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Easy Peasy Recipe - Simple Carrot Cake

This week's Easy Peasy Recipe is simple carrot cake.

You will need:

250g self-raising flour

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

400g caster sugar

350ml vegetable oil

4 eggs

350g grated carrots

120g chopped walnuts

Cream cheese icing

225g cream cheese

110g margarine, softened

450g icing sugar

120g chopped walnuts

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

To make:

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4.

Grease two 23cm round cake tins.

Stir flour, cinnamon and sugar together.

Add oil and eggs, mix until blended, then stir in the carrots and nuts.

Divide the cake mixture evenly between the two prepared tins.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven.

A skewer inserted into the cake should come out clean. Cool cakes on wire racks before removing from tins.

To make the icing: Cream together the butter and cream cheese, add the sugar and cream well.

Stir in the nuts and vanilla.

Use to fill and ice the cooled cake layers.

Do you have an Easy Peasy recipe you would like to share?

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Easy Peasy Recipes,

Suzanne McGonagle,

Irish News

113-117 Donegall Street,

Belfast,

BT1 2GE

or email: s.mcgonagle@irishnews.com

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