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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Lime & Lemongrass Carrot Cake...


Lime & Lemongrass Carrot Cake. How yummy!!

 A classic Autumnal cake with a twist. The zesty Lime & Lemongrass Cordial contrasts with the sweetness of the carrot while the lip-smackingly good lime-infused icing puckers the mouth!

 This cake can be transformed into something scary for Halloween simply with a change of décor – see below and be afraid, be very afraid!


Lime & Lemongrass Carrot Cake:

Serves 12

Ingredients:
  • 300g carrots, peeled
  • 225ml sunflower oil
  • 170g soft brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 tbsp Belvoir Lime & Lemongrass Cordial
  • zest of 2 limes
  • 325g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

For the frosting:
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 50g full fat soft cheese
  • 1tbsp Belvoir Lime & Lemongrass Cordial
  • grated lime zest to decorate

Method:
  1. Preheat the oven to 180oC/Gas 4/Fan 165oC. Lightly oil a 20cm deep cake tin and line the base with baking parchment. Coarsely grate the carrots.
  2. In a stand mixer or with an electric hand whisk, beat together the oil, sugar and eggs until they are light and fluffy. They need to be thick enough to leave a trail when the whisk heads are lifted.
  3. Add the carrots and remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour mixture into the cake tin and bake for 45-50 minutes.
  4. Leave to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before transferring to wire rack. While cake is cooling beat together all your ingredients for the frosting.
  5. Once the cake is cool, cut in half horizontally. Spread half the icing in the middle of the cake and sandwich together. Spread the remainder over the top and smooth with a palette knife. Decorate with lime zest and serve.


For more of a Halloween feel add orange food colouring to the icing and instead of decorating with lime zest, pipe black icing over the cake to look like a spider’s web, then finish with plastic spiders. Ugh!!

Recipe and images courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

Fancy trying this Lime & Lemongrass Carrot Cake recipe?

Let me know in the comments below if you get to make some :)


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9 comments

  1. I love Lemon! Sadly can't have it :-(

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    1. Oh no :( I love anything with lemon in too Laurie.

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  2. Wow, your cake looks fabulous and I love the Halloween version too!

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  3. This is an interesting tweak to the traditional carrot cake and your pictures are amazing!

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  4. What a great idea. Love the Halloween version

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  5. Sounds delicious! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  6. The cake sounds delicious! We love carrot cake and this variation is a great idea. :)

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  7. Delicious and beautiful! Can't wait to try! Thanks for the inspo!

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