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by Sue W (subscribe)
Lover of exploring, family, food and fun!
Published May 14th 2020
A nut-free carrot cake the kids will love
If you love carrot cake, then you will enjoy making this easy, nut-free carrot cake recipe for guests who come over, the kids or the whole family. My family has been making this carrot cake recipe for years, after we had some at a family gathering and asked my Aunty for the recipe. She was happy to share her recipe - even though it meant we knew her secret of how easy it was to make!

In my opinion, the best recipes are the easiest ones - with as little ingredients as possible. Who wants to search all around the supermarket looking for strange ingredients that we will never use again? This recipe uses ingredients that you may already have in your home, right now. It is the perfect family favourite to try this weekend...



Ingredients

Cake:
2/3 cup oil
3/4 cup raw sugar
2 eggs
1 cup self-raising flour
3 Tablespoons sultanas
1 teaspoon mixed spice
1 and 1/2 cups grated carrots


Icing:
100g cream cheese
3 Tablespoons icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence




Cake Instructions

1/ Preheat oven to 180 degrees, fan-forced. Cream together oil and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.

2/ Add flour and then mix. Stir through the sultanas.

3/ Stir through the mixed spice and grated carrot. Mix until well combined.

4/ Pour into a lined cake tin and bake for 30 - 35 minutes. Place a knife in the centre of the cake and if it comes out mostly clean, allow to cool on a cake rack. This cake is moist, due to the carrots, eggs and oil, so your knife won't be completely dry.

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Mix your ingredients and pour into a lined cake tin


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Allow the cake to cool completely before spreading on the icing


Icing Instructions

5/ In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence. Smear over the top of the cooled cake. (This icing is so good, you and the kids will want to lick the bowl!)

6/ Eat!

Easy, right? After you make this once, you will find yourself making it time and time again for family gatherings, BBQ's and birthdays. It is a favourite in our family, I hope it will be in yours too. No one needs to know how easy it is to make!

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You won't stop at one slice!


* For more cake, biscuit and slice recipes, see the articles Top 5 Easy Recipes Using Peanut Butter, Top 10 Recipes Using Desiccated Coconut, Top Recipes Using Dates, Grandma's Sweet Recipes, Top 3 Biscuit Recipes For Kids and Top 3 Weet-Bix Recipes.
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Why? Enjoy a delicious carrot cake, with minimal ingredients!
When: All year around
Where: Bake at home
Cost: Budget friendly recipe
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