South African carrot cake

This really is a lovely cake to eat you can even enjoy it with custard as a pudding.


wet ingredients

  • 8ml margarine or butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beat till light and fluffy

dry ingredients

  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 2t ginger
  • ¼t salt
  • 1 ¼ t bicarb of soda
  • ½ t

carrot mix

  • 2tablesp apricot jam
  • 1 cup very fine grated carrots
  • 2 tablesp chopped nuts
  • 1 cup raisens
  • 1 cup buttermilk or yogurt(any flavour)


  • large bowl
  • spatula
  • greased ovendish


  1. Beat eggs till light and fluffy and mix with other wet ingredients.
  2. Add dry ingredients (flour, ginger, salt, bicarb of soda, nutmeg) mix well into the egg mix.
  3. Add to this the carrot mix and mix well.
  4. Bake in greased ovendish for 30 to 40 min at 350°F cool and turn out.
  5. You can ice this cake or eat it thinly sliced with marg and jam.

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