Orit’s Carrot Cake

Not long after I met Orit I encountered her in a mall selling a variety of cakes. Orit was born in New Zealand so her repertoire includes a Carrot Cake. I very much like this cake, so when Orit visited in the UK recently I insisted she teach me her recipe. The cake is good regardless but you might be tempted by Orit’s Cream Cheese Icing.
 

Orit's Carrot Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup Raisins
  2. 1 to 1 1/2 cups Corn Oil (obviously more oil means more moist and more calories)
  3. 4 large eggs
  4. 1.5 cups Brown Sugar
  5. 1/4 cup Orange Juice
  6. 2 cups plain flour
  7. 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
  8. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  9. 1/3 teaspoon salt
  10. 2 teaspoon baking powder
  11. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  12. 2 cups grated carrots
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180º C
  2. Soak raisins in water until needed
  3. Combine oil, eggs, sugar, orange juice in a small bowl
  4. Combine flour, spice, walnuts, salts, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl
  5. Add the contents of the small bowl to the large bowl
  6. Drain the raisins from above
  7. Add the raisins to the large bowl
  8. Add the carrots to the large bowl
  9. Mix
  10. Pour into 2 greased loaf tins
  11. Bake at 180º C until brown (50-60 min)
  12. Remove and leave to cool to room temperature
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