You've got to try this slice - the carrot cake-like base topped with a crunchy coconut topping is sooooo good! The husband and kids have been begging me for more, but I've been a good girl and put the rest away for lunch boxes this week.
So yum, and the fact it has carrots in it makes it sort of healthy doesn't it?? *wink*
p.s. If you don't have muscovado sugar, brown sugar (or probably even white sugar) works just fine.
Coconut Carrot Slice
250g pack unsalted butter
300g light muscovado sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 large eggs
200g self-raising flour
50g desiccated coconut
200g grated carrots
2 tsp mixed spice
- For the topping:
85g desiccated coconut
25g light muscovado sugar
25g butter , melted
and line a tray or small roasting tin, about 20 x 30cm. Heat oven to
180°C. Gently melt the butter in a large saucepan, cool for 5
mins, add the sugar, vanilla and eggs, then beat until smooth with a wooden
spoon. Stir in the flour, coconut and ¼ tsp salt. Stir the carrot and mixed
spice into the mix. Bake for 30 mins.
evenly mix 85g more coconut with 25g light muscovado sugar and 25g melted
butter. Smooth this over the cake, then bake for 10 mins more until golden and
a skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool, then cut into squares.
Our boy started drum lessons this last week and loves it! p.s. I reckon he's super cute too.
In other news: Being avid Android supporters, we were rather suspicious when we found Apple stickers all over our car this week...
After a bit of a break from my #mileaday commitment, I've started to get back into the groove. It feels so good to get fit again (although it doesn't feel great waking up at 6am to do it). I've had quite a few questions about whether I run or walk? How far I go? Have I lost weight? etc.
Just for those people - I run on a treadmill for 20 minutes most mornings (around 3.2km), I feel like I'm dying while doing it and yes I've lost weight (around 9-10kgs) but only after I started watching what I ate as well as exercising. So there - hopefully that takes care of all of those curious questions. The NOOM app has been one of the major helpers - and it's now even available for the iphone, so check it out! I'd highly recommend it.
I still love cake and chocolate though.
Yummy stuff has been consumed this week...
Knitting lessons have begun (mainly because I, a lefty crocheter, can't be bothered teaching my right handed girl how to crochet).
We recently met our little great nephew Asher - we think he is adorable, but I'm not so sure what he thinks of us...
So there's a little snapshot into the crazy life of the Drakes - I'm off to rest my brain and crochet while I'm at it!