Day 88~366

One of the blogs I follow is called A cookbook a month and is written by 3 ladies who test and review a cookbook a month (makes sense). I follow it because their reviews are funny and I like funny. I’ve never done any of the books or recipes, though I’ve bought a couple of books on their recommendation, but a couple of posts ago one of the ladies, Maureen, tried a carrot cake recipe but reckoned her usual recipe was better, so I asked for that recipe as I like carrot cake (one of the few that I do) and fancied having a go.

Firstly, a thing to note is that I don’t bake, not being into cakes and the like it has never been a thing for me to do, so I’m a cake~bake virgin.  The recipe I followed can be found on cookbook a month HERE.

It took quite a long time to get all the ingredients weighed out and ready.


and I was surprised at just how much stuff you need, a whole cup of sunflower oil was worrying, am sure my mum never used that and she was a baking person, and there was heaps of carrots so I thought it might taste like vegetable cake!  I forgot to get walnuts, and should have had a cup full of chopped ones, but I found some cashew nuts in the cupboard and used them instead 😀 but only had enough for half a cup. I completely forgot the 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves, but other than that everything went as the recipe said. Mixed it all together as instructed, and voila!


The icing cream didn’t go as planned at all. The recipe called for 900g of icing sugar. 900g!!! Thats a ginormous amount, and the icing sugar I had only came to 450g, so not to worry I thought, I’ll just halve the amounts of the other stuff.  Unfortunately I got distracted by our family arriving, and when I went back to do the icing forgot then to halve anything else, with the result being my icing cream was a bit too sloppy, so I just put it in the middle of the cake to stick the 2 halves together. There was heaps left over, so when our local shop opened at 6pm I went round and bought more icing sugar and thickened the rest up to lay over the top of the cake. 🙂


The cake itself is really lush, didn’t taste vegetably at all, it’s lovely and moist and tastes gorgeous. I definitely will make it again, but reduce the icing sugar bits, I’ve had to freeze the rest of it! 🙂  Anyway that was my homemade square of the day, and now I’m going to eat it 😀


12 thoughts on “Day 88~366

  1. One of my favourite cakes, and it looks delicious! I had some on my birthday, in a nice classy hotel on the Norfolk coast. It was home-made, a huge portion, and exceptionally tasty. Nice photo too. (I had almost forgotten about the theme…)
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I wish I would have known.. Fraggy I have the best ever carrot cake place.. and btw… Carrot cake with raisins is usually how you find it here missy;)!!
    Some times there’s pineapple and always walnuts. So ther 😉 but this recipe and your cake look yummie. I’d have to throw in the raisins though;)

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  3. At first glance, I thought you’d gone all weird and spread and forked some mashed potato on top of some toasted brown bread. But on closer inspection all was revealed 😉 Well done on the baking endeavour! Carrot cake is the only cake I like as well, by the way.

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