Naked Spicy Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Serves: 8-10
Prep time: 1hr30 mins

4C Flour
4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
4 tsp Ground Cinnamon
4 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tsp Nutmeg
1 tsp Salt
6 Eggs
1 1/2C Buttermilk
1 1/4C Oil
3C Castor Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla paste/essence
4C Grated Carrots
2C Desiccated Coconut
2C Pistachio Nuts, chopped
2 Cans crushed Pineapple
1 1/2C Raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting:
2C Cream Cheese
1C Softened Butter
2C Icing Sugar
Zest of 1 Orange

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.
Sift all the dry ingredients together(except fruit, nuts and coconut).
In another bowl mix the buttermilk and oil together. Thoroughly mix the wet and dry ingredients together.
Then mix the rest of the ingredients together and gently fold into the batter.
Spoon into a prepared cake tin. (You may divide into 3 tins to make 3 layers).
Bake for 1 hour or until testing pin comes out clean when inserted.
Cool completely before icing.
For the icing, beat all the ingredients together until light and fluffy.
Lightly ice all the layers together to create a cake sandwich then dirty ice the entire cake. Pipe the rest of the icing on top and garnish with edible flowers bad chocolate.