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Try this easy Carrot Cake Recipe

Who doesn’t love a sweet treat every now and then?  Carrot cake is a favorite in many homes, but often the recipe is so complicated that you are too scared to try it.  Here is an easy recipe to follow.  

Easy Carrot Cake Recipe Ingredients

Origin of the cake

The origins of carrot cake are still disputed.

According to Wikipedia there are many different published recipes and as for which one is actually the true authentic recipe and origin of the cake as we know it today, is open for discussion.

However, fact is that today it is still very popular in Switzerland, England and basically all around the world.

Although our recipe is probably not the original Swiss version, it is easy and it is a great recipe for beginner cooks to start with.

Carrot cake decorating

Lemon, Cream Cheese Frosting for Carrot Cake

  • 250g (9oz) Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 200g (7oz) unrefined icing sugar, sifted
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • juice of ½ lemon

Mix everything together and, using a palette knife, spread over the cake.

When grating the carrots, select the finest holes on a cheese grater and shred the carrots carefully.  This way it will soften quickly during the baking process.

Best Carrot Cake ever
Easy Carrot Cake Recipe Method
Chef at Home

Tips from the chef:  You can use pecans or walnuts in the cake.  If you’re like me and you go nuts about nuts (LOL) you can add a little bit more…

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