I've been home working in the shed and on the computer - the usual I cant show you what I'm working on business...............
Not showing people what I'm up to is a bit tricky for me - I'm not great at keeping quiet.
Anyway I can show you what I baked today!
The cool autumn weather has gotten me very bake-y (I know thats not a word)
The other day I discovered much to my horror that my children didn't know what a carrot cake was!? I'm talking about teenagers..... not toddlers.
Today I was on a mission to show them what they had missed - moist yummy sweet carrot cake with cream cheese icing - My favourite as a kid. My Nana baked it all the time.
Its one of those nice and easy throw everything together and bake cakes.
530 Calories/ 2217KJ per serve (including icing)
2 cups plain flour
Pinch of salt
2 teaspoons of baking powder
2 teaspoons of bicarb of soda
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 & 1/2 cups raw sugar (any sugars fine)
200ml vegetable oil
400g crushed canned pineapple drained
3 cups grated carrot (I used 7 small carrots)
1/2 cup almond meal
23cm or 9 inch round springform cake tin greased and lined.
Oven set at 170C (not fan forced)
or 330F on an electric oven
Using two bowls
put all the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl (inc carrot). Mixing the wet ingredients.
Place the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and with a wooden spoon stir to combine.
Pour the stiff mixture into your greased and lined cake tin, tap it on the bench a few times to get the mixture flat.
Bake for 50/ 60 minutes - test with a wooden skewer, its ready when the skewer comes out clean.
leave to cool in tin
Lime Cream Cheese Icing
250grams Cream Cheese
1 cup icing sugar mixture
1 Lime rind finely grated and juice
Beat the cream cheese until soft. Add the rind/ juice of the one lime and 1 cup of icing sugar mixture. Beat until smooth.
When the cake has cooled completely spread the icing on top of the cake.
My husband and I loved it - It was beautiful moist and the cream cheese zesty icing.... Heaven
The kids weren't convinced .....
Looks like I should have introduced it at an earlier age.
Well I am off
Let me know what you think of carrot cake?!