Yesterday we were visiting a friend's house in the evening for another friend's birthday. Kerry was planning on providing a buffet of hot meals, so I offered to bring some pudding. I got quite a few carrots in my fruit and veg box this week, so decided that naturally I had to make a carrot cake. I've not made many cakes before, so I was interested to see how it would turn out.
I used a recipe from Louise of Comida Y Vida, which you can find here. I had already tried Louise's carrot cake at the Midlands Food Bloggers meet-up, so I was looking forward to recreating it at home!
I didn't make the topping because it has cheese in it and I thought I'd be kind to my fiancé and make it edible for him, so I just dusted the top with icing sugar. Louise has since told me that she's made a topping using icing sugar and orange juice before and that works quite well, so I might have to give that a go in the future. I also used rapeseed oil rather than sunflower or vegetable oil, and that seemed to work pretty well.
I do love baking cakes. CAKE! Nom nom nom.
(NB: My cakes always come out slightly funny shapes because I am rubbish at lining cake tins.)