Have Some Cake In The Lazy Sunday Afternoon, Spoil Yourself And Your Loved Ones

It seems like I am obsessed with carrots – yesterday I made carrot soup and today, for our afternoon coffee, some carrot cake with crème cheese topping.

I love baking – cakes, sweets, biscuits, bread or festive treats. So, this Sunday afternoon I decided to make it really lazy staying at home. I baked a cake to celebrate the end of the week (and to prepare ourselves for the new week and Monday :-)).

Today I made a really easy carrot cake – easy to prepare, easy to decorate and finish and really enjoyable to eat… with or without tea or coffee!

Try this lovely cake and relax.image

Carrot Cake With Crème Cheese Topping

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • ½ cup milk

  • ½ cup oil

  • 1-1½ cups flour

  • 1tsp cinnamon

  • ½tsp nutmeg, ground (optional)

  • 1tsp baking powder

  • 250-300gr grated carrots

  • 100gr walnuts, chopped

For the crème cheese topping:

  • 200gr crème cheese

  • 2-3tbsp double cream

  • 6-7tbsp sugar

  • 1tsp vanilla

Instead of sugar I always use fruit sugar, but if you prefer you can use brown or white sugar.

Preparation:

  1. Beat together the egg and sugar, add the oil, milk and the sieved flour together with the baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  2. Fold the ingredients, using a spoon, until well incorporated. Then add the walnuts and carrots.

  3. Put the cake mix in a cake tin prepared in advance – either put a greaseproof cooking paper or oil and flour the tin

  4. Bake at 180C for 60-70 minutes

  5. Leave the cake to cool. Then cover with the topping, prepared by mixing the topping ingredients.

  6. Decorate as you wish – I used halved walnuts, but you can use whatever you prefer: sultanas, glace cherries, dried fruits, etc.

Have a lovely lazy Sunday afternoon and please send me your favourite cake and sweet treats recipes.

4 Comments

  1. Surbhi

    Hi Ellie,
    Great Recipe. I love your title, really catchy: EAT PLAY LOVE. Easy to read, easy to follow recipe. Can we make this without eggs though?

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Best,
    Surbhi

    Reply
    1. Ellie (Post author)

      Hi, Surbhi.
      I’ve never tried to make this cake without eggs (or milk), but I’ve seen recipes that doesn’t use them. Instead, the wet ingredients used are water and oil.
      When I try this recipe (with no eggs or milk), I would post an update.
      Cheers

      Reply
  2. Paul

    Hi, looks like a good recipe, carrot cake is one of my favourites because I try to convince myself that it’s healthy cake! Just wondering about the fruit sugar at the end of the recipe, where do you get it from?

    Reply
    1. Ellie (Post author)

      Hi, thanks for the comment. Cake is cake, I don’t know how healthy it can be, but it all depends on the amount you eat. I believe in moderation – treat yourself and the people you love, just don’t eat it all at once.
      About the fruit sugar – I buy it from the supermarket, next to the white and brown sugar. It has the same amount of calories, just doesn’t make your blood sugar go up.
      All the best!

      Reply

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