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Old 01-04-2006, 09:35 AM   #1
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Carrot cake with a twist

Banana carrot cake. This recipe makes a change from a plain carrot cake!

3 medium eggs
175g soft brown sugar
175g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
175ml sunflower oil
175g walnut pieces
2 ripe, medium bananas mashed
175g grated carrot

Icing
75g butter, softened
75g cream cheese
150g icing sugar, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
Chopped walnuts, to decorate

Preheat the oven to 170C, gas mark 3. Grease a 20cm-diameter cake tin with removable base.
Beat the eggs and the sugar together until thick. Sift in the flour, baking powder, salt and bicarbonate of soda. Mix well then add the oil and walnuts, then the banana and carrot.
Pour into the tin. Bake for 1 hours or until a skewer comes out clean. Cover with kitchen foil, if it begins to brown too much. Cool on a rack.
For the icing, beat the butter and cheese together, then add the sugar and vanilla. Spread on the cold cake. Finish with walnuts.

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Old 01-04-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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What a great idea! I bet it's wonderfully moist!
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ooooh i bet this is good stuff !
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Great looking recipe Ishbel, I really like it because it calls for ingredients that I almost always have on hand (especially the bananas and carrots). Many thanks for sharing this tasty sweet treat with us
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Old 01-04-2006, 11:22 AM   #5
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That sounds so delicious! Thank you so very much for posting! Like PA said, it sounds very moist!
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