Sorry for the awful photo! This was the birthday cake I made on request from my boyfriend. The recipe was simple to make and nice and moist. This recipe doesn’t include nuts but if you would like, add 80-100gm of walnuts at the final stage.
carrot, self raising flour, brown soft sugar, eggs, bicarb of soda, nutmeg, mixed spice, cinnamon, oil, raisins, orange soft cheese, icing sugar
1 hour 20
Start by preheating the oven to 180c and line a cake tin. Mix 50 gm of raisins with the zest and juice of one orange, microwave for 2 minutes, mix in with 150gms of grated carrot. In a separate bowl whisk together two eggs and 150ml of olive oil until pale. Whisk in 150 gm of soft brown sugar, 150gm of self raising flour, 2 tsp of mixed spice, 1 tsp of nutmeg, 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp of bicarb of soda. Stir both mixtures together until thoroughly combined and bake for 50 minutes-1 hour, or or until a skewer comes out clean.
Allow the cake to cool and ice with a mixture of 150gm of soft cheese with 100gm of sieved icing sugar.