What‘s best then baking a cake on a Spring rainy Sunday? I made a carrot cake with no icing (just to lighten up on the calories!!)
This is a simple recipe that I hope will soon become a favorite, enjoy!
What you need
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (I do not like cinnamon therefore I did not use it) Pinch ground nutmeg 1 pinch salt 4 large eggs 1-1/3 cups peanut oil (I used soy oil) 3 cups shredded carrots (about 6 medium)
1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup raisins (optional)(Instead I’ve add half cup of almonds)
Before you start : Preheat oven to 180°. Butter a round cake pan.
Lets Make It! In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. In a large bowl,whisk the eggs lightly to combine, and then whisk in the oil. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir to combine. Stir in the carrots and pecans, and the raisins/almonds, if using. Pour the batter in the pan. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean. Cool in pans on rack for 5 minutes (I normally open the oven and leave the cake inside to cool down.
I was reading this post from my friend
Cat on her blog and I love the list of things that makes her happy.
And I thought it would have been
lovely, a few days after the World Happy Day last week, to talk about
Therefore, I decided to make a list
myself of things that makes me happy (not in any particular order).
Listening to husband snoring at night
Chocolate, any kind, any time, anywhere
Spring blooming Looking at my diamond wedding ring Teasing kids Being successful in removing stains
from favourite clothes Looking at my home after tidying up Receiving unexpected messages on
whatsapp and wechat A good laugh with my brother Find a ladybug on my shoulder
Sipping tea (any kind of tea, I am just
a tea lover) Looking at the sky and its fantastic
colours The smell of fresh bread Kissing mum Dancing Washing dishes (it’s not a typing
mistake! My dishwasher is a saucepans storage) Receiving compliments Carrot cakes
Wearingred lipstick Swim in the sea (better if naked) My tattoo-free skin Zumba, zumba, and more zumba Stolen kisses Eating biscuits with no-limit Sewing (by hand as well as with sewing
machine) Kisses from my husband soft lips Wearing perfume Listening to‘Swan
Lake’ by Tchaikoswki for the millionth time
How do you feel about coloured shoes? I tend to wear coloured footwear mostly in Spring/Summer, and they are mainly sandals. But I have to admit a splash of colour can add a fantastic touch to any (darker and Winter) outfit. I should be more adventurous with shades! What do you think?