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Pearle is a opticien here in The Netherlands and they always send a birthday card to their customers. Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd means Happy Birthday in Dutch :-) This time though, we got a birthday card with a cake recipe which is healthy and good for your eyes! Pearle sent their birthday wishes to my mom and she ofcourse asked me to make the cake. Which I did and boy o boy it really taste good! Love the carrot, walnuts and raisins together. Also I did not know you could make frosting with cream cheese! This is definitely a keeper. Just take a look inside the cake:

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Isn’t this 2 die for?!
The recipe is in Dutch so I translated the recipe in English. The only side note I have with this recipe is to reduce the sugar, it is way too much. Especially considering the 200 grams of raisins which are very sweet on their own.

Carrot Cake with cream cheese frosting

This carrot cake is so delicious. The walnuts have a really nice touch to it.

Ingredients

  • 200g grated carrots
  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 175g white sugar (this was a bit too much for my taste. I would reduce the amount.)
  • 200g self raising flour
  • Sniff ofsalt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g chopped walnuts
  • 200g white raisins (I used black sultana raisins)
  • 200g cream cheese
  • 75g powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Directions

Step 1 Heat oven to 180 celsius
Step 2 Grease baking pan
Step 3 Add the melted butter, grated carrot, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, chopped walnuts and raisins together.
Step 4 Siff the self raising flour through the carrot mixture.
Step 5 Put the carrot mixture into the baking pan and bake for 45 min till its brown.
Step 6 For the frosting: mix the creamcheese, powdered sugar and lemon juice with a kitchenmachine. Till it's nice and fluffy.

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