Carrot Cake Loaf (£0.19pp)

Calories
328
per serving

Serves 10

This moist and more-ish cake is a treat for the whole family - you could also add some chopped nuts on top to make it extra special. The cake will keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container or you can even freeze half for enjoying later.

Time

75 mins

Difficulty

Occasions

Tags: Dinner Party, dinner, family meal, baking

Nutritional Information

328 k/cals per serving

Ingredients

Frylight cooking spray

150g light brown sugar

150g unsalted butter, softened

2 eggs

150g self raising flour

250g carrot, peeled and grated

100g raisins or sultanas

2tbsp natural yogurt

1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tsp ground cinnamon

1/2tsp ground ginger (optional)

pinch of fine salt

for the drizzle;

100g icing sugar

2tbsp water

zest of 1 orange

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 170°C / 150°C fan. Spray the bottom and sides of a 22cm loaf tin well.
  2. Using a standing electric mixer or an electric hand held whisk, beat together the sugar and butter until pale.
  3. Add the eggs and beat in.
  4. Add the flour, raisins, carrots, yogurt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, ginger (if using) and a pinch of salt into the bowl and combine everything together with a wooden spoon.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the loaf tin and place into the oven for 1 hour - 1 hour 10, until risen and golden, and an inserted skewer into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave in the tin to cool for at least 30 minutes before removing the cake from the tin.
  6. To make the icing drizzle, put the icing sugar into a small mixing bowl. Add the water a mix together until smooth.
  7. Once the cake is completely cool, drizzle the icing over the top of the cake, sprinkle over the orange zest and enjoy!