This cake has everything you need to be stressfree – sugar (because we all need sweetness), eggs (protein), carrots for your eyes (and rich in trimethyl glycine), beetroot for your immune system, apple for…. your teacher, cranberries for your bladder, raisins for (actually I don’t know what raisins are good for), pecans for your brain power and cinnamon to balance your blood sugar:
3 cups grated carrots, beetroot and apple (in whatever proportions you desire, the more beetroot, the pinker the cake)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins and dried cranberries (in whatever proportions you desire too)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups flour (can make it whole wheat if you want to be extra healthy – I don’t)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2/3 cup chopped pecans
In a medium bowl combine grated stuff and brown sugar.
Add nuts and raisins and cranberries
Set aside while you prepare the other things.
Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
Prepare baking pan – I use a loaf tin.
In a large bowl, beat eggs until light.
Gradually beat in the white sugar, oil and vanilla.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, stir into the wet mixture until absorbed.
Finally stir in the fruit and nut mix that has been hanging out with the sugar.
Pour into the prepared baking pan.
Bake for about 50 minutes.