Simple Carrot Cake

Years ago, when I firs heard about carrot cake I was kind of no,thanks.
I thought it would be the worst ever cake. Well, I was soo wrong!

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Today, however, it is one of my favourite cakes. And not only mine, actually, but the whole family.
During the years , I’ve tried a few recipes but I’ve recently found the one I absolutely love.
It is simple, fast and delishhhh!!!! Lots of carrots though, so you’re gonna need to visit the local market for fresh produce!:-)
The secret ingredient in this recipe are definitely the cloves.
They add the spiciness and warmness the carrots need. I don’t use them much(there’s no particular reason) but I love them.

Why not leave your recipes with cloves below?! I’d love to try them!

Here are the ingredients for this huge carrot cake!

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Ingredients:

  • 1.5kg carrots, grated
  • 3 cups of sugar
  • 3 1/2 cups of flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup of walnuts, chopped
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 1tbsp lemon zest
  • 1tbsp cloves, crushed
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • 1tbsp baking powder
  • 1tbsp salt
  • 2tbsp powder sugar

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Preparation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°.
  2. Combine the flour with salt, cinnamon, baking powder, sugar and cloves.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add the carrots, eggs, lemon zest, walnuts and butter.
  5. Mix gently.
  6. Spray a fluted cake tin with some oil.
  7. Pour in the carrot cake mixture.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 50 minutes or until ready.
  9. Sprinkle some powder sugar on top.
Enjoy!
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Tip: Decorate with some carrots on top! I used carrot peels.:-)

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