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Carrot Cake Slice

Send the kids back to school with a tasty treat. This Carrot Cake Slice doesn’t have to be iced but we think it tastes even better with a lemony frosting. Make a double batch and freeze cut into squares ready to pull out as needed.

How long will it take?

1 hour

What’s the serving size?

Makes about 10 squares


What do I need?

  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 ¼ cups grated carrot
  • ½ cup walnuts, finely chopped (omit if nut-free)
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 150g melted butter
  • For the frosting
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Water
  • Handful of walnuts, roughly chopped to serve

How do I make it?

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Grease and line a 28cm x 18cm slice tin.
  3. In a large bowl add flour, sugar, nutmeg, carrots, walnuts, coconut and butter and mix to combine.
  4. Spread mixture into tin, pressing with a wooden spoon to level the top.
  5. Cook for 30 minutes, or until golden brown and set. Set aside to cool in pan.
  6. When cool, make frosting by combining icing sugar and lemon juice. Add enough water to make the frosting the consistency you prefer. Spread frosting over slice and slice into squares before the frosting sets. Top each square with coarsely chopped walnut.

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