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Basic Carrot Cake

March 22, 2021

Just in time for Spring! This carrot cake requires basic ingredients that we all have at home! It’s not too sweet and the tahini in the frosting adds a super nice kick to it.

Basic Carrot Cake

Here's a carrot cake that needs minimal ingredients and still tastes epic!
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 280 g all purpose flour or 2 1/4 cups
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1.5 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 180 ml vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar if not available mix sugar with carob molasses to get this texture
  • 1.5 tsp orange blossom water
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup yogurt laban
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts

Frosting

  • 72 g cream cheese or 4 cream cheese cubes
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp yogurt

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180 C
  • Sift all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside (flour salt spices baking p baking s …)
  • In a stand mixer, or by hand, beat together the oil and sugars for a few minutes. Add eggs one at a time making sure to incorporate them well into batter
  • Add the yogurt, orange blossom water, vanilla and mix until just incorporated
  • Fold in the carrots and walnuts
  • Grease your bundt pan with tahini and pour in the batter ( you can also bake it in 2 9 inch pans)
  • Bake for 40 min (if bundt) and 30 min if divided or until a knife inserted comes out clean

Frosting

  • Mix the cream cheese together, add remaining ingredients and mix well until silky smooth
  • Drizzle over cake once cooled down

Notes

If you want to go with the full on cream cheese frosting:
Mix in one pack of cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and spread over cake

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