Carrot Cake Squares
250g unsalted butter
375g caster sugar
1tsp mixed spice
grated rind of 2 oranges
450g carrots, finely grated
2tsp bicarbonate of soda
125g plain flour
125g self raising wholemeal flour
Juice of 1 orange
150g chopped almonds
1tbsp vanilla extract
2tbsp sultanas (optional)
For the icing
225g cream cheese
65g unsalted butter
400g icing sugar
1tsp vanilla extract
Pre-heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4
Grease a 10" square cake tin
Beat the butter, sugar and orange rind until they are light and fluffy.
Slowly add the eggs, beating well between each addition
Fold in the carrot and nuts
Add the vanilla and orange juice
Sift the flours, soda, spice and salt together, then fold into the mixture
Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 45-60 minutes
To make the icing
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