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  • aussielle
    • #2
    • 8th Sep 04, 12:48 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #2
    • 8th Sep 04, 12:48 PM
    Here you go, though I must warn you....it's truely addictive! !;D

    cup of white sugar *
    cup of mazola oil *
    3 eggs (add one at once)
    11/2 cups self raising flour
    11/2 tsp cinamon
    11/2tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1/2 tsp salt

    * beat these on high for 3 mins
    then add eggs
    then add dry ingredients
    then add the following;
    1 tsp vanilla essense
    21/2 cups grated carrot

    bake for about 35-45 mins @350f/160c/gas3/4

    for the topping

    4oz creamed cheese
    11/2 cups icing sugar
    2 tbs soft butter/marg
    1 tsp almond flavouring

    mix all these until smooth, if it's not thick enough, add a little more icing sugar.

    p.s. it freezes well
  • cathy
    • #3
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:37 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #3
    • 8th Sep 04, 2:37 PM
    Ingredients:
    12 ounces finely grated carrot

    8 oz wholemeal flour
    8 oz brown sugar
    4 teaspoons baking powder
    4 eggs
    Half cup chopped walnuts
    Zest of an orange
    3 teaspoons cinnamon
    1 teaspoon salt
    Half a cup melted butter or oil

    Ingredients for Icing:
    3 oz cream cheese

    Half pound icing sugar

    One teaspoon vanilla essence

    3 oz butter

    Method:
    Mix the all dry ingredients together. add the walnuts and carrots, mixing well. Take the four eggs, beat them adding them along with the butter and oil to the mixture.

    Having mixed well, pour the mixture into two, one pound rectangular loaf tins. A nine inch round cake tin can also be used.
    Bake for an hour in a pre-heated oven at 350F/180C/Gas Mark 4

    Make the icing by beating the ingredients together and, once the cake has cooled, decorate the top and the side with the icing.


    Ive used this twice now and it was divine

    mmmm

    (scottish recipe)
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 8th Sep 04, 3:08 PM
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    Chris25
    • #4
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:08 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #4
    • 8th Sep 04, 3:08 PM
    Have you checked out Delia's at Deliaonline? She says it's her best ever.
  • Allexie
    • #5
    • 8th Sep 04, 4:09 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #5
    • 8th Sep 04, 4:09 PM
    Have you checked out Delia's at Deliaonline? She says it's her best ever.
    OMG Saint Delia on-line!!! Had no idea! Thank you sooo much for this. Carrot cake with mascapone looks yummy! Put on half a stone just thinking about ti
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 8th Sep 04, 5:30 PM
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    Chris25
    • #6
    • 8th Sep 04, 5:30 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #6
    • 8th Sep 04, 5:30 PM
    ..........well then you need to try Delia's low-fat cappuchino muffins ;D
  • Allexie
    • #7
    • 8th Sep 04, 5:39 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #7
    • 8th Sep 04, 5:39 PM
    ..........well then you need to try Delia's low-fat cappuchino muffins ;D
    : : :
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 8th Sep 04, 6:20 PM
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    jaybee
    • #8
    • 8th Sep 04, 6:20 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #8
    • 8th Sep 04, 6:20 PM
    Whatever would we do without Saint Delia????
    • 16011996
    • By 16011996 8th Sep 04, 6:23 PM
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    16011996
    • #9
    • 8th Sep 04, 6:23 PM
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    • #9
    • 8th Sep 04, 6:23 PM
    Whatever would we do without Saint Delia
    we wouldn't put weight on.
    • jaybee
    • By jaybee 8th Sep 04, 9:21 PM
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    jaybee
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Very true. I've given up trying now - just admit to having a lot of body to maintain. People aren't actually running away screaming . . .yet :-/
    • VickyA
    • By VickyA 8th Sep 04, 11:42 PM
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    VickyA
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Has anyone tried chocolate beetroot cake? You use those packs of vacuum packed beetroot. Simply divine (I've even had it as a birthday cake one year!!!). Very scrummy. If anyone wants the recipe, I'll put it on the site.......
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 8th Sep 04, 11:43 PM
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    Chris25
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Has anyone tried chocolate beetroot cake? !You use those packs of vacuum packed beetroot. !Simply divine (I've even had it as a birthday cake one year!!!). !Very scrummy. !If anyone wants the recipe, I'll put it on the site.......
    yes please
  • Allexie
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Yikes...courgettes...beetroot...whatever next ???

    Ooooh..does anyone know that recipe for some sort of spongecake where you put geranium leaves in the bottom of the tin, (well some sort of house plant leaves!) :P
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 9th Sep 04, 10:28 AM
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    Chris25
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Yikes...courgettes...beetroot...whatever next ???

    I'm sure i have a recipe that I got from an ASDA mag for mashed potato/choc cake! :-X

    Ooooh..does anyone know that recipe for some sort of spongecake where you put geranium leaves in the bottom of the tin, (well some sort of house plant leaves!) ! :P
    No I've heard of it though - you use the highly scented indoor geraniums and I know you can make one with rose and/or violet petals and lemon balm leaves also.
    • Chris25
    • By Chris25 9th Sep 04, 10:30 AM
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    Chris25
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Ooh sorry Allexie, it looks as though I've added a bit into your quote - didn't know you could do that.

    I mean't that I had a recipe for mashed potato & choc cake! ;D
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 9th Sep 04, 11:06 AM
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    Caterina
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    I'm sure I remember a cake being made with courgettes on TV years ago !:-/

    Anybody ever made/eaten one and lived to tell the tale? !;D

    I love courgettes , but not too sure about them in a cake !:-/
    Courgette cake is totally scrummy! Make as you would carrot cake but put less liquid in as courgettes contain more water than carrots.

    It is also possible to make courgette fritters, I don't know the recipe off the top of my head but will ask my mum and then will post it.

    It used to be one of our favourite pudding as children, absolutely divine stuff!

    Watch this space

    Caterina
    • Caterina
    • By Caterina 9th Sep 04, 11:47 AM
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    Caterina
    Freshly delivered from Sardinia
    Courtesy of my mum, here goes the recipe for courgette fritters:

    Grate a couple of large courgettes and put in a colander to drain of liquid for 1 hour then squeeze as much water out as you can with your hands

    mix with eggs, flour and milk as if you were making a pancake batter, add a pinch of salt and a pinch of baking powder.

    Make sure the batter is not too thick otherwise the fritters become hard.

    Drop spoonfuls of this batter in hot oil, drain fritters on crumpled kitchen paper and toss in caster sugar.

    Enjoy

    Caterina
  • Allexie
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted



    It is also possible to make courgette fritters, I don't know the recipe off the top of my head but will ask my mum and then will post it.


    Caterina
    Caterina, your mum doesn't know anything about elderflower fritters does she? Have always wanted to have a bash at those.
  • Allexie
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Have you checked out Delia's at Deliaonline? She says it's her best ever.
    Ooooh yum mmmm oooh

    *Meg Ryan impression complete with table banging thumping*


    I'm in heaven...St Delia triumphs again...made it this morning...it is sooooo delish


    [move] ;D :P ;D :P ;D :P ;D :P ;D :P [/move]
  • trafalgar
    Re: Killer recipe for carrot cake wanted
    Elderflower fritters are the heads dipped in pancake batter and fried ;D

    http://www.patch-work.demon.co.uk/elder.htm#K
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