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RECIPE: Carrot Cake


Chef Nonjabulo Nzuza never considered a career in the culinary industry. She was dead set on becoming an electrical engineer, but dropped out when she discovered her calling in the kitchen. Today, the 34-year-old qualified chef runs her own coffee shop, Sweet & Savoury Café. Nzuza’s speciality is dessert and she’s known for her mouth-watering carrot cake.

Carrot Cake

Chef Nonjabulo Nzuza


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 cups grated carrots


  1. Preheat oven to 180° and grease a deep oven bowl, cake pan or 12 cup muffin tray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix sugar and oil while adding the eggs one at a time. Keep mixing until everything is well-blended.
  3. Add grated carrots.
  4. Sift all the dry ingredients together and add to the sugar mixture.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.



  • 250g butter or margarine
  • cups of icing sugar
  • 1 tub of cream cheese
  • 1 tsp lemon essence
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder


  1. Sift icing sugar and gradually add it to the butter/margarine. Beat until it’s fluffy.
  2. Combine lemon essence, cinnamon powder and cream cheese. Don’t overmix.
  3. To ice the cake use a spatula or pipe with a nozzle and a piping bag for cupcakes.


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