{Carrot & Cardamon Cake}







This is another easter inspired recipe, easter = bunnies = carrots = cake, well that's my story and I'm sticking to it, it's a really simple recipe for a beautiful moist carrot cake, there is no stick to the roof of your mouth cream cheese icing just a nice glaze made with apple juice and its got the little cardamon kick which makes it a more sexy and exotic than your average sultanas and walnuts variety of carrot cake.

My friend Sumi would love this cake, and Jack ate two slices straight away, oh how I love sneaking vegetables into his unsuspecting cheeky little mouth, cue mummy smirk.





...the cake
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1/2 cup raw sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup sourcream
1 cup finely shredded (about 2 medium) carrots

...the glaze
1/2 cup icing sugar
2 or 3 tsp's apple juice

Preheat oven to 180. Grease and line the bottom of a 20cm round cake tin.

In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, cardamom, and salt and set aside. In another bowl, whisk the eggs, sugars, sour cream, and cooled butter until smooth. Gently mix the wet mixture into dry ingredients until moistened, lastly mix in the finely grated carrots.

Transfer batter to your tin and bake until a skewer inserted in the center comes out clean, 35 - 40 minutes. Cool in tin for 15 minutes, then remove and cool completely on a rack. Once ready drizzle the apple juice glaze over the cake and allow it to set.

Comments

  1. I adore cardamon and anything containing it, love that this cake has a glaze instead of the usual cream cheese icing too. I'd be so excited to make this over normal carrot cake. Happy Easter! :)

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  2. I love the way the glaze has been drizzled on the cake... sweet showers!

    Enjoyed visiting your blog, as always. :)

    Have a great Easter and long weekend!

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  3. mmmmmmmm delicious cake and vintage porn book = smiling mumma! Yum yum yum, it was sublime and i think your right, way sexier than your average carrot cake! xx

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  4. This looks rather delish, not a huge fan of carrot as a veg (years of boiling I suspect...)but in a cake with cardamon, mmmm:)

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  5. It looks wonderful...love the color!

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