Carrot Cake With Walnut Praline

14
Servings
20m
Prep Time
50m
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In


"From our Saturday newspaper, The West Australian. Times are estimated."

Original recipe yields 14 servings
OK
  • FOR WALNUT PRALINE
  • FOR FROSTING

Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (165.1 g)
  • Calories 643.2
  • Total Fat - 37.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol - 100.5 mg
  • Sodium - 213.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 75.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.9 g
  • Sugars - 69.8 g
  • Protein - 6 g
  • Calcium - 58.8 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Grease two 22cm round cake pans and line with baking paper.

Step 2

Beat eggs, sugar and oil in a large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a wire whisk attachement for 5 minutes or until thick and pale.

Step 3

Fold in combined sifter flour, bicarb soda and cinnamon and stir in the walnuts, then carrot.

Step 4

Divide the mixture between the pans and smooth the tops and then cook in a 160C oven for 30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a fine skewer.

Step 5

Remove from the oven and stand for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire racks to cool.

TO MAKE THE PRALINE


Step 6

Place walnuts on an oven tray lined with baking paper and cook at 180C for 6 minutes or until toasted, then remove and set to one side.

Step 7

Place sugar and a third of a cup of water in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until sugar is dissolved and then bring to a boil and boil, without stirring, for 8 minutes, or until golden brown and then immediately pour over the walnuts and let stand until set and then break into shards and then place in a large zip lock bag and gently pound with a rolling pin until coarsely crushed.

TO MAKE THE FROSTING


Step 8

Beat cream cheese and butter in same, clean electric mixer bowl until light and fluffy and gradually add sugar, beating until smooth and thick.

Step 9

Sandwich cakes together with 1/2 cup of the frosing and then spread remaining frosting over top and sides of the cake and then press praline around the side of the cake.

Tips & Variations


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