Honey-Sweetened Carrot Cake with a Creamy Honey Topping recipe


575g honey
225g grated carrot
375 plain flour
175ml buttermilk
125ml vegetable oil
3 eggs
115g chopped walnuts
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground ginger
Pinch of salt

For the topping:
450g cream cheese
5 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Method of Prepation:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Grease and line a 25cm cake tin.

  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, bicarb, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt.

  3. In another large bowl, beat the eggs until combined. Add the buttermilk, honey, oil and vanilla extract and mix again.

  4. Gradually tip the flour mixture into the wet mixture until the dry ingredients get absorbed.

  5. Fold the carrots and the walnuts into the mixture and give everything a final mix.

  6. Cook for fifty minutes, then leave to cool.

Author: Laura Young

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Reviews and Comments:

Review by Matt and Kez on 23rd August 2011:

We made this cake, and the result was an absurdly sweet 'pudding' that we had to leave in the oven over and hour longer than was stated and that was definately not a cake....
Are you sure the quantity of honey (over half a kilogram!) is not a mistake?


Published: January 27, 2011
Average rating of 2.00 stars based on 1 reviews.
Summary: This is a carrot cake with a real difference its distinctive honey taste makes it a love or hate cake. It's wonderfully moist and delicately flavoured. If honey isn't your thing, this isn't the cake for you!
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