The weekend has come around again - and so quickly!!!
So that means it's time for.........
I have a favourite Carrot Cake recipe that I use ALL the time. Unfortunately, that recipe is currently packed away with most of my other cookbooks. So when my son asked me to make a carrot cake today, I had to search around a bit for a recipe..... and I found this very interesting one in an old Australian Good Food magazine. I say 'interesting' because it has crushed pineapple in it, which I don't normally add to carrot cakes. So I thought I would try it out.
Good Food's Carrot Cake
Preheat oven to 180C (355F). Grease and line two 20cm round sandwich pans
Grate carrots (you'll need about 3 medium sized carrots) to make 2 cups of grated carrot......
Sift the flour, sugar, bicarb and salt into a large bowl.
Add the pineapple, carrot, eggs, oil and vanilla and beat with a wooden spoon until well combined.......
Stir in the walnuts then divide between pans and bake for 45-50 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes then turn out onto a wire rack and let cool completely.
(At least I have my cream cheese frosting memorized!)
Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric beater until smooth
Add the lemon juice and icing sugar. You're best to start with just one cup and then add more if you want the icing sweeter.
Beat until smooth, then spread between the layers and over the top of your cake......Enjoy with a cup of tea
Decorate the top with a few chopped walnuts, and serve..........
So... the verdict...... I have to say, even though this cake was very, VERY nice (I especially like the moist texture that the pineapple brings to it), it was not quite as yummy as the cake recipe I usually make. So there MAY just be another carrot cake post some time in the future....lol
Aunty Vera :)
PS - I suddenly realised that being the Anzac Day weekend, I really should have made ANZAC BISCUITS!! Sorry guys - thinking ahead is not my strong suit, as many of you already know (lol).
SO - anybody on the lookout for a great Anzac Biscuit recipe, feel free to visit my friend Bill - he made Anzac Biscuits RIGHT HERE.