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๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’• ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† This light & delicious carrot cake is perfect for this holiday seaso…

๐ŸŽ€๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’๐’• ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐ŸŽ€ This light & delicious carrot cake is perfect for this holiday season. Carrots + orange is a fav combo & thats how we make ours. Layered the cake with a thin layer of cheese cake frosting as I only like to go overboard with frosting on cupcakes ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Garnished the cake with carrots boiled in water, sugar, walnuts & ginger.

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150ml vegetable oil, 1 cup (220 g) brown sugar, 2 eggs (room temp), Zest of 1 orange + juice, 1 tsp vanilla extract,1.5 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour (225gms), 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp cinnamon powder, 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 carrots grated, 50 gms each walnuts, raisins, dates pitted.
๐Ÿฅ•Preheat oven to 180ยฐc , grease your cake tin with butter and line with parchment paper. I’ve used a 9 inch cake tin.
๐Ÿฅ•(Optional) Boil 150 ml water turn of heat and soak raisins and dates once cooled mix in baking soda & set aside. This makes the raisins juicy. If you are skipping this step just add baking soda to the dry ingredients.
๐Ÿฅ•Sift and mix in all the dry ingredients flour, spice powders, baking powder, salt.
๐Ÿฅ•In another bowl beat oil + brown sugar+orange zest + vanilla extract until sugar is combined, add one egg at a time and beat until smooth. Adjust sugar if needed.
๐Ÿฅ•Now fold in half flour and half orange juice – repeat process. Fold in soaked raisin & dates with the water. Add in carrots & chopped walnuts dont over mix.
๐Ÿฅ•Transfer to baking tin & bake for 25-30 mins or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Let it sit in the tin for 10 mins then transfer it to a cooling rack until completely cooled. Its ready to be eaten this way or you can top it with cream cheese frosting & other garnish.
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