The weekend has been and gone so quickly. On the weekends I visit my mum and this weekend she was taking me over to meet a neighbour of hers who used to be a baker.
I said I wanted to make a cake to take over as a nice gesture and a thank you for giving me some baking magazines and books.
I asked my mum what kind of cake she was would like me to make. She said a carrot cake then said do a carrot traybake.
I like doing traybakes because they can be so versatile and you can do anything to them. I decided to something a bit quirky with this traybake.
I decided to do a carrot garden on the top of the carrot traybake. I made some carrots out of fondant icing which I then placed in the cake to make it look like they were growing out the top.
I wanted to make the cream cheese frosting look like grass, but it did not work well at all. It did not matter to much because my mums neighbour totally got it.
This traybake was a total hit and I really enjoyed making it as my boyfriend helped me make it and I love baking with him.
- 225 g self-raising flour
- 100 g carrots
- 2 bananas mashed
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsps baking powder
- 150 g light muscovado sugar
- 150 ml oil
- 200 g cream cheese
- 75 g icing sugar
- 50 g butter
- Pre-heat oven on gas mark 4 then grease and line a 30 x 20cm rectangular tray.
- Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix them together until fully incorporated. Add the mixture to tray and tap the tin lightly on the side to level the mixture.
- Put in the oven for 50 minutes but keep checking on it. Once cooked all the way through, remove from the oven and leave in the tins for 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, turn out on to a cooking rack and leave to cool completely.
- Once the cake is cooled, mix the butter, cream cheese and icing sugar together until incorporated. Then spread the mixture on top of the traybake.