Desserts

Carrot Cake

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi MAX 15-in-1 SmartLid Multi-Cooker with Smart Cook System OL750
  • Prep time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 1h 18 mins
  • Skill easy
  • Serves 8 people

Recipe tags

Ingredients

  • 300g plain flour
  • 15g baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 125ml sunflower oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 250g carrots, finely grated
  • 50g roasted pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 Zest of unwaxed orange

For the icing

  • 300g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 50g softened butter
  • 100g icing sugar

Additional

  • Cooking spray or oil for greasing
  • Walnut halves for decoration

Cooking mode

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Method

  • Step 1

    Pour 700ml water into the pot. Spray or grease the bottom of 20 cm round springform baking tin with cooking spray or oil and dust with flour. Line base with baking parchment.

  • Step 2

    Using a medium sized bowl, place flour, baking powder and spices into it. Mix well and set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, add sugar, oil and eggs and beat together, then gradually add flour mixture and mix until completely combined. Stir in carrots, nuts and orange zest until evenly combined. Pour the batter into prepared cake tin.

  • Step 4

    Place the pan on the Reversible Rack in the lower position, then place the rack in the pot. Close lid and move slider to STEAMCRISP.

  • Step 5

    Select STEAM&BAKE, set temperature to 160°C, and set time to 45 minutes. Press START/STOP to begin cooking (the display will show PRE for 20 minutes as the unit steams, then the timer will start counting down).

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, check doneness by inserting a wooden toothpick into the middle of the cake. If it comes out clean, remove the rack with the pan and let cool for at least 1 hour. If the toothpick comes out with moist crumbs or batter stuck to it, continue to bake until the toothpick comes out clean.

  • Step 7

    While cake is cooling, in a large bowl, add cream cheese, butter and sugar and beat until creamy and smooth.

  • Step 8

    When the cake has cooled, cut cake in half horizontally and sandwich together with third of the icing. Spread the remaining icing on top and decorate with walnut halves or slivers of carrots.