Carrot And Walnut Cake

2 medium carrots, grated
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 cup plain flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup oil

For frosting:
1 & 1/2 tablespoons softened butter
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1 teaspoons grated lemon rind
1 & 1/2 cups sifted icing sugar

For frosting:
Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Beat in lemon rind and icing sugar.

For cake:
Heat your over to 200’C.
Now put all the items apart from the walnuts and carrots in a bowl. Beat on a low speed until smooth and then stir in the carrots and walnuts and mix well.
Pour mixture into well-greased 20 cm ring tin. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove and leave on a rack to cool. Spread with frosting when cool. Enjoy!