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Carrot Cake

A wonderfully moist Carrot Cake that is sure to become a favourite.

1/2 a cup of Oil
1/2 a cup of Brown Sugar
3 Eggs
1 cup of Self Raising Flour
1/2 a cup of Plain Flour
1 teaspoon of Soda Bicarb
2 teaspoons of ground Cinnamon
2 medium Carrots grated
1/2 a cup of chopped Pecans
1 cup of Sultanas

Simmering time on the stove top: 30 to 40 minutes.

Thermal cooking time: 5 hours minimum

1. Beat the Eggs and add the Sugar and Oil and continue beating until very frothy.
2. Sift together the Flours, Soda bicarb and Cinnamon.
3. Add the Egg mixture to the Flour and then stir in the grated Carrot, Pecans and Sultanas
4. Put the mixture into a 16cm cake tin that has been lined with baking paper and cover with a round of baking paper.
5. Cover the cake tin with a suitable lid or a trimmed sheet of Alfoil and press this down the sides firmly to hold.
6. Pour enough hot water into the inner pot so that it would come halfway up the side of the cake tin.
7. Place a trivet or metal pastry ring in the base of the inner pot and rest the cake tin on it.
8. NOTE: if using the 3 litre inner pot the cake tin can sit on a folded pad of Alfoil
9. Bring the water to the boil, close the lid and turn down the heat to simmer gently for 30 minutes.
10. Turn off the heat and place the inner pot into the outer insulated container for a minimum of 5 hours.
NOTE: As cakes do not dry out you can cook these in the evening and leave them all night.