Yesterday Grandad Gray gave us some lovely carrots from his garden. They are perfect and just what a carrot should be. So…… as they deserve to be treated with huge respect we decided to do the only fair thing and….. turn them into cake.
Now this particular recipe is one we’ve been working on for a number of years and is a recipe that borrows a bit from several recipes. So should you wish to recreate this moist delight here’s what you need to do.
180grams of dark brown sugar
225 grams self raising flour
1 tablespoon of golden syrup
2 large eggs (or three small ones)
11/2teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
150 grams melted butter
180 grams of grated carrot (we just scrubbed the carrots but we guess you could peel them if you wish)
3 teaspoons of mixed spice
Zest of an orange
Juice of an orange
180 grams sultanas (or mixed fruit)
Preheat the oven to 190c
Stir the egg mixture into the flour.
Put in a greased or lined tin
Bake for 35- 40 mins until golden brown and a skewer comes out clean.
Cool in tin.
Take approx 150 grams cream cheese, 100 grams icing sugar, mix well.
When cake is stone cold top with the cream cheese and make pretty patterns avec un fork!!!
Sit and relax.