hummingbird loaf cake
- 2 cups (300g) self raising (self-rising) flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 3 teaspoons mixed spice
- 1½ cups (260g) brown sugar
- 4 eggs, lightly beaten
- ⅔ cup (160ml) vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups (480g) grated carrot
- ⅔ cup (70g) walnuts, chopped
- ½ cup (120g) canned crushed pineapple, drained
- butter, to serve (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Place the flour, baking powder, mixed spice and sugar in a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the egg, oil, vanilla, carrot, walnuts and pineapple and mix to combine.
- Pour into a 10cm x 21cm (2-litre-capacity) lightly greased loaf tin lined with non-stick baking paper and bake for 45 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer.
- Allow to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Slice and spread with butter to serve. Serves 8–10.
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