Wednesday, March 2

Frosted Winter Carrot cake

Orange & carrot cake(gluten-free) Posted by Hello

Winter in Kent, England is raging today - it has been snowing all day. It makes me feel much more like at home in Slovakia. The countryside is laid with soft white carpets and you can see only the top of the roofs peeking out of the snow.
It is like in a fairy tale. Big white fluffs are falling down and creating hats on top of the chimneys and street lamps. The life seems to run slower as it is so dreamy outside. I always think of Dickens when it snows in England.

The best thing to do, I thought to myself, on a day like this is definitely to make a cake and eat it next to a roaring fire with a hot cup of tea.
My choice is a moist carrot cake made with fresh oranges, spices and nuts finished with a nice white frosting.
Perfect winter cake!

Orange & carrot cake(gluten-free)
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
350 gluten free flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 - 1&1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinammon
1tsp mixed spice
1 tsp ground cloves

Mix these ingredients and sift into a bowl. Put aside.

3 eggs(beaten)
50 g dark muscovado sugar
160 ml sunflower oil
3 oranges(peeled and processed in a mixer)

Combine these wet ingredients in another bowl leaving the processed oranges to be added with flour at the end.

3 large carrots(peeled and grated)
50g nuts (walnuts or pecan nuts)

Add them into the wet ingredients.

Then start adding the flour in 3-4 parts, alternating with oranges. Once combined - pour into a non-stick cake tin and pop in the oven to bake for about 1/2 hour until the top is firm and not sinking under your finger.

1 tub of quark(which is fat -free)
3-4 tbsp of icing sugar (or more , as is your preference)
Combine and spread on top of the cool cake. Add few nuts to decorate on top of the frosting.


Blogger aude said...

hello Dreska,
I also thought of Dickens when I read the beginning of your post. We have the same weather in Germany.

8:28 am  
Anonymous said...

I absolutely tie in with anything you've presented us.

7:33 pm  

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