Dotty Spotty Carrot CakeFrom Sainsbury's
A deliciously moist cake with a sweet soft cheese icing.
Preparation time: 10 Minutes
Cooking time: 75 Minutes
250g self raising flour, sieved
2 teaspoons baking powder
150g soft brown sugar
100g mixed dried fruit
200g carrots, peeled and grated
2 small bananas, mashed
150ml sunflower oil
2 medium size eggs, beaten
½ x 200g tub cream cheese
100g icing sugar, sieved
1 tube of Smarties or mini eggs
Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4.
Cut a circle of greaseproof paper to fit in the base of a 20cm loose based cake tin, then lightly grease the base and sides.
Mix together the flour, baking powder and soft brown sugar in a large bowl.
Add the dried fruit, grated carrot and bananas to the mixture.
Beat the oil into the eggs and pour into the bowl. Combine with a wooden spoon.
Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 1 - 1¼ hours.
Insert a metal skewer into the cake, if it comes out clean, then the cake is cooked. Cool on a wire rack.
Beat the soft cheese and icing sugar together.
When the cake is cold spread the icing over the top and decorate with Smarties.