Carrot and Orange cake

I was feeling at a loose end this morning so decided to bake a cake. We had eggs, carrots and oranges, so what else to make but a carrot and orange cake?

Cake recipe:

150 grams ( 1 large carrot) grated

1 Orange segmented

combine the carrot and orange in the food processor, or a mixing bowl.

Add the following:

100g Flour – gluten free or regular

1 tsp baking powder

a generous amount of liquid honey – i just tipped it in from the jar

2 eggs beaten

Combine all the above and pour into a greased baking tin. Mine was round and 20cm diameter. Bake at 175 degrees centigrade for around 25 minutes and do the skewer test

leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes until it comes away from the side and then put on a rack to cool fully.

Now for the topping: Basically you can make your favourite coconut topping. I unfortunately was lacking most ingredients for a good topping, so made a simple orange and sugar glaze and sprinkled coconut flakes on top.

Orange glaze:

120g icing or powder sugar

the juice of an orange plus some zest

Whisk sugar with orange zest and orange juice in a small bowl until smooth.

Pour onto the cooled cake, and sprinkle with desiccated coconut if you have it. Now I did find that at this stage the glaze tended to pour off the cake so I had it on a dish with sides to contain the glaze. The coconut stopped it going too far.
Here is the finished cake
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And now for the taste test
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verdict.
Very moist and orangey. It is not really cake like, maybe because I left out any fat, but nice as a dessert.

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