Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cheeky Carrot Cake

                                                                                                                                 by the konstant kraver

A delicious moist carrot cake with the ever so cheeky shot of sherry which just makes all the flavours in this cake sing.


3 cups grated carrots

½ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup white sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp Sherry

½ tsp Ginger Powder

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 tsp baking soda

½  tsp salt

2 tsp ground cinnamon

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

For Decoration

1/4 cup whole walnuts
3 tbsp sugar

250g cream cheese

3/4cup icing sugar

1tsp vanilla essence

¼ tsp ginger powder

  1. In a medium bowl, combine grated carrots,sherry and brown sugar. Set aside for 60 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a medium size bundt tin .In a large bowl, beat eggs until light. Gradually beat in the white sugar, oil and vanilla. the. Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon, stir into the wet mixture until absorbed. Finally stir in the carrot mixture and the walnuts. Pour evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, until cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan. When completely cooled, frost with the cream cheese frosting.
  4.  Heat 3 tbsp of sugar in pan until it melts and turns into toffee. Add walnuts and coat. Turn out onto baking paper and refrigerate until the toffee sets.
  5. Beat cream cheese and icing sugar until well combined.Mix in the vanilla essence and the ginger powder.
  6. Spread the icing all over the cake and top with the toffeed walnuts.
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  1. I love that this is in bundt cake form :)

  2. Great carrot cake, Thanks for your recipe


  3. Beautiful, it looks so moist and yummy!

  4. Carrot cake is my favorite! Thanks for the tempting recipe!

  5. Yum! The sherry is an interesting addition. I haven't had a carrot cake in so long....craving now in place.

  6. I love the cheeky part of this cake, too cute! Also like how you baked it in a bundt pan and decorated with those giant walnuts, beautiful!

  7. Thanks everyone , thought the bundt cake might be a different twist and I think it just made the whole cake so much more lighter, :)

  8. Carrot cake is my favourite cake ever. Loved your cupcake version of them today with the rum. Sure is cheeky! What a super recipe.