- 175g light muscovado sugar
- 175ml sunflower oil
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- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 140g grated carrot (about 3 medium)
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- 100g raisins
- grated zest of 1 large orange
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- 175g self-raising flour
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
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- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp grated nutmeg (freshly grated will give you the best flavour)
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For the frosting
- 175g icing sugar
- 1½-2 tbsp orange juice
Heat the oven to 180C/fan160C/gas 4. Oil and line the base and sides of an 18cm square cake tin with baking parchment.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices into the bowl. Mix everything together, the mixture will be soft and almost runny.
Pour the mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 40-45 minutes or until it feels firm and springy when you press it in the centre. Cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn it out, peel off the paper and cool on a wire rack. (You can freeze the cake at this point if you want to serve it at a later date.)
Beat the frosting ingredients in a small bowl until smooth – you want the icing about as runny as single cream. Put the cake on a serving plate and boldly drizzle the icing back and forth in diagonal lines over the top, letting it drip down the sides.