this recipe was given to me by a friend in the US and was the cake my mum made for our wedding it is a very light and 'fluffy' carrot cake, not like your traditional heavy ones.
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1/2 tspn salt
1 1/3 tspn baking soda (bicarb)
1 1/3 tspn baking powder
1 1/3 tspn cinnamon
1 1/3 cups plain flour
2 cups grated carrot
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
combine sugar and oil with a beater. add eggs one at a time and beat till smooth. add dry ingredients and beat. fold in carrots.
pour into a greased cake tin and bake in a mod. slow over 160-180'c (325-350'F) for 1 hour.
cream cheese frosting:
250g / 8 oz cream cheese
3 tbspns butter
1 cup icing sugar
1 tspn vanilla
mix together and spread on cook cake.
I'm just about to have a go at this one in the thermomix. on the stove is some cauli and bacon soup and in the slow cooker is a beef and vegie casserole with a splash of red wine.
after the carrot cake i'm going to make some sort of apple cake and maybe something else for snacks in teh freezer.
last night's dinner was delicious home made burgers and i even took pics! but i haven't uploaded them yet - trying to spend less time on the puter today so will post that later ...