It is my boss Mark's birthday today. Happy birthday Mark!
Because Mark is out of the office today, we celebrated his birthday with him at our office yesterday by taking him to lunch, giving him a pressie, and by sharing some birthday cake. The birthday cake was made by moi. It was Carrot Cake from Allyson Gofton's Bake. The recipe is online here.
The cake turned out beautiful and golden inside and out. It is quite a sturdy cake, so is ideal for travelling (eg to a party or picnic). There are walnuts and no raisins in this version of carrot cake.
The only change I made was to the icing by mixing in around 4 cups of icing sugar, as I found that Allyson's icing tasted like licking a block of cream cheese, even with the honey and lemon juice.
I decorated my cake simply with walnut halves.
Happy birthday Mark!