Christmas Carrot Chocolate Nutty Nougat Cake
This is a lovely alternative to a traditional Christmas cake
- 150g grated carrots
- 125g SR flour
- 25 g cocoa
- 150g Demerara sugar
- 2 eggs
- 150g Soften butter
- 100g melted chocolate with Almond and Nougat
- 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- Juice and rind of ½ an orange
- ½ teaspoon mixed spice
- For Carrot cream:
- 100g carrot puree
- 250 g cream cheese
- 2 tablespoon icing
- 1 teaspoon orange juice
- For decorations:
- Whipped cream
- Compote of fruit and nuts
- Carrot Christmas trees
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 40mins
Cooking time 30mins
Cost Average budget
Grease and line two 18 cm tins.
Sieved flour, cocoa and mixed spice together.
Cream sugar and butter till light and fluffy. Add in the eggs. Add in flour with cocoa and spice.
Stir in melted chocolate, walnuts orange juice and rind.
Transfer the cake mixture into the 2 prepared tins. Bake in the centre of the oven Gas mark 4/ 180C/350F for 25 to 30 minutes. Leave to cool.
For the carrot cream:
Puree 100g of carrot in a liquidiser.
Soften cream cheese with orange juice and icing sugar. Add in carrot puree.
Sandwich the cake together with the carrot cream.
Decorate the top of the cake with whipped cream and compote of fruit and nuts.
Decorate the side with carrot Christmas trees.