Like Cake? Plas y Brenin's Top Secret Cake Recipes Revealed

PyB Carrot Cake
For over 50 years we've been bringing a smile to our visitors faces with our freshly baked cakes. Every day at 5pm our guests arrive back from their adventures to find fresh cakes and piping hot tea or coffee waiting for them.

Over the years Plas y Brenin's cakes have become legendary and seem to be a lasting memory that many share. Now you can make our cakes in the comfort of your own home as our chefs reveal the recipes that have been satisfying the hungriest of outdoor enthuisasts for decades. As the weeks go by we'll be adding more and more of our cake recipes to this page, so if your favourite isn't listed below come back in a few weeks and it may well be there.

John Preston' s recipe for: Carrot Cake

  • 9 fl oz Melted Margarine (slightly cooled)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 8 oz S.R. Flour
  • 8 oz Soft Brown Sugar
  • 5 oz Carrots (peeled and finely grated)
  • Half a Teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 5 oz Chopped Walnuts

For the Icing

  • 1.5 oz Butter
  • 6 oz Cream Cheese
  • 10.5 oz Icing Sugar

- Preheat oven to 180°C Grease 2 x 8 inch cake tins (for 12) or 3 large baking trays (for 108)
- Sift together the flour and spices.
- Finely grate the carrots. (I use a parmesan grater)
- Finely chop the walnuts (in a food processor works best)
- Whisk the sugar and eggs until thick and creamy.
- Pour in the cooled margarine.
- Fold in the remaining ingredients.
- Divide between your greased trays. Bake for 25 mins or until the cake springs back when pressed in the centre.
- Turn out onto a wire cooling tray and cool thoroughly.

For the icing mix all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

Use the icing to fill the cake and cover the top and sides, decorate with chopped walnuts and walnut halves.

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7 Feb, 2011
7 Feb, 2011
Margarine in cake? Its not the Fifties and butter costs a pound a lb. FAIL.
7 Feb, 2011
The proof is in the tasting Hardonicus. And I have sampled. PASS
7 Feb, 2011
But you were born in the Fifties eh Mick.
7 Feb, 2011
Is this why the measurements are all Imperial?
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