Carrot cake with butterscotch pecans

Carrot cake with butterscotch pecans


Follow these step-by-step instructions to achieve carrot cake perfection.

The ingredient of Carrot cake with butterscotch pecans

  1. 200ml vegetable oil, plus extra, to brush
  2. 4 (360g) carrots
  3. 100g (2/3cup)raisins
  4. 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  5. 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  8. 40g (1/2 cup) desiccated coconut
  9. 275g (1 1/4 cups firmly packed) brown sugar
  10. 4 eggs
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  12. 440g can crushed pineapple in natural juices, well drained (see note)
  13. 60ml (1/4 cup) pouring cream
  14. 20g unsalted butter
  15. 40g (1/3 cup) pecans
  16. 250g cream cheese, softened
  17. 60g unsalted butter, softened
  18. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  19. 80g (1/2 cup) icing sugar, sifted
  20. 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

The instruction how to make Carrot cake with butterscotch pecans

  1. To line the cake pan: Preheat oven to 180C. Place base of cake pan on a piece of baking paper. Using a pen, trace around outside, then cut out paper round. Assemble cake pan, then lightly brush base and side with oil. Place paper round in base.
  2. To prepare carrots and raisins: Using the large holes on a box grater, grate carrots. Measure out 360g (2 1/2 cups) grated carrot and place in a bowl. Roughly chop raisins.
  3. To make the cake batter: Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and a pinch of salt into a large bowl. Stir in coconut and 220g (1 cup firmly packed) brown sugar. Make a well in the centre. Crack eggs into a jug, add vanilla and oil, then, using a fork, lightly beat to combine. Pour into flour mixture and stir until almost combined. Stir in carrots, raisins and pineapple. Spoon batter into prepared pan and cook for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into centre comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then release from pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make cream cheese icing: Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until smooth. Add sugar and lemon zest, then beat for 3 minutes or until mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. To make butterscotch pecans: Combine cream, butter and remaining 55g (1/4 cup firmly packed) brown sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Bring to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add pecans and stir to coat in caramel. Remove from heat and cool for 5 minutes.
  6. To decorate cake: Place cake on a platter. Using a spatula, spread cream cheese icing over top of cake. Decorate with butterscotch pecans to serve.

Nutritions of Carrot cake with butterscotch pecans

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