Honestly, I’ve never made Carrot Cake in my life before today. Partly because I don’t like it, partly because the ingredients list is incredibly long and anything over six ingredients sends me into a spin! However, Pats (Mother) is over tonight and I know she’s partial to a bit of Carrot Cake so I thought I’d try and get in her good books.
I couldn’t resist the cute little chocolate, carrot toppers in Sainsburys – so these are very little effort, they’re shop-bought! This Carrot Cake is a doddle to make! Honestly, even I was surprised by how little effort it takes. The hardest part is lining your baking tin with parchment paper!
Because I’ve never made a Carrot Cake before, I used the Yummy Scrummy Carrot Cake recipe from Good Food (love their recipes, particularly the ones rated five stars) and went freestyle on the chocolate carrots!
This is not the prettiest cake in the mixing however, it smells delicious. Once the mixture is poured into the square tin – the rest, they say, is history. The house was scented with an almost Christmassy smell – it was delightful.
After being baked in the over for 45 minutes, cooled on a wire rack, I mixed the icing sugar with the juice of half an orange and stirred until yoghurt-like texture. I drizzed over the cake and added my creative, chocolate carrots. Ha!
I’m sure I’ll be making this one again – Pats is currently sat opposite me telling me how “moorish” it is! That’s good, right?