Carrot Cake Today Using Agave Syrup … By Lucy Simmons

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April 14, 2016

Carrot cake, fruity, moist packed with goodness and totally delicious, today using Agave syrup..........

  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 12 Party size

Ingredients

200 ml Sunflower oil

3 Medium Eggs

150 Grams Agave syrup

400 Grams Carrot, peeled and grated

275 Grams Self-raising flour

2 tsp Baking powder

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Ground mixed spice

150 Grams Sultanas

150 Grams Walnut pieces

1 Large Orange, zest and juice

300 ml Double cream

20 Grams Walnut pieces, crushed

Directions

  1.  Preheat the oven to 180C / gas 4.  Grease and line 2 X 20 cm cake tins.
  2. In a large bowl combine the oil, agave and eggs, beat with a wire whisk until all blended.  Stir in the carrot.
  3. In a separate, medium bowl sieve together the flour, baking powder and spices.  Stir in the walnuts, sultanas and orange zest (this will stop the walnuts and sultanas sinking when baked).
  4. Fold the flour mixture into the carrot mixture making sure there are no pockets of flour left behind, stir until well combined.
  5. Divide the mixture equally between the prepared tins and bake for 35-40 minutes, until  a skewer  comes out clean when inserted.  If the cake is not quite cooked after this time cover in foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes.  Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack.
  6. Whip the cream to medium stiff peaks and place half in a large pipping bag with a star tip nozzle. Spread a layer of cream in the middle of the cake, pipping little stars around the edge and do the same for the top layer.  Finish the top by sprinkling over the crushed walnuts.  Enjoy.

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