Pumpkin Carrot Cake, did you read that right? Yes, you most certainly did! And it’s delicious, let me tell you that… Fragrant, creamy, sweet but not too sweet and with a lemon cream cheese frosting to finish!
Carrot Cakes are for sure my favourite cakes, and I’ve found pumpkin to be a great ingredient to experiment with. Take my pumpkin pancakes for example: I totally random decided to add pumpkin and now it’s probably my favourite breakfast dish!
This pumpkin carrot cake is also de-lic-ious: my friends loved it too.
Pumpkin Carrot Cake
Let’s take a look at this delicious recipe now, shall we?!
- Flour, 300g
- Pumpkin, 240g (grated or mashed)
- Carrots, 150g (grated)
- Sugar, 250gSunflower oil, 250 ml
- Eggs, 4 large
- Walnuts and pecans, 2 handfuls and extra for decorating
- Cinnamon, 2 spoonfuls
- Baking powder, 2 spoonfuls
- Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
- Nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon
- Cream cheese, 260g
- Icing sugar, 80-100g
- Lemon juice, 1.5 spoonfuls
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Place a sheet of baking paper on the bottom of the spring form and close the ring. Grease with some butter.
- Mix the flour and baking powder together first, and then add the cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar.
- In a different bowl, you mix together the oil, eggs and vanilla extract. When this is nice and lightly beaten, add this to the dry mixture.
- Stir the grated carrots, pumpkin and nuts trough the mixture. Pour this in the spring form and place in the oven for around an hour. This is different per oven, so pay close attention! Test to see if the inside is dry with a skewer. If it doesn’t come out dry, place in the oven for a few minutes at a time until it is done.
- Slowly start adding the icing sugar and lemon juice to the cream cheese. Keep tasting in between: you don’t want a frosting that’s too sweet or sour! Mix well.
- Now you can spread the frosting on the cake. It’s up to you if you want it on the sides as well, or only on the top!
- Decorate with the leftover walnuts and pecans. Enjoy serving this cake, I know my guests loved it!