Spiced Carrot Cake

A carrot cake with lots of spices, plus some nuts, for a very autumnal feeling. Don’t be shocked by the long list of ingredients, most of it is basic baking ingredients or spices.

Ingredients:

  • 100gr butter
  • 80gr moist brown sugar
  • 2 tbs brown rum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175gr flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 65gr walnuts, finely chopped
  • 65gr pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8th tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8th tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8th tsp nutmeg
  • 150gr grated carrot

Makes a 20x20cm low square cake or a 20cm high round cake

Recipe:

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the rum and vanilla and beat well.
Add the eggs one by one and beat to combine.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nuts and spices. Beat this into the butter-egg mixture until just combined, then stir in the carrot.

Spread out in a buttered and floured cake tin.
Bake for 35 (low square cake) to 45 (higher round cake) minutes on 175°C.

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