|My favourite carrot cake, as baked by EJ|
So, to paraphrase the above - you can expect a lot more blogging, recipes and tutorials to start appearing here while I get to work on the scary task of business start up - yippee!
My first bake of 2013 is my favourite cake of all time - carrot cake. Carrot cake is such a timeless classic and while I don't think you can (or should) ever describe cake as healthy, there is something undeniably wholesome about a slice of home made carrot cake. For me, carrot cake shouldn't be too sweet, it's best as the kind of cake that you can comfortably eat three slices of without feeling overwhelmed. I used my favourite carrot cake recipe, omitting walnuts and adding a teaspoon of ground ginger, using up some left over vanilla buttercream to ice. I used a square tin instead of my usual round one, for a lovely step by step of how to line round and square cake tins to achieve a professional result, see this tutorial.