Monday, 2 June 2014

Super Simple Carrot Cake!

For all of you that couldn't understand my awful hand writing (still getting to grips with my new chalk board!) then here are the ingredients to make the cake all nicely typed!

2 Free Range Large Eggs
200g Soft Light Brown Sugar
175g Self Raising Flour
150 ml Sun Flower Oil
300g Peeled and grated carrots
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tsp Mixed spice
1 tsp Cinnamon 
A pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 130 degrees fan/ gas 2.
First mix the eggs, oil, sugar and carrots in to one big bowl until well combined. Then sift in the remaining dry ingredients mix again! Now line your loaf tin with tin foil and spoon the mixture in. Pop it into the oven for 1hr 15 mins, or as long as it takes for a skewer to come out clean when inserted into the cake (see, super simple!!)

Once the cake is out of the oven it has to be left to cool for roughly 20 mins. So meanwhile you can start on the Icing!

For the yummy Icing you will need:
100g cream cheese
200g Icing sugar
The zest of 1 orange

Sift the icing sugar in to a bowl with the cream cheese and then add the zest. Mix with a wooden spoon until everything is fully combined!

Now every thing is cooled and ready to go, you can spoon the icing on to the cake ( I just used the back of my spoon to evenly spread the icing around the cake.) I then took a little bit more grated carrot and arranged it in to a rough carrot shape and used some fresh rosemary as the leaves.
The extent of my cake decorating abilities...

So to sum up! If you want a super simple, super moist and just over all super delicious carrot cake... Then Why not give it a try and tell me what you think?
Dad said it was, "Bloomin' Gorgeous!" and I think thats all you really need to know!