Carrot & Walnut Loaf

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One of my favourite things in life are cakes and desserts.  Every once in a while I enjoy baking and making something sweet.  After all, what is life without a little pleasure!  I am sharing a simple carrot and walnut loaf recipe that will boast a little indulgence and pleasure with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ingredients
200 grams plain flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
200 grams carrots (peeled & grated)
100 grams roasted walnuts (chopped)
120 grams light muscovado sugar (light brown sugar)
2 eggs (beaten)
125 grams butter (melted and cooled)
pinch salt

Cheese Frosting
125 grams cream cheese
100 grams butter (room temperature)
3 walnut halves (for decoration)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 teaspoon orange zest (finely grated)
3 tablespoons icing sugar
2 tablespoons cream

Preparation Time:    30 minutes (approximately)
Cooking Time:    50 minutes (approximately)
Serves:     8-10 people (approximately)

Preheat the oven at 180°C.  Grease and line a cake tin with baking paper (loaf tin 30 cm x 16 cm).

Sift the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt.  Pat dry the grated carrots and mix together in a bowl with the sugar and nuts.  Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the butter.  Gently fold in the flour.

Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the cake comes out clean.  Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes.  Turn the cake out on a wire rack, peel off the lining and leave to cool completely.

Combine the cream cheese, butter, vanilla essence, orange zest, icing sugar and cream in a mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Spread the cheese frosting around the loaf and decorate with the walnuts.

Enjoy!

11 thoughts on “Carrot & Walnut Loaf

  1. Your cake both sounds and looks delicious Milanka 🙂
    I don’t use zest from any kind of citrus, because they are treated with many chemicals to preserve for long time. If possible to find them natural, I use them.
    Wish you a happy day
    Irene

    1. I totally agree with you. I have a Lemon Tree & my friend supplies me with oranges from her garden during the winter. Neither of us sprays our citrus trees. Thanks for stopping by Irene. Enjoy the Autumn weather… 🙂

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