Carrots are an amazing source of beta-carotene, so adding carrots to your meals regularly means that the cells of your eyes will be well guarded. Apart from using them to make delicious cakes, you can also include carrots when making salads and soups.
You will need: 3 eggs, 2 cups Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar, 1 cup Olivani Olive Oil Pure, 3 cups grated carrots, 2 1/4 cups Edmonds Standard Grade Flour, 1/2 cup Meadow Fresh Original Milk (warmed), 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp Edmonds Baking Soda, 1/2 cup walnuts. Cream Cheese Icing: 50g Tararua Butter, softened 1/2 cup cream cheese, 2 cups Chelsea Icing Sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 2-3 Tbsp Meadow Fresh Milk Method:
-Preheat oven to 160°C bake.
-Line a 23cm cake tin with baking paper and grease the sides and bottom.
-Beat eggs and Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar together. Add oil then all other ingredients - mix well. Pour into cake tin.
-Bake for 45 - 55 minutes, until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Stand in the tin for 20 mins then turn out and cool on a cake rack. Spread with cream cheese icing when cold. For the icing:
-Beat butter and cream cheese together. Add Chelsea Icing Sugar, vanilla and sufficient milk to make a light fluffy icing consistency. Spread over cake and decorate with chopped nuts if desired. ENJOY! For more information on your eye health, or to make an appointment contact the friendly team at Westgate Optometrists. Phone: 09 831 0202 Website: www.westopt.nz Facebook: www.facebook.com/westgateoptometrists.