Baking with Herman: take 6 – Carrot, Orange, Cinnamon and Raisin, Apple, Cinnamon and Oat, and Apple, Rosemary and Orange

Ok, we’re full on mixing it up now!

Herman bake day again, so I decided to opt for a fairly traditional Carrot cake with Cream Cheese frosting, then experimented a bit using Apple as the base ingredient.

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Carrot, Cinnamon and Raisin Herman Recipe

Ingredients

1 portion Herman
160ml sunflower oil
250g sugar
350g self raising flour
1tsp salt
2 eggs
150g carrot, grated
50g raisins
2tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Prepare the tin (be it large, small, or cupcake/muffin sized!)

Add all the ingredients together and mix well.

Bake for 30 to an hour (dependent on tin size)

Remove and leave to cool, then remove from the tin onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Next I made some Orange Cream Cheese icing – taken from Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery by Martha Swift and Lisa Thomas

Add 175g cream cheese, 450g icing sugar, 125g unsalted butter, and the grated zest of 1 orange to a bowl and mix to combine until the icing is smooth and pale.

Also we had a bit of an icing carrot making session:

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…and used the icing on the tops of the cakes, finishing off with a carrot!

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Apple, Rosemary and Orange Herman Recipe

Ingredients

1 portion Herman
160ml sunflower oil
250g sugar
350g self raising flour
1tsp salt
2 eggs
200g apple, peeled and diced
1tsp dried rosemary
1 orange, zest and juice

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Prepare the tin (be it large, small, or cupcake/muffin sized!)

Add all the ingredients together and mix well.

Bake for 30 to an hour (dependent on tin size)

Remove and leave to cool, then remove from the tin onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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Next, I made a simple orange juice icing, just juice and icing sugar and drizzled it over the cake, finishing off with a sprinkle of some more dried rosemary.

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Apple, Oat and Cinnamon Herman Recipe

Ingredients

1 portion Herman
160ml sunflower oil
250g sugar
250g self raising flour
1tsp salt
2 eggs
100g oats
200g apple, diced
2tsp ground cinnamon

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Prepare the tin (be it large, small, or cupcake/muffin sized!)

Add all the ingredients together and mix well.

Bake for 30 to an hour (dependent on tin size)

Remove and leave to cool, then remove from the tin onto a wire rack to cool completely.

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I couldn’t think of anything to top this off with…. Answers on a postcard….

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