(Don't forget to celebrate International Rabbit Day Belle & Boo are offering 15% off everything on our online shop )
And because our #belleandboobakes baking competition is still open to entries I thought my carrot cake attempt might inspire you to enter - although there is no doubt you can do a better job than me! (Click here for full information and to see all the amazing prizes you could win).
Although I have included the steps below I would highly recommend visiting Sally's Baking Addiction for the exact method and to see her gorgeous pictures.
- I used about 4 medium sized carrots (grated)
- 1 cup of light or dark brown sugar (about 200 grams)
- 2 cups of plain all purpose flour (about 240 grams)
- 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
- Yoghurt (I used greek yoghurt) - a small amount!
- 3/4 cups of vegetable oil (177 ml)
- 3 eggs
- 2 heaped teaspoons of cinnamon
- And nutmeg (although I used mixed spice because I didn't have any nutmeg)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- Pecan nuts ( I used walnuts)
Also too tempted by the windfalls in our garden I decided to add one grated apple into the mix as well ( and I must admit it probably made the cake mixture too wet).
Sadly I didn't have any pecan nuts so I opted for walnuts instead.
Mix the sugar, oil and yoghurt in a bowl with the three eggs and vanilla extract.
Be careful - I got carried away with the yoghurt and kept throwing more in (after this photo was taken I added a few more desert spoonfuls!!!). The result is that my cake is rather wet and gooey….yummy though.
Add in the dry ingredients including the cinnamon.
Add the grated carrots and nuts (this is where I also added the grated apple which I think may have added even more moisture)
My daughter was in charge of folding all the ingredients together before putting the mixture into a prepared 10 inch cake tin.
We then put the cake in a pre-heated oven at 180 C.
Sally recommends cooking the cake for 32- 38 minutes but I found I needed to bake it for longer (probably because of the added moisture).
And here it is… a carrot cake for Sunday tea with the family. And we think the perfect cake for our favourite bunny Boo.
Remember send us photos of your Belle & Boo inspired cakes by 1st October via social media using #Belleandboobakes . The competition is open to both adults and children and one person from each catagory will all these beautiful Belle & Boo goodies…..
|Belle & Boo prizes for the two winners of the #belleandboobakes competition|
Happy International Rabbit Day and happy baking!