Lime And Lemongrass Carrot Cake

Recipe and images courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

Lime And 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 dΓ©cor – see below and be afraid, be very afraid!

Lime And Lemongrass Carrot Cake

How To Mae A Lime And 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

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Lime And Lemongrass Carrot Cake 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.

Lime And Lemongrass Carrot Cake

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!!

Lime And Lemongrass Carrot Cake

Lime And Lemongrass Carrot Cake. 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 πŸ™‚

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Recipe and images courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

17 Comments

  1. vanity andme
    13th September 2017 / 7:37 am

    I love Lemon! Sadly can't have it πŸ™

    • 17th September 2017 / 3:58 pm

      Oh no πŸ™ I love anything with lemon in too Laurie.

  2. Anonymous
    13th September 2017 / 4:31 pm

    Looks yummy πŸ™‚

    • Claire
      Author
      15th September 2017 / 8:53 am

      Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  3. Kat BakingExplorer
    18th September 2017 / 1:50 pm

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

    • Claire
      Author
      19th September 2017 / 8:54 am

      Thanks for the comment Kat πŸ™‚

  4. Sandra Lee
    18th September 2017 / 8:22 pm

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

    • Claire
      Author
      19th September 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thanks for stopping by Sandra πŸ™‚ Recipe courtesy of Belvoir Fruit Farms.

  5. Anonymous
    20th September 2017 / 5:24 pm

    What a great idea. Love the Halloween version

    • Claire
      Author
      21st September 2017 / 8:57 am

      Thanks for the comment πŸ™‚

  6. Jess
    20th September 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Sounds delicious! πŸ™‚ I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: facebook pluckyrecipescraftstips Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    • Claire
      Author
      21st September 2017 / 8:58 am

      Thanks for stopping by Jess πŸ™‚

  7. Gentle Joy
    12th October 2017 / 12:47 pm

    The cake sounds delicious! We love carrot cake and this variation is a great idea. πŸ™‚

    • Claire
      Author
      13th October 2017 / 8:59 am

      Aww, thanks. Hope you get to try it πŸ™‚

  8. Kristin Lenz
    12th October 2017 / 2:16 pm

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

    • Claire
      Author
      13th October 2017 / 9:01 am

      Hope you get to try it πŸ™‚

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