Carrot Cake

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Serves: 10
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes


  • 4 free range eggs
  • 150ml melted butter
  • 180g light soft brown sugar
  • 200g self raising flour
  • Half tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 carrots (about 300g), finely grated
  • 100g desiccated coconut or chopped nuts
  • 100g dried fruit e.g. cranberries, raisins or chopped apricotsFor the Icing
  • 200g The Co-operative light soft cheese
  • 50g light soft brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4. Grease and base line a tin (28 x 18cm).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the eggs, butter and sugar. Add the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and vanilla. Stir together. Add the grated carrots, coconut and fruit and quickly mix.
  3. Spoon into the tin and bake for 25 minutes or until risen and golden. Leave to cool.
  4. Mix together the soft cheese and icing sugar and spread over the cake. Cut in half lengthways then cut each half into 5 slices.

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