I failed to bake last Sunday, not a very good domestic goddess at all. So I was determined to bake something really delicious for “Dia de Andalucia” (the local holiday here in Andalucia).
The cake came out in good time to enjoy with friends on the terrace in the Winter Spanish sun.
Carrot cake sounds healthy, but why does it taste so good!
If you fancy making it yourself, here’s the ingredients:
Self-raising flour 300g
Cinnamon 2 tsp
Baking powder 1/2/ tsp
Dark muscovado sugar 100g
Light muscovado sugar 100g
Oil 250ml (choose an oil with as little flavour as possible)
Orange 1 zested
Carrots 200g finely grated
Walnuts 150g broken pieces
Golden Sultanas 150g
And this is what you’re supposed to do:
Heat the oven to 130c-150c.
Line a 22cm deep cake tin with parchment.
Sift the flour, cinnamon and baking powder and stir in the sugars and butter getting rid of any lumps with your fingers.
Beat the eggs with the oil and orange zest.
Stir in the carrots then fold this and the rest of the ingredients into the flour mixture.
Spoon the mixture into the tin and level the surface.
Bake for 1 hour 25mins. Cool in the tin.
Perfect to share with friends over a cup of tea.
No guilt for the “Domestic Goddess in Training” today!