|77th birthdays are a One Of A Kind occasion and deserves the very best.
Out came all the books and recipes. Compared everything and came up with A One Of A Kind Cake meant for very special people- read Gladys Elisha Alias Mummy/Ma/Nana . It had to please everyone and the result was a moist, sweet and very different Apple & Carrot Cake. Make it yourself and rate it for fun!
1 cup wheat flour; 1 tsp baking powder; 1/4 tsp baking soda; 1 tsp cinnamon powder; 125 gms cold butter; 75 gms almonds, powdered; 1 cup grated red apples; 1/2 cup grated carrots; 1/3 cup chopped raisins; grated zest of 1/2 an orange; 4 tbsp fresh orange juice; 2 large eggs.
For Topping: 50gms Almonds, powdered; 2 tbsp honey
Grease and line a 9 inch round pan. Preheat oven to 180 C. Sieve wheat flour and baking powder and soda together and place in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter till mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add the rest of the ingredients one by one and mix until well combined. Pour into cake pan and bake for forty minutes till done or until skewer inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool. Transfer to cake plate. Spread the honey evenly on top. Sprinkle almond powder all over evenly. Decorate with ribbons and other knick knacks. Insert Happy Birthday Wishes on Cake. Serve at the right moment and enjoy yourself.