Delicious Carrot Cake Recipe Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial

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Delicious Carrot Cake Recipe
with Paul Bradford
Skill level: Easy Cake Decorating | Cakeflix - Beginner Level Courses
HD Lessons: 7
Decorating time: 4 hours
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Highlights from this tutorial.

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1. Baking the cake

There’s quite a bit of prep in getting everything ready, but once you’re prepared it’s very quick to put everything together.

TIP: Make sure you have pre-heated the oven

After 1 hr and 20 mins the cake is ready. Depending on your depth and size of tin as well as the temp you bake at your timings may vary.

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2. Paul Hollywood’s - cream cheese frosting

In this lesson you’ll need:

50g butter

200g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

100g icing sugar

Zest from one orange

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3. Nigella Lawson’s - cream cheese frosting

In this lesson you’ll need:

175g butter

200g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

215g icing sugar

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4. Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking - cream cheese frosting

120g butter

480g philadelphia cheese (full fat)

300g icing sugar

Vanilla essence

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5. Putting them together

To finish Paul and Nancy apply the cream and add decorations.  

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6. Taste test

Paul and Nancy taste all 3 finished toppings and give their verdict on which one they think is best.

Delicious Carrot recipe with Nancy Bradford (Paul’s Mum)…

In this week’s tutorial, Paul’s Mum Nancy teaches us how to make her fantastic and delicious carrot cake using her own recipe!

Nancy first shows us how to make the carrot cake before testing out 3 different cream cheese topping recipes and giving her verdict on the best from…

  • Paul Hollywood
  • Nigella Lawson
  • and Gemma’s Big Bolder Baking

This is a fun-filled tutorial, perfect for fans of baking and those looking to discover the best type of cream cheese toppings.

In the following tutorial, you will learn…

  • Bake Nancy’s delicious carrot cake recipe
  • Paul Hollywood’s cream cheese frosting recipe
  • Nigella Lawson’s cream cheese frosting recipe
  • Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking cream cheese frosting recipe
  • and much, much more.

Benefits of Baking Carrot Cake

  1. Nutritional Value:
    • Carrots are packed with beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A, essential for good vision, immune function, and skin health
    • Carrot cake often contains nuts, providing healthy fats, protein, and fiber
    • Spices like cinnamon and nutmeg have antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
  2. Low-Fat Option:
    • Many carrot cake recipes use vegetable oil instead of butter, making it a relatively low-fat dessert option
  3. Moisture and Texture:
    • Carrots add moisture and a unique texture to the cake, making it dense and flavorful
    • The cream cheese frosting adds richness and a creamy contrast
  4. Versatile and Customizable:
    • Carrot cake can be made in different sizes and shapes, making it suitable for various occasions
    • It can be customized with different spices, nuts, and frosting flavors
  5. Comfort Food:
    • The warm spices and sweet flavors of carrot cake create a sense of comfort and nostalgia, often associated with home and family
  6. Potential Health Benefits:
    • Some studies suggest that consuming carrots may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer and improve cardiovascular health
  7. Crowd-Pleaser:
    • Carrot cake is a crowd-pleasing dessert, often enjoyed by people of all ages and tastes

For more baking recipes on CakeFlix check out our amazing Baking & Recipes category.  You can also check out Paul Hollywood’s Ultimate Carrot Cake recipe, but we still think that Nancy’s combination is the best!

Don’t forget to share your interpretations of this wonderful cake with Paul and rest of the Sugarcraft community on our Facebook group.

Who knows? You may even end up featured in one of our monthly members’ cake showcase.


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