Best carrot cake

Over the years, carrot cake has become very popular, nearly every coffee and tea shop sells it. Funny thing is, first time anyone heard  about a carrot in a cake was saying : Ewwww. Even my dad, although he definitly took a liking to this cake:) It was the first cake I learned to make, the best one, one which had everybody asking me for the recipe all those years. The recipe came from my godmother who at the time was making all kinds of delicoius stuff, and since it was the late 80 and early 90, back in the days everybody was writing down recipes on old envelopes or napkins (OMG- how does that even sound?!) . Well, we moved from AU to PL where nobody heard about putting carrots in a cake but it quickly found its way to many hearts and stomaches.  So, here we present you- THE CARROT CAKE YOU'VE BEEN DROOLING ABOUT!

Type of dish: side
Cost: medium
Difficulty: easy
Time: 60 min     
Serves: 6-10
Preparation time: 15 min
Baking Time: 50 min
Baking Temp: 180 C

What you need to make this dish: 
big bowl, egg beater , baking dish, spatula, fork, cup, teaspoon, small bowl

  •  3 eggs
  •  3 cup grated carrots
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 flat tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla sugar or extract
  • 1 1/3 cup plain flour
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup oil
  • 1 cup crushed walnuts
For the topping:
  • 100gr philadelfia cheese, natural
  • 2 tbsp soft butter
  • 2 cup powder sugar
  • Rind from 1 lemon
  • Juice from 1 lemon
How to prepare: First, in the small bowl, put in all the ingredients for the topping, and using a fork, mask it a bit toghether so when you start using the beater, the sugar won't fly all over the kitchen (and you, for that case).  beat toghether till fluffy, and put in the fridge to cool down for later.
In a big bowl, place egg whites, and beat with sugar, adding a little beat at a time. When the egg whites are stiff, add one by one the yolks. Beat with round movements with your mixer one way untill the eggs are straw in color (or pale yellow). Put aside the mixer, now use the spatula. First: add the oil, mix well. Now the flour, adding a little to incorporate with the rest of the mixture, step by step. (if you throw it in at once, you'll have problems stirring in the rest of the ingredients). Next add the spices, powders, walnuts and grated carrots. Mix it! Preheat the oven to 180 C, top and bottom. Prepare the baking dish by pouring a little oil in the dish, and cover the dish evenly in oil. put in a spoon of flour and shake the dish vigorously to coat the oil with the flour. Now you can pour the batter in the pan and put in the oven for 50 min. Check at 45 min with a match if the batter has baked or not.  At end of baking time, turn off the oven and leave for 5 min the cake in it. then remove out and place somewhere to cool down. It has to be cooled down completely before you procced with the icing. Spoon on the icing and smooth down with the spatula. set aside for the icing to set. Done!

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