Carrot traybake with chocolate icing

carrot traybake with chocolate icing

I know most people are not used to eating carrot cake with chocolate but that’s the way my mum has always made it. And I love it! πŸ™‚

The texture is quite different too. Rather than a dense cake, this batter results in a lovely fluffy and moist cake.

CARROT CAKE
3 carrots
3 eggs
240ml (1 cup) oil
400g (2 cups) sugar
375g (2 cups) flour
1 tbsp baking powder
METHOD
Pre-heat oven to 180Β°C (350Β°F). Grease and flour a 34x24cm (12″x9″) baking tray.
In a food processor, grate carrots, then change the blade, add in the eggs and oil and beat until smooth.
Pour mixture into a bowl, add the dry ingredients and fold gently.
Pour mixture into prepared tin and bake for about 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

CHOCOLATE ICING
1 tbsp cornflour
170g (2 cups) cocoa
1 tin sweetened condensed milk
300ml milk
2 tbsp butter
METHOD
In a saucepan, stir cornflour into milk, add the other ingredients and take it to a medium heat. Let it boil until you start to see the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat and apply whilst it’s still hot.

carrot traybake with chocolate icing

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19 responses to “Carrot traybake with chocolate icing

  1. With all that chocolate, and the golden base, the top picture resembles a giant Jaffa Cake. Looks lovely. I once made a chocolate beetroot cake but don’t think I’ve ever mixed carrot with chocolate.
    FM

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    • Now that you mentioned it, I see the resemblance with Jaffa cake πŸ™‚ Next time you make a carrot cake try it with chocolate sauce. It’s totally worth it!

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  2. Carrot cake and chocolate icing? I am SO happy that you put this together πŸ˜€
    I never thought of putting an iconic dessert with an iconic flavour!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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