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Home cook’s VERY simple carrot cake recipe takes the internet by storm – and you only need four ingredients for a deliciously fluffy result

  • A home cook has shared her simple four-ingredient cake cake recipe 
  • The mother, from South Africa, shared her simple steps on social media 
  • Some amateur bakers who followed her recipe insisted cake tasted ‘wonderful’
  • You’ll need self-raising flour, grated carrots, condensed milk and pecan nuts

A mother has taken the internet by storm with her four-ingredient carrot cake recipe that almost any home cook can bake with ease. 

The mum, from South Africa, shared her simple steps on social media as some amateur bakers who followed her recipe insisted their cake tasted ‘wonderful’.

To make the scrumptious carrot cake, all you’ll need are self-raising flour, grated carrots, condensed milk and pecan nuts.

A mother has taken the internet by storm with her four-ingredient carrot cake recipe

A mother has taken the internet by storm with her four-ingredient carrot cake recipe

To make the scrumptious carrot cake, all you'll need are self-raising flour, grated carrots, condensed milk and pecan nuts. The cream cheese frosting is optional

To make the scrumptious carrot cake, all you’ll need are self-raising flour, grated carrots, condensed milk and pecan nuts. The cream cheese frosting is optional 

How to make a four-ingredient carrot cake

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 2 cups grated carrots
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • Pecan nuts 

Combine the ingredients in a bowl, pour the mixture into the pan and bake at 180C for 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

OPTIONAL: CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

  • 60g softened butter
  • 500ml icing sugar, sifted
  • 250g cream cheese
  • 80ml lemon juice 

Place the ingredients into a separate bowl and use a spoon to mix until well combined.

Once the cake is cooled completely, spread the icing evenly over the top.

Once the ingredients are combined in a bowl, pour the mixture into the pan and bake at 180C for 45 minutes until toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.

The next step is optional, the woman said, as she explained her easy steps to create a cream cheese frosting for the carrot cake.

She suggested using butter, icing sugar, cream cheese, lemon juice and milk.

To make the icing, place the ingredients into a separate bowl and use a spoon to mix until well combined.

‘Add a bit of milk [to the icing mixture] as it might be a bit dry as well as half a teaspoon each of cinnamon and mixed spice,’ the woman suggested.

After pulling the cake out of the oven, allow it to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. Finally, spread the icing evenly over the top.

To make the carrot cake, you'll need self-raising flour, carrots, condensed milk and pecan nuts

To make the carrot cake, you’ll need self-raising flour, carrots, condensed milk and pecan nuts

Many quickly praised the mother for sharing her easy recipe after it was shared in a cookery Facebook group called Budget Meals on Tuesday.

Others were quick to compliment the woman, describing her carrot cake as ‘delicious’, while others said they were very impressed with their creations after following her recipe.

Some suggested swapping the pecan nuts for walnuts while others said they have added the recipe to their list of things to bake in the coming weeks.

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