Well, you know, this blogging community thing has kind of got me thinking. I should be more inclusive. Be part of the action. Get out of my ivory tower. It’s all me, me , me. All that jazz. So for this post I sat on my arse and took photos whilst the Mrs made a cake. What fun!
My wife was an excellent cook. She really was. Then I discovered wordpress.com. Decided I was going to start a food blog. She hardly gets in the kitchen anymore. I am a food freak.
However in the interest of sex equality this post is entirely none of my doing.
The Invisible Man had a hand in grating the carrot…
Carrot Cake Ingredients
For the carrot cake
- 8fl oz vegetable oil
- 7oz plain flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 12oz sugar
- 3 eggs
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ tsp ground cinnamon
- 1½ tsp mixed spice
- 4 carrots, grated
- 3oz walnuts, chopped
For the icing
- 6oz cream cheese
- 5½oz caster sugar
- 1 orange, zest and juice
- 3½oz butter, softened
First gather your ingredients:
Prepare a loaf tin by lining it with buttered greaseproof paper:
Turn on the oven:
Begin combining the cake ingredients in a bowl. The wine is not an ingredient.
Add the carrots whilst husband hangs around taking photos. Normal right? I mean taking pictures of your wife stirring grated carrots in a bowl?
Stop laughing! Carrot cake is a serious business.
Sift in the flour and combine:
Pour the mixture into the tin:
Bake in the oven at 180 centigrade for 20 to 30 minutes:
It’s ready when a skewer stuck into it comes out clean:
Remove cake from tin and leave to cool:
Meanwhile prepare the icing. Simply combine the ingredients in a bowl:
Spread the icing over the cooled cake:
Now this creation headed off to the wife’s workplace; there seem to be a lot of bake sales going on at work at the moment – in my place we had an email about healthy eating from HR followed by one about cake sales in the cafe. Talk about contradictory messaging!
Anyway I have to do the washing up now.