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Cookery - Class 69 Carrot Cake Tray Bake

Line square tin size approx. 20cm/8" 160c Fan, Gas 4


200g carrots peeled and grated on fine side of grater                          Icing

200g Self Raising Flour                                                                               50g softened butter

 175g brown sugar                                                                                        75g icing sugar

1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda                                                                           200g soft cheese

2tsp cinnamon

Zest of 1 orange

2 eggs

150ml sunflower oil


Put grated carrot in bowl

Sift flour, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon and put on top of carrot

Then add orange zest and sugar and mix together.

Add eggs and oil and mix together well.

Scoop mixture into prepared tin and level top

Cook for 30 minutes. Test with skewer and if not cooked pop back into oven for 15 mins or until ready.


Mix butter and icing sugar together then stir in soft cheese until smooth. When cake is completely cool spread over the icing. Decorate if you wish  -

Cookery  Men Only - Class 75 Easy Boiled Fruit Cake

2lb Loaf tin, lined – 160c, Gas 4 Cooking time 45mins – 1 hr.

110g (4oz) Hard Margarine or Butter

225g (8oz) Mixed Fruit

170g (6oz) Brown Sugar

150ml Water

2 tsp Mixed Spice

1 tsp Bicarbonate Soda

2 tbls amaretto liquor (can be omitted)

225g (8oz) Self Raising Flour

1 pinch salt

2 eggs lightly beaten


 Put sugar, water, dried fruit and margarine in pan and bring to boil. Cook for 2 minutes stirring continuously. Leave to cool.

Mix Flour, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and eggs in a bowl.

Pour into the cooled boiled mixture and blend together.

Pour into prepared tin and smooth top.

Check after 45mins cooking, testing with skewer, pop back into for another 15mins if still moist. Leave in tin to cool.

Notes:This is nice sliced and spread with butter I cooked this for 1 hour and it was just right  p8

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