10 oz Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
6 oz soft light brown sugar
2 oz chopped walnuts
1 ripe banana, mashed
8 oz grated Carrots
6 oz Soya or Sunflower oil
3 oz Butter, softened
3 oz Cream Cheese
6 oz Icing Sugar
1/2 tsp Vanilla Essence
Grease and line two 8" sandwich tins Set oven to 350F, 180C, Gas 4
Sift Flour, Baking powder and Bicarb together and mix in the remaining ingredients; beat well.
I use a food processor with a fine grater attachment to grate the carrots and mash the banana. You can also use the food processor to beat the eggs into the carrot/banana mix.
Divide between tins. Bake for 30-40 minutes.
Icing: Beat ingredients together until fluffy; sandwich and ice cake. You can increase the icing ingredients to 4:4:8. Make sure the butter is soft otherwise you end up with small lumps of butter in the cheese/sugar mix.
As an experiment, last weekend I made up the mixture and filled 24 large cup cake cases (2" diameter) cooked for 15 to 18 minutes. The icing covered them all (no "filling"). Lovely!