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Fruity Carrot Cake

by Bryony Harrison (follow)
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carrot cake


Carrot cake is one of my favourites, and I am always happy to try new variations. It is usually flavoured with lots of different spices, but in this recipe, those spices are replaced with fruit, making it especially moist. I already have a pre-order for it as a birthday cake - one that is not due until next year.

Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 8 servings

Ingredients
275g plain wholemeal flour
180g carrots
100g fresh or tinned pineapple
40g dried unsulphured apricots
50g sultanas
1 orange
135g margarine
tbsp bicarbonate of soda
tbsp ground cinnamon
20g Truvia sweetener (or 135g caster sugar)
100g icing sugar
2 eggs


Method
Pre-heat the oven to 180 ༠C/ 160 ༠C fan/350 ༠F/4 Gas.



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Grate the carrots, chop the pineapple and apricots, and mix with the sultanas.



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Zest and juice the orange, and add half to the fruit mixture.



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Cream together the margarine with sweetener/sugar.



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Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, and cinnamon.



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Fold in half the flour to the margarine, and beat in the eggs, before folding in the other half.



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Stir in the fruit.



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Press the mixture into a baking tray and cook in the oven.



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Mix the icing sugar with the remaining zest and orange juice.



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Spread it over the top of the cake and cut into triangles.


Categories
#Carrot Cake
#Cake
#Carrot
#Carrots
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surprised to see so many Australian recipes using margarine - butter is so much nicer and these days known to be better for you. Looks like a nice recipe though, will substitute butter!!

Hi Creas

I am from the UK. Most people here use butter too, but I prefer using margarine.

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