Adventures in Carrot Cake Land

I tasked myself with making a carrot cake for my sister’s birthday.  I’d never made one before so off I went to do my research on the good old internet!

I eventually settled on this one by Rachel Allen from the UK TV Good Food site.  I occasionally watched her show on their satellite channel and liked the way she cooked – she also runs a baking school which they show parts of in one of her programmes.

If you’ve browsed around my ‘About’ page you’ll see we’re ‘Primal’ with our eating habits.  This means the ingredient list raised my virtual eyebrow so I immediately started ‘tweaking’ it in my head – a big ‘no-no’ in the cookery world really, but I wanted to try get a balance between it being a great birthday cake and not having all that wheat flour and sugar in there.  (I don’t use refined sugar by the way – I always use unrefined / raw cane sugars – Read the rest of this entry »