Barbara's Carrot Cake

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  1. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    For those of you who liked the Carrot Cake that Barbara took to Ambleside, here is the recipe for you to try - :Smile:

    Ingredients -
    Zest & juice of 1 large Orange
    175 grams of Sultanas
    150 grams of Walnuts (Roughly Chopped)
    300 grams of Self Raising Flour
    2 level Teaspoons of Mixed Spice
    1 1/2 Level teaspoons Bicarbonate of Soda
    75 grams of Dessicated Coconut
    3 Large Eggs
    250 Grams of Light Soft Brown Sugar
    220 Mls Sunflower Oil
    300 grams Grated Carrots (Peeled Weight)
    100 grams of Softened Butter
    100 grams of Icing Sugar
    1 Tablespoon of Orange Juice (Or lemon if preferred)
    A few drops of Vanilla Extract
    300 grams Philadelphia Cream Cheese.

    Preparation -
    1.Pre-Heat an oven to 160 (140 degrees c for fan assisted or gas mark 3)
    2.Grease & line 28 x 25 cm cake tin.
    3. Put the orange Zest & 2 Tablespoons of orange juice into a bowl with sultanas and leave for 20 minutes to soak
    4. Put the nuts on abaking tray & cook in the oven for 8 minutes.
    5. Sieve the Flour, Bicarb & spice together in a bowl. Add the coconut and half of the walnuts.
    6. Whisk the Eggs & sugar together till thick & light in colour & the sugar starts to dissolve. Continue whisking and add the oil.
    7. Stir in the sultanas & juice, carrots & flour mix.
    8. Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 1 hour and a cake needle comes out clean. If the needle sticks, continue to cook for a further 10 minutes.
    9. Leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes then transfer to a rack.
    10. Beat Butter & Icing Sugar together then stir in the juice, vanilla Extract & cheese.
    11. Spread on the cake and finish with a sprinkling of the remaining nuts. :Smile:
     
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    Could you not get Barbara to whip up a few sample cakes for us to try at the next meet?
     
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    You never know John, she might just make a cake specially for you & bring it to the Shepton Mallet show :BigGrin:
     
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    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    Barbara has just reminded me that due to the high sugar content of the cake, John will not be able to partake of it due to his Diabetes :Sad:
    Sorry John, but she's just looking out for you :Smile:
     
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    Whilst away my diabetes it put on the back boiler.

    I live like a monk at home (so well behaved food wise:Wink:)
     
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    No No No No No. Ignore John's post above ... the cake is extremely dangerous for him ....... you should give it to me instead.:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    One each that 2 cakes so far
     
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    that sounds wonderful, trouble is I can't cook, maybe pretty please, hee hee. see you at the show.
     
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    I can swop you some homemade Welsh cakes for some carrot cake...:Wink:

    JJ
     
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    Are you stealing the welsh cakes from Peter H ? :BigGrin:

    When are you planning to have the "Coffee Morning" at Shepton ? so that barbara can plan the cake ? :thumb:

    John - Barbara may make a diabetic cake, just for you & me to share :thumb:
     
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    coffe morning will be when ever I am passing the van, hee hee
     
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    Not stealing Dixon... Peter H gave them to me... :Wink:

    JJ

    PS How long do Welsh Cakes keep for in the fridge?
     
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    Peter we did our best to persuade JJ to let us have a taste....but nope he wouldnt budge :shout::shout: knew they wouldnt be safe in our fridge or freezer with a welsh cake muncher about here (do they freeze)


    Dell thank you for the Recipe for the Carrot Cake .... how have we missed out on all these delicious temptations :BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    Dick diabetic foods are cr*p. please please please can you ask her to treat us normally We wont tell anyone it can be our secret.

    Shop in town reckon's some bloke in a black van is buying up out of date welsh cake (& it ain't B A Baracus out of the "A" team either):Wink::Rofl1:
     
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    Fight you for it Joy. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Barbara makes me some VERY nice diabetic cakes - they tend to be low on fat, rather than sugar - Barbara says we will be OK as long as the rest of our diets are balanced :thumb:
     
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    :coolthumb::thanks2:
     
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    Wow, Keith and Jean.... Brilliant avatar....:thumb::BigGrin:
     
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    My Diabetic Nurse told me, a little of what you fancy does you more good than doing without.
    According to her, Its not so much What you eat, but how much of it you eat.

    Don
     
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    OMG... I'm a goner...:Sad:

    JJ
     
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