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I made a carrot cake and a podcast about running today but I didn’t run. I still have my cold and I figured that if I couldn’t run then I might as well eat! Also, my work colleagues were moaning that I didn’t take in any of the chocolate cake. If they’re lucky, I might take some carrot cake in tomorrow.
I had similar timing problems to when I made the chocolate cake (maybe because it was from the same set of recipes in the Times newspaper). It ended up being in the oven for twice as long as the recipe suggested. Is it my oven? Is it just that the person who wrote the recipe has a very hot oven? Well, as always, it’s whether it tastes OK that really matters and it tastes pretty good although my icing is rather sloppy for some reason – maybe it will set by the morning.
The podcast was made in response to an amusing YouTube video that one of my Facebook friends posted Click here to view it The title probably tells it all “First Person to Run a Marathon Without Talking About It” and it’s really about the fact that pretty much everybody who runs a marathon feels the need to share every detail of their training and the race on social media. Is anybody really interested in any of that stuff? Well, Peter and I discuss this in this week’s podcast Click here to listen to it
If you’re interested in the carrot cake (Peter also confirms that it is entirely edible) then here’s the recipe, the last instruction being the most important:
For the icing: