snows carrot cake


twas a dark and stormy day. there were severe weather warnings. it wasnt exactly harvey but also it may as well have been.


gale warnings were issued for the poor little mariners, marining about the place. i learned that its hard to capture wind in a still image. there may be some rich symbolism in that. so you’ll have to take my word for it. and in these times of gales, “earthquakes” and terror there are few things more reassuring to the disturbed mind than snows 3C recipe ebook. replete with its own index. i was going to make a pavlova-roulade but truly who can be bothered. so snarrot cake it was. i do not have permission to republish this but if stealing intellectual property and making it freely available is a crime then lock me up.



2 cups grated carrot (the living juices squeezed out of them. a thankless, hand-chilling task)

1 cup sugar

1 cup oil (i used sunflower)

3 eggs

vanill (not in original. why)

1 and 1/3 cups plain flour

1 and 1/3 tsp bi carb

1 and 1/3 tsp bak pow

1 and 1/2 tsp cidabod

1/2 cup walnuts

1/2 cup raisins (not in original)


icing ingreds. (i converted these from snow ounces. my pleasure)

115g cream cheese


30g butter

225g icing sug

walnuts for decoration if you are on the decorations committee



oven to 180 degs

grate the damn carrots. draining them of their juices

beat sugar and oil together. it looks, at this stage, quite revolting.

add eggs one at a time

add vanill if using.

fold in (sifted?) dry ingreds. (i didnt sift. but

fold in grated carrot and chopped walnuts

pour into greased tin and bake for 1 hour (snay says check after 40 mins)

to make icing

beat cream cheese a bit til soft

add butter, vanilla and sugar

wait til the cake is completely cool then ice


consume in moderation or all at once.




2 Responses to “snows carrot cake”

  1. 1 Joy September 8, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    Very happy to see your cake – it looks great. You have inspired me to try this again too! And I will include the vanilla…. Essence, Extract, whatever.

  2. 2 oj September 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    it’s been a long time (long time), shouldn’t have left you (left you, le, left you).

    please excuse mum, if she is my real mum. she’s so flippant when it comes to her vanilla additions and always has been. wouldn’t know an extract from a bean from a mug that changes color when you pour hot water in it.

    always wanted one of those shirts that changed color when you put your hand on it. paul jameson had one. but his dad had a drinking problem.

    you win some, you lose some.

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