My lovely bread machine, best friend for years, also has all those fancy functions like jam and cake. I’ve never tried making jam in it, mainly because I’m just not a sweet eater and wouldn’t really use it – I am a definite Vegemite Kid and the idea of eating sweet stuff for breakfast is, well, just plain full of wrongability, as the smegheads from the Dwarf would say!
I have, however enjoyed making this carrot cake recipe in my current bread machine (which is my second one as my first, beautiful, trusty Sanyo died 3 years ago after 15 years of faithful service and being used to death, literally).
I do have a great non-bread-machine carrot cake recipe, but really this is so easy to do that I haven’t made the other one for years. It is from the recipe leaflet that came with the machine, and works a treat.
I have a Sunbeam Quantum Smartbake – but I’m sure if you have a different machine the same or similar settings and quantities will work just fine. I transferred all my favourite old recipes from my old machine to the new one without a problem.
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 cups grated carrot
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup SR flour
1/2 cup plain flour
1 rounded tsp bi-carb soda
Place ingredients in bread machine in the order listed. Bake on the CAKE setting, with light crust and 750 gm loaf size chosen.
Ice as desired, or if you can’t be bothered making icing, sprinkle with icing sugar through a sieve.
I made this the evening before I wanted it for work, and it was still beautifully moist the next morning – and disappeared very quickly!