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SPICED CARROT & BANANA CAKE

SPICED CARROT & BANANA CAKE

Baked as a tray bake, then topped with creamed cheese frosting and walnuts, this cake offers a great moist sponge, the crunch of walnuts & a subtle hint of all spice. This cake generally doesn't last too long in my house. Recipe courtesy of Great British Bake Off contestant Chetna Makan.

Ingredients:

  • 200g Unsalted Butter
  • 200g Light Soft Brown Sugar
  • 200g Carrots (Grated)
  • 1 Ripe Banana (Mashed)
  • 2Tsp All Spice
  • 200g Self Raising Flour
  • 1Tsp Baking Powder
  • 4 Eggs
  • 50g Walnuts (Roughly Chopped) + Handful More For Topping
  • 250g Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2Tbsp Icing Sugar (Sifted)

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, gas mark 4. Grease a square cake tin/ brownie tin and line with non sick greaseproof paper. 
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add the grated carrot, banana & all spice and mix well. Followed by the flour, baking powder and the eggs. Finally add the walnuts and mix well.
  3. Pour the batter into the tin and bake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave to cool completely.
  4. To make the icing mix the mascarpone, icing sugar and vanilla extract together to form a smooth paste.
  5. Spoon the mixture over the cooled cake and spread over evenly with a palette knife. Sprinkle over the chopped walnuts & serve. 

 

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