Well, this is one of mine, Cycle Cat
Low GI Carrot and Pineapple Cake - based on Antony Worral-Thompson's recipe
450g wholemeal self-raising flour
2 tsps baking powder
a mix of spices eg - cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, mixed spice ..... choose about 3 and use approx 1/2 tsp of each
110 g dark muscovado suger
125ml olive oil
2 eggs lightly beaten
350g grated carrot
50g walnut pieces
250g crushed pineapple in natural juice
Preheat oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.
Line a 23cm/9" spring-release tin with baking parchment - I don't grease as well, but you can if you wish.
Mix all dry ingredients, then add the rest. The mixture will be quite stiff and you may need to go in with your hands.
Transfer to tin.
Bake for one hour. I turn the tin around after 30 minutes as my oven is particularly hot at the back.
<stuff about waiting to cool before turning out and then waiting some more!! >
This is a very forgiving recipe. I have made it with plain (wholemeal/granary/malthouse flour and upped the raising agent. With no coconut but with extra nuts/raisins. Different sugar. Different nuts.
I think that this is the cake equivalent of porridge and bananas!
I have a very sweet tooth, and I don't like to feel deprived, but don't like to eat too much junk - for all sorts of reasons - and this is one of the cakes which fits the bill.
The first time I made this cake I was shocked to feel how heavy it felt in the tin; I held an impromptu 'Guess the weight of the cake' competition amongst my guests!!
One last thing ...most children don't like it, which in my book, is a very good reason to bake a cake!! At least, my husband and I know that we'll get some!
Here is the thread, ripe for revival during this cold weather:
http://forum.ctc.org.uk/viewtopic.php?t ... ht=recipes