Granddaughter Emily starts the birthday season on the 11th, her father and our oldest son, Matthew,has a birthday on the 19th and his oldest daughter Jessica is on the 24th
To celebrate the birthdays I made a cake because I knew they would be calling this afternoon. A carrot cake was requested by Brian.
Going back three months to the end of August and my birthday, I was delighted to receive a new Kenwood food processor to replace the very old Braun I had owned for about twenty five years. There was no cookery book with the processor, so I searched Amazon for a basic book. I came across one by the well known Mary Berry, which was highly recommended. It's out of print now, and a hardback copy will set you back £190! But there was a used paperback edition for sale at a very reasonable £3 odd, and I ordered it straight way. It arrived within a day or so, and I have to say, it is just what I wanted. Basic simple recipes.
The carrot cake recipe came from this book. It was a doddle to prepare in the processor, as was the topping.
The cake was huge success with everyone, and will certainly be one I will make again. Sorry no picture of the cake before it was cut, but you can see there is not much left.