March 22, 2009

Carrot Cake

Wow my first photo. Thanks Mitch. Taken on our beautiful rosewood table built by hubby over twenty years ago. As for posting photos, I shall probably need help again. It's an ongoing ocean of learning this technology stuff. I'll take cooking any day.
I iced what was left of the cake with a combination of icing sugar, cream cheese and passionfruit juice. Together with a cup of tea it was delicious. So easy and no mucking around with mix masters or beaters. No excuses for what is truly the simplest of cakes.
Carrot Cake
180gm self raising flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
2/3 cup light olive oil
2 free range eggs
2 carrots, grated
1/2 cup roughly chopped almonds
  • Preheat oven to moderate temperature. Mix together sifted flour, sugar, spices.
  • Add eggs & oil & mix well till thoroughly combined
  • Stir in carrots & almonds.
  • Pour into a tin lined with baking paper; bake for approx 40 -45 mins.
  • Place onto wire rack. Cool slightly before turning out.
  • Spread with your favourite icing if desired.


  1. Very well presented.
    Cake looks yummo!

  2. Aww shucks and gee thanks. Wish you were here to have a piece with me.

  3. This looks delicious and moist! I will have to try it. :) Thanks for the comment I'm always looking for new blogs to follow so I look forward to reading along with you cooking adventures. :)

  4. Lovely recipe I will cook that one for Michael!(we have passionfruit everywhere as I had so many that I froze the juice in icecube trays before I left)

  5. It's hard to go wrong with a cake like this. I hope it works for you. I tried the passionfruit icing simply because I didnt have any orange juice. I always do a cream cheese frosting with orange juice. So this was a great substitute. I left out the seeds but you can easily leave them in.

    One cup of sifted icing sugar, juice from one maybe two passionfruit depending on their size and 1 teaspoon butter. Sit in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Mix till it dissolves and comes together. Take off the heat; allow to cool a little; pour or spread over cooled cake.