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Helens Recipes : Part 2 Carrot and Walnut Cake

Helens Recipes : Part 2 Carrot and Walnut Cake

Photo by Steven Brown.

Carrot and Walnut Cake


Ingredients :

140g / 5oz soft margarine

140g / 5oz Soft brown sugar

140g / 5oz Self raising Flour

2 medium eggs

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 large carrots – peeled and grated.

4oz Walnuts – chopped

Juice and rind of half an orange



1 tub mascarpone cheese

4 oz icing sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice 

Carrot and Walnut Cake


Grease and line 7’ round or 8’ square tin

Beat together margarine ,sugar , flour , spices  and eggs .

Add grated carrot , walnuts and orange juice

Spoon into tin  and bake at 190 C / 375 F / Gas 5

Bake till golden brown and springy to touch.

Allow to cool before topping.


To make topping: 

Mix Mascarpone with orange juice and add icing sugar till stiff but moveable .

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