Forget banana bread, this 4-ingredient carrot cake recipe is the new iso craze you need to know about.

“I just made this OMG”

Contributor, Practical Parenting / April 27 2020

 

Home bakers across the nation have gone crazy over homemade scones and banana bread, some even making bread in their slow cookers!

Now the latest craze to kick off is carrot cake, it’s a good way to use up carrots in the fridge and also get some sneaky veg into the kids.

Shared on a home budgeting page, the 4-ingredient carrot cake recipe has gone viral.

It’s quick, easy and the kids will love it.

 

4-ingredient carrot cake. Image: Budget Meals/Facebook

4-ingredient carrot cake. Image: Budget Meals/Facebook

 

Ingredients:

2 cups self-raising flour

2 cups of grated carrots

1 tin of condensed milk

100gms of pecan nuts (or walnuts)

 

*note, you can also add a small handful of sultanas

 

Method

Combine all ingredients

Pour into a lined loaf tin

Bake for 45 minutes at 180C for around 45 minutes.

 

4-ingredient carrot cake. Image: Budget Meals/Facebook

4-ingredient carrot cake. Image: Budget Meals/Facebook

 

Optional:

Cream cheese icing

Ingredients:

60g softened butter

500g sifted icing sugar

250g cream cheese

80ml lemon juice

 

Method

Using a mixer or handheld mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth.

Add the softened butter and beat for 30-60 seconds until smooth and well combined.

Add lemon juice and sifted icing sugar and continue to mix until fully combined.

Ice cake once fully cooled.

 

4-ingredient carrot cake. Image: Budget Meals/Facebook

4-ingredient carrot cake. Image: Budget Meals/Facebook

Eliza Scanlan is a contributor with Practical Parenting. Eliza has written for several digital titles including New Idea Food and New Idea, with a passion for consumer and shopping news. Eliza is also a contributor for the Trolley Watch and The Flawsome Mum podcasts. In her spare time, Eliza loves watching Netflix and tending to her horses.

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