Sunday, 8 March 2015

CARROT CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE ICING


CARROT CAKE WITH CHOCOLATE CREAM CHEESE ICING 
http://lekkerreseptevirdiejongergeslag.blogspot.com/2015/03/carrot-cake-with-chocolate-cream-cheese.html

Ingredients:
Cake:
500 ml cake flour
500 ml light brown sugar
10 ml bicarbonate of soda
5 ml cinnamon
5 ml mixed spice
2.5 ml salt
500 ml finely grated carrots
100 g pecan or walnuts, chopped
250 ml coconut
grated zest of 1 orange
250 ml canola oil
2 extra large eggs
80 ml freshly squeezed orange juice
5 ml vanilla essence
Icing:
1 x 230 g tub Lancewood Smooth Cream Cheese
250 ml icing sugar
80 g white chocolate - melted
extra chocolate and nuts for decorating

Method:
Cake:
Sift the flour, sugar, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, mixed spice and salt together. Add the carrots, nuts, coconut and orange zest and toss to coat with flour. Beat together the oil, eggs, orange juice and vanilla essence. Add to the dry ingredients and mix well. (Please note - the mixture will be firm.) Spoon into 2 greased and lined 20 cm in diameter cake pans. Use the back of a spoon to spread out evenly. Bake in a preheated oven at 180° C for 20 minutes, then lower heat to 170° C and bake for a further 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave to cool in the pans before turning out.
Icing:
Beat the cream cheese and icing sugar together until creamy. Add the melted chocolate while beating continuously. Use half the icing and spread on the one cake. Place the other cake on top of the iced cake and spread the remaining icing on top. Garnish with grated chocolate or chocolate shavings and chopped pecan nuts.
(Lancewood website)