Captivating Carrot Cake

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The lovely Ellie from Kind State of Mind came into our kitchen & helped us make this mega carrot cake. It was really, REALLY tasty.

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For the cake

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For the icing

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp vanilla extract<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Juice of 1 lemon<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>75 plant-based butter<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>450 icing sugar<item-todo-done>

For decorating

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Before you start

Preheat oven to 180°C l 20 cm greased cake tin l Hand blender l Food processor

Make the cake mixture

  • Form a flaxseed paste binder, as an egg alternative, by adding 6 tbsp of warm water to 2 tbsp of ground flaxseed, and mix it together until you have a paste 
  • Put all the cake ingredients (apart from the sultanas & crated carrot) into a food processor & whizz them up into a paste
  • Pour the paste into a bowl, add the sultanas & carrot & mix it all together with a wooden spoon

Bake the cake

  • Pour the mixture into a cake tin
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, and a skewer comes out clean

Meanwhile, make the icing

  • Pour the icing ingredients into a bowl & mix it together until it turns into a thick cream
  • Use an electric hand blender to finish off the icing

Finish and serve

  • Take the cake out of the oven & let it rest until it's completely cool (the cake needs to be cool in order to ice it properly)
  • Ice the cake
  • Decorate the cake with walnuts & lemon zest
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