I'm struggling with an old fashioned carrot cake recipe my dad use to make for us when we were younger (20 years ago). We recently rediscovered the recipe but have been unable to succesfully bake it. Between 3 of us we have tried it 15-20 times but each time the cake collapses when taken out of the oven, and/or is just raw and goo-y in the bottom half.
We have tried baking it for longer (almost twice the time), covering it in foil and changing the size of the tin but have met with no success.
Any ideas or advice would be greatfully recieved!
The recipe is as follows:
1/2 lb (225g) plain wheatmeal or wholewheat flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
4 oz (110g) butter
4 oz (110g) honey
4 oz (110g) sugar
1/2 lb (225g) grated carrots
Pre-heat oven at 170C. Mix flour, spices and baking powder together. Melt the butter, honey and sugar in a saucepan, and stir in this mixture into the flour, combining all ingredients together. Next Stir in the grated carrots. Put mixture into a 1lb (450g) loaf tin and bake for 60-80 minutes, until firm to the touch and skewer through the centre comes out clean. Leave cake in tin for 10minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack.
Thank you in advance for any help!