Who can resist the charms of a simple, well-made carrot slice? This recipe is among our top picks for flavour, moisture and straight-up home-baked charm. Do you have a variation you prefer? Leave a comment below!
- 1 large carrot (or 2 small), grated
- 3 lightly beaten eggs
- 180ml of sunflower oil
- 100g sultanas
- Zest of 1 orange, grated
- 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg, grated
- 1/2 cup of raw sugar
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate soda
- 180g of self-raising flour
- 1/3 cup of icing sugar (optional)
- Walnuts (to taste)
- Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base and sides of a large, thin slice pan.
- Place the oil, lightly beaten eggs and raw sugar into a large bowl and stir gently. Mix in the carrot, zest and sultanas.
- Add all spices, bicarb soda and flour. Stir further to combine.
- Pour into the pan and bake for up to 25 minutes (or until a knife sliced into the middle comes out clean). Leave it out until the tray cools, then turn it over onto a tea towel to cool down further.
- For the icing, simply stir the icing sugar in a bowl with two teaspoons of warm water until a smooth mixture forms. Drizzle over the top to taste – thick or thin. Add walnuts if desired.
(Want something a little less rich? Simply dust 1-2 tablespoons of icing sugar over the top.)
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