Food Monday ~ Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake
Preheat the oven to 175°C

6 fl ozs Sunflower Oil
6 ozs Caster Sugar
3 Eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
4 ozs Walnuts
10 ozs Carrots
zest and Juice of ½ an Orange
6 ozs Plain Flour
1 teaspoon Bicarbonate Soda
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Salt

Place the oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a bowl.  Beat well.  Roughly chop nuts.  Wash, peel and grate the carrots.  Add carrots & nuts to oil mixture with zest and orange juice, flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.  Mix well and pour into a greased and lined 8 inch tin or 2 lb loaf tin.  Bake for approx 1 hour and 15 minutes.

For icing:
8 ozs icing sugar    2-3 tablespoons lemon or orange juice
Mix the sugar into the juice and spoon over the warm cake.

24 thoughts on “Food Monday ~ Carrot Cake

  1. Nancy

    “Add carrots & nuts to oil mixture with zest and orange juice, flour, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder. ”


    I am not feeling very well today. I don’t have much ZEST. Is it all right if I add the ingredients lackidazically? Will the cake still turn out OK?

    Please answer immediately as I am standing here holding the carrots and nuts in my hand….

  2. Nancy


    I am no longer holding the ingredients in my hand.

    Grannymar has taken so long to answer my question I have eaten all the carrots,nuts,cinnamon etc. and am no longer interested in her damned cake.

    I am off to do other chores today. As you may know, I am in Florida so today I am meeting with an Insurance agent I found on the computer who wants to talk to me about obtaining hurricane Insurance on my cemetery lots. Do you think this could be a scam?

    If she comes back tell her she is skating on thin ice keeping me waiting all this time for an answer…

  3. Grannymar Post author

    Ramana – The Flour Works looks very tempting.

    Nancy – I was out digging carrots to make another cake, Are you still hanging in there? Give me time to wash the mud off my hands and I will answer your question.

    Mayo – Nancy had generous hands!

    Nancy – After eating all the carrots,nuts,cinnamon etc. you should be full of zest and well able for battle with the scammers. Thin ice is it? We had hailstones, rain, and snow yesterday so I am treading very carefully. Please send some heat to thaw me out!

  4. Grannymar Post author

    Tee O – Shhhh! Don’t spoil it. I told Nancy I was digging in the garden. I have half a slice… would you like half of my half?

  5. Mayo

    Nancy, when did you move to Florida? I thought you lived near Philadelpia.

    I’m an insurance agent, and I do not sell hurricane insurance for the cemetery lots. I sell big boulders to put on the grave to keep the bones from floating away during a hurricane, so ask your man about the price of a boulder. This week I have a “special” going.

    Grannymar forgive your using your blog for business.

  6. Nancy


    I live in Plymouth Meeting,PA outside of Philadelphia .

    We come here to Florida in Winter to avoid all the things GM mentioned above,i.e. hailstones, rain,snow.

    About the boulders,Mayo. I guess I could use a few.
    I imagine that you could sell me a couple hundred pounds of granite pretty cheap, but wouldn’t the cost of Fed Ex kill the deal? And maybe bring the plane down,too!

    Also, I don’t appreciate you using my personal insurance problems to enrich Grannymar. Let her pay for her own boulders and her wine,too! Tell her that, if she’s not too busy “Pretending” to pick carrots.

  7. Grannymar Post author

    Pseu – Pity. If I had known I would have saved you a slice instead of giving the last crumb to Tee O. 😉

  8. Mayo

    Grannymat, I’m making a meat loaf recipe for dinner and my wife said to make half the recipe. It calls for an egg , how do I divide an egg in half? I hope you respond to me sooner than you did to Nancy, or I will starve.

  9. Grannymar Post author

    Mayo – Crack the shell and make sure there is no chicken in it. If it is only egg, then beat it up and use half. If there is a chicken inside then you are done for! 😉


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