Sunday, 11 September 2016

Carrot crop and carrot cake

My husband has grown the best carrots he has ever tried this year. The first few rows got flea beetle and failed but the next two have matured beautifully and are great.  To celebrate I made my first carrot cake ever. using the Mary Berry recipe on BBC Good Food site. It is also the first time I have used vegetable oil method.  



It was very nice, a bit rich perhaps for every day cake and definitely too rich for 8 pm on a Wednesday night when we have a treat and watch Bake Off!  I did not really like the icing glaze.  I must learn how to do the butter icing you get in most cafes.

I see GB Bake off is doing batter this week - can't think of anything to make beyond pancakes or toad in the hole so I will probably stick to a Victoria sponge this week!



8 comments:

  1. My idea for topping a carrot cake is butter icing but using lemon juice instead of water

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  2. I love carrot cake.
    My favourite frosting is a cream cheese frosting. It goes beautifully with carrot cake-x-

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    1. I know I will never be able to make those little mock carrots you see on professional cream cheese toppings!

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  3. I like both toppings cream cheese and a lemon juice butter icing. Its one of my all time favourites.

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    1. Definitely on my husbands favourite list.

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  4. I use a cream cheese icing sprinkled with a few chopped walnuts on my carrot cake.

    God bless.

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    1. I think that would be nice. I love nuts but I am not sure they love me!

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