Sour Cream Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups self-raising flour
  • ¾ cup almonds, ground
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 cups carrot, grated
  • 2 Tbs glacé multicolour cherries (I like to replace these with walnuts)
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 200 g cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp lemon rind, grated
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

Method

  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Beat eggs, brown sugar and sugar until thick and creamy, fold in flour, almonds, mixed spice, carrot, cherries and sour cream.
  • Pour into greased and lined 23cm round cake pan.
  • Bake for 40 minutes until cooked, cool slightly before turning out.
  • Combine remaining ingredients, beat well, spread on top of cooled cake, refrigerate 1 hour.
  • If desired, decorate with shredded coconut.

Servings: 10

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes