Friday, 21 September 2012

Carrot Cake

Feeling like baking yesterday after seeing Ree Drummond's Carrot Cake recipe I searched for my file of recipes, the one covered in the Ninja Turtle contact. Not to be found so I used Ree's recipe which is much like my own and I added a handful of sultanas and gave a small handful to Twitch as they're one of his favourite treats. I used a large loaf tin and a little too much cinnamon but cinnamon is good for you, right?
I also used 50/50 wholemeal and white flour and 1 1/2 cups of raw sugar in place of Ree's ingredients. Vegetable oil is used in place of butter and as I have large tins of olive oil(not virgin pressed) for soap-making it was probably a little less costly than a cake made with butter.

It made 16 serves altogether and I've frozen 12 of them, very handy for unexpected visitors or a sweet toothed moment!

Off to look for that file, it goes back many years and is quite special to me.
Have a great weekend, do you have any special plans?
Love from Sue


  1. I might make a carrot cake this weekend - Gus only said the other day that he likes carrot cake - we've been married 26 years and this is the first I've heard of it! It's not something I make because my girls turn their noses up at things like that with veggies in them. I have a nice recipe for chocolate zucchini cake too. Yours looks lovely and moist and what a good idea freezing it in slices, ready to go!

    Cheers - Joolz

  2. The cake looks delicious Sue, Save a piece for Mum and Dad please

  3. This post makes me hungry! Thank you for sharing this on your blog. I love the idea of making it ahead for unexpected guests or gifts! Your blog is lovely and I really enjoy it :)