London and Carrot Cake

My girlfriend and I are moving to London to live and we are uber excited! Hopefully in a month or two, we should be living in London!!! Did I say we are uber excited?!?

I already have a long list of restaurants I want to go to. A few are:

Pitt Cue Co
Lobster & Burger
Club Gascon
Little Social
This list is by no means exhaustive.

Obviously we’re looking forward to the buzz of the city and endless things to do and the awesome nights out!

What better way then to celebrate with a cake – Carrot Cake!

This is delicious

042 (Custom)

Serves 6-12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes plus cooling time

100g light muscavado sugar
175ml sunflower oil
2 large eggs
225g plain flour
¾ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Pinch of salt
Zest of ½ lemon
Zest of ½ orange
150g (approximately 2 medium) carrots grated
100g walnuts, chopped
125g cream cheese
250g icing sugar
1-2 tsp lime juice
12 walnut halves

Preheat the oven to 200 deg c.
Beat sugar and oil together.
Add eggs one at a time.
Add the flour, bicarb, cinnamon, salt and zests
Fold in the grated carrot and walnuts.
Spoon mixture evenly between muffin cases
Bake for 20 minutes
Leave to cool
Beat cream cheese in a bowl till smooth and softened somewhat.
Beat in sieved icing sugar.
Squeeze in lime juice to taste
Add icing to top of cupcakes
Add a walnut half on top of each cake



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