Carrot Cake


8oz self raising flour
5oz muscovado sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 carrot
1 banana
2 large eggs
150ml sunflower oil
2oz walnut halves

For the topping
2oz butter
4oz icing sugar
6oz soft cheese
Walnut halves to decorate

To make...
Sift the flour, sugar and baking powder into a large mixing bowl
Grate the carrot into the bowl and mix throughly
Mash the banana and beat into the mixture
Beat the eggs and add to the bowl along with sunflower oil, mix together really well until smooth
Break up the walnut halves into the bowl and stir well
Turn into a greased 20cm cake tin and level the surface
Pre-heat the oven to 180oc
Bake for 55 mins
Leave to cool, meanwhile make the topping

Warm the butter in a microwave for 30seconds until half melted
Sift in the icing sugar and add the soft cheese, mix together until smooth
Leave in the fridge to chill for 15 mins
Once cooled spread over the cake and decorate with walnut halves

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