccated coconut 
Cups Vegetable oil 
¼ Cups Dried apricot 
¼ Cups Buttermilk 
2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract or orange blossom water 
½ Teaspoons Cinnamon powder 
¼ Teaspoons Clove powder 
¼ Teaspoons Ginger powder 
¼ Teaspoons Nutmeg powder 
¼ Teaspoons Salt 
1 Teaspoon Baking soda 
Teaspoons Baking powder 
250 Grams Low fat cream cheese 
6 Tablespoons Icing sugar 
2 Teaspoons Thickened cream 
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