I’ve been wanting to make a carrot cake for a little while now and I wanted to give it a bit of a twist, something to make it stand out from the crowd. Well I have done just that! Adding Gogi Berries to it has given it a lift and a flash of colour, I love it!
I’ve used Gogi berries before and was looking for other recipes I could adapt so that I could make even more use of this yummy fruit.
Carrot and Gogi Berry Loaf Cake
Add a twist of something special to this lovely Carrot cake with these super cool Gogi Berries
Dark brown sugar
Bicarbonate of Soda
Grate the carrots (these will be part of your wet ingredients)
Mix all of the dry ingredients together apart from the Gogi Berries in one bowl then set aside.
In a food mixer put all of the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Combine together and add the Gogi Berries.
Pour into a medium loaf tin
Bake for 35 mins on 170oc
This is great to use up some of those extra ingredients you might have around the store cupboard. Another easy recipe which big results is my Cheese Scones which are super quick. If you fancy a sweet treat try my Ultimate Chocolate Brownies!
If you want to rehydrate dried Gogi berries then pop them in a bowl or cup, pour over boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. Drain well and then they are plump and juicy, ready to use.
Christmas – come on then we are here!
We’ve been waiting 12 whole months for you to re-appear
To shower us with festive cheer
To bring those from afar to near.
So how about it dear old Christmas
Can you make us all get on
Make the little ones giggle with the fun
I bet you can you bearded one.
Thank you christmas for visiting us
For giving reason for all this fuss
It brings us close for it’s you we discuss
Whether you come by sleigh, star or bus.
Thank you Christmas for making me think
To appreciate my loves with a wink
You really are more than just a day
You’re a hug, a boost and to you I say Hooray!
If you like christmas, pop along to my christmas message and see what I think too!
Thank you so much for all of your support this year. It really has been brilliant. This is the second year of the blog and it has gone from strength to strength. That only happened because of you and others reading and participating in the conversations here. I couldn’t have kept it going if it hadn’t been for such great feedback, it means so much and gives me the motivation to throw everything at it and taking it even further!
I’d like to take the time to share some of my favourite posts with you;
Pre Empty Nest Syndrome? Is this what I have?
Fun and Fabulous Food in Alcudia
10 Quiz Questions You Need To Know
5 Tips to help the school run go smoother!
Free Pallet Patio Garden
Seriously Tasty Cheese Scone Recipe
I could go on and on but these are some of my top ones. I never thought that I would be writing about my life, family and travel and sharing it with so many people. Thank you for reading and giving me the chance to do this. I really hope that my boys will read some of the blog when they are older and be proud of their mum. Who knows what the style and media blogs will be written in when they are grown men!
For now, enjoy this festive period, eat, drink and be merry my lovelies and well done to you all!