John Whaite Christmas carrot cake recipe on Steph’s Packed Lunch

John Whaite served up a delicious Christmas carrot cake on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

The ingredients are: 200g carrots, 225g margarine, at room temperature, 225g golden caster sugar, 4 large free-range eggs, 225g self-raising flour, 100g dried cranberries, 75g golden raisins, 150g toasted pecans, roughly chopped, Zest of 1 large orange, 2 tsp mixed spice and 1 tsp ginger.

For the frosting: 150g icing sugar, 150g unsalted butter, at room temperature, 300g full-fat cream cheese and 2 tsp vanilla bean paste.

For the topping: 40g dried cranberries, 35g golden raisins and 75g toasted pecans.

See recipes by John in his book titled: John Whaite Bakes At Home available from Amazon now.

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