Sigrid's Carrot Cake

  • Preparation Time20 mins
  • Cooking Time50 mins
  • Serves12
  • DifficultyEasy

For the carrot cake

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
4 whole eggs
2 cups plain, plus more for dusting
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups grated carrots
Butter, for greasing

For the icing

1 stick butter, softened
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 pound powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup pecans, chopped finely

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 160°C. Mix together the granulated sugar, oil and eggs in a large bowl. In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture and combine. Then add the carrots and mix well. Pour the batter into a greased and floured Bundt pan and bake until done, about 50 minutes. Leave to cool completely.

Meanwhile, for the icing: In a larger bowl, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and blend. Then mix in the pecans. Spread the icing on the cooled carrot cake.

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