The One and Only…

“Jo’s Carrot Cake”

I have promised several times to add this recipe here, so, to fulfill that promise here goes…

2 cups finely grated carrot
2 medium eggs
1 cup sugar (the recipe doesn’t state what kind, but I always use soft brown)
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup plain flour
2 tsp mixed spice
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
pinch salt (if desired)
optional: 3/4 cup sultanas/raisins

Prep time:20 mins
Cooking time: 30-45 mins
Makes: 16 squares
WW Points Per square (without frosting): 4.5pts

Prepare a square baking tin – non – stick is best.

Beat eggs, sugar oil and vanilla together in a large mixing bowl until it’s well combined and looks like a rather thick glue! Add the sieved dry ingredients and fold in – mixing as little as possible – just keep folding. Then add carrots and sultanas (if using them) and again fold in – mixing as little as possible.

Pour into your prepared tin and bake in a moderate oven 170-180 C for 30-45 mins.
Leave to cool in the tin.

If you wish to add frosting, the following recipe works really well, but makes a very runny frosting. if you prefer something more solid, use more icing sugar.

225g full fat soft cheese (though I always use lower fat)
65g butter (room temperature)
400g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream the cheese and butter until combined – add the icing sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Yum…but WW points…? Forget it – this is not going to fit on any kind of Points or Core plan…!

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