The best carrot cake I ate in Starbucks in Edinburgh. Let’s try to make it :)

Stir together in a large bowl:

250g all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp kosher (sea) salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp allspice

Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and allspice by martushka

Combine and beat for about a minute:

300g golden caster sugar
300ml (1/2 pint) corn oil
3 eggs
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

combine brown sugar and oil by martushka

add the eggs and vanilla by martushka

wet mixture by martushka

Combine the wet mixture with the dry stuff. Mix until batter is smooth.

the wet mixture with the dry stuff by martushka

Add:

140g chopped almonds or walnuts

chopped almonds by martushka

150g shredded carrot

shredded carrot by martushka

Pour batter into a baking pan.

batter in a baking pan by martushka

Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a toothpick stuck in the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool completely.

hot carrot cake by martushka

Make the frosting by mixing:
230g (8 oz) cream cheese, softened (I used Mascarpone)
1 tblsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
200g icing sugar

the frosting by martushka

When the cake has cooled cut it across.

cut in two by martushka

Place one cake, flat-side up, on a platter. Spread part of the icing over the top of the cake.

spread part of the icing by martushka

Top with the second cake, flat-side up, and spread the remaining icing over the top and sides of the cake.

carrot cake by quall

Bye bye Starbucks :)

this is the carrot cake by quall