Carrot , courgette & orange cake
250g butter, softened
200g caster sugar
250g self-raising flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
zest 2 oranges
1tsp mixed spice
100g carrots, grated
100g courgetted a type of zucchini , grated
for the icing,
zest 1 orange, plus 2-3 tbsp juice
140g icing sugar
Method: 1- Heat oven to 180c, 160c fan/ gas 4. grease and line the bases of 2 * 20cm round cake tins with baking parchment. beat the butter , sugar, eggs, flour, bicarb, zest and the mixed spice together, then stir in the carrot and courgette. divide the mixture between the tins and bake for 20-25 mins or until a skewer inserted in comes out clean. cool.
2: to make the topping , mix enough of the orange juice into the icing sugar to give a thick, but drizzly icing. drizzle over the cakes, then scatter with the zest and leave to set.