Friday, November 03, 2006

Carrot Cake Recipe

After so many of you commented on my carrot cake yesterday, I promised to post the recipe, so here it is! It's a real fave of mine, kindly given to me by my aunt Linda!!


For the cake:
7 Fl. oz. sunflower oil
3 tblspoons golden syrup
8 oz. brown sugar
12 oz. plain flour
3 tspoons baking powder
3 tspoons mixed spice (I'm always fairly generous with this!)
3 eggs
3/4 lb of grated carrots

For the icing:
8 oz. icing sugar
1 1/2 oz. cream cheese
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
little milk

Heat oven to 180 deg. C
The above mixture can make either one big cake in a 10" tin or two smaller cakes in 8" tins. Grease desired tin size with butter.
Put the oil, syrup and sugar in a large pan over a very low heat until the sugar has dissolved. (The sugar and syrup will melt together but the oil will stay separate)
Add all the other ingredients to the pan (remember to seive the flour & baking powder!) and mix well.
Place mixture in tin and pop in the oven. I generally leave in the oven for about 45 minutes but that is not a fan assisted oven, so remember to change the time accordingly.
Leave the cake to cool and then turn out of the tin. For the icing, seive the icing sugar into a large bowl, add the vanilla essence and the cream cheese and mix well, if needed add a little milk and then ice your cake.
All that's then needed is a good cup of coffee and some friends to help you eat it!


Cherry Menlove said...

My all time favourite cake, so thank you kindly for that. I'll let you know how mine comes out.
I am so glad you told me about your felt trees. I will prepare.

carolyn said...

So "the door stop lady" has some great recipes as well!Glad the fair went well and good luck on Monday, I've just been looking at the website and I have to say I'm not surprised your things sell well, they are so lovely.
ps love the chickens, we are hoping to get some battery rescue chickens in Dec.

Primrose Hill said...

thank you for the kind comments - it's such a nice feeling when others enjoy what you do! I adore my chickens, the menagery just keeps growing! You could sit and watch them for hours, they're very addictive. Good luck with the battery hens, I'm sure they will settle in fine, I've heard some really lovely stories of battery girls being really quite affectionate once they've settled.
L x