Carrot Cake - Bruce's Recipe
175g soft brown sugar
175ml vegetable oil / sunflower oil
3 eggs lightly beaten
3 medium carrots grated
grated zest of one orange
175g self-raising flour (gluten free is fine)
1t bicarb of soda
1t vanilla extract
1t ground cinnamon (ideally freshly ground)
1/2t nutmeg (ideally freshly ground)
100gm chopped roasted walnuts
150gm cream cheese
350gm (roughly) icing sugar
1/2t vanilla extract
1-2t orange juice (and any zest lying around)
more walnuts to sprinkle
1. Preheat oven to 180C, oil/grease cake tin
2. Mix sugar, oil, eggs, carrots, raisins orange rind
3. Mix in flour, bicarb of soda, spices. Mixture will be runny, stir in walnuts.
4. Pour mixture into cake tin, bake for 45-60 mins until it springs back. Cool slightly, then turn out.
Mix all (except walnuts), and when cake is cool, spread over cake then sprinkle walnuts over the top.