Hoorah! Cake! I hear you cry…..I’ve been missing baking and couldn’t resist these Maltesers Blondies by Jo Wheatley when I saw them in the March edition of Sainsbury’s Magazine. All but two were quickly dispatched to my housemates office and out of temptation. They were definitely better the day after baking as they became more chewy and can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days or frozen without the topping.
My carrot cake is quite legendary but I have to be honest…..I have barely strayed from the original recipe. There are some recipes that you find and they are so good you daren’t change them. I have tweaked this carrot cake from BBC Good Food as much as I dare for fear of detracting from its amazingness. I have also added a not too sweet cream cheese icing but you can stick to the original glace icing if you prefer, which also keeps the cake dairy free. I doubled the original recipe to fit a 20x30cm tray bake tin. Halve the following if you want to make an 8″ round cake and bake for 30-45 minutes. This cake keeps well in the fridge for up to 5 days and improves after a day or so if it lasts that long! Bring to room temperature before serving.