Madness.. 2 posts in 1 month WHATISGOINGON???! ANNNDDDD I’m using another vegetable in baking (one of your 5-a-day right?)!
But yeah, basically, I had a dream about eating carrot cake so the next day I basically had a MAJOR craving, and I had nothing better to do for a couple of hours and had all relevant ingredients so thought why not! I vaguely went by the recipe I found, but left certain bits out like raisins and nutmeg and changed the type of sugar but that was basically it..
SO: the ingredients I used were:
- 175g caster sugar
- 175ml vegetable oil (sunflower oil also does the job)
- 3 eggs
- 100g carrots (2 large) (grated)
- 175g SR flour
- 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1tsp ground cinnamon
ya gonna wanna mix the caster sugar, veg oil and eggs together to make a DISGUSTING looking mixture, then add in the grated carrot, and then mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon together and sieve it in. Give it a good mix with a wooden spoon or something similar until it looks gross as shown below…
Put it into a lined tin (square, round, rectangular or whatever ya fancy) and put it in the over for 40-45 minutes/until you pull the knife or skewer out with no mix on it. Leave it to cool in the tin for maybe around 20 minutes then put it on a plate/other, let it cool more on there and then put icing on.
Now, the typical carrot cake icing include cream cheese so thankfully we had enough to put on the cake (and enough left in the bowl to eat) :))) you can basically make up the measurements for the icing, so I did ..
- 55g butter
- 110g cream cheese
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- about 225g icing sugar
mix it all together and you’ve got a very VERY yummy mix. Plonk it on to the cake before cutting it, until there is an even amount and a GOOD amount on there, otherwise the cake will overpower the icing (let it drip down the side). Put it in the fridge to help the icing set and after a while take it out and cut into squares or slices or whatever!! Then you can enjoy s very tasty carrot cake!!!
I definitely recommend trying this recipe because it is so worth your time making it!
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