Date & Walnut Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Icing.
1/2 cup good quality cooking oil
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 cups flour
2t baking soda
1 1/2t mixed spice
2t vanilla essence
3 average size carrots (grated)
1/2 cup dates (chopped)
1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)
1T soft butter
1/2 cup cream cheese
1 cup icing sugar
Juice of 1 lime
Mix eggs, oil & brown sugar well.
Add the remaining dry ingredients & mix well.
Gently fold in grated carrots, chopped dates, milk & chopped walnuts.
Bake in a greased ring tin for 50 minutes or so at 180°C.
Beat the 4 icing ingredients together well until nice & creamy.
Ice the cake when it has cooled.
Garnish with edible flowers & chopped walnuts.