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Time for a Cuppa!

The crazy season has started. The Melbourne Cup is Tuesday and Christmas is just 8 weeks away! Time and patience (and money) will start becoming scarce as we try to cram everything into 54 days.

Take a deep breath and remember it’s the time for ‘Good Cheer’ and positive thoughts!  No time for meditation and/or yoga?   Now’s the time to schedule that cup of tea and ‘catchup’ with a friend. And the great thing about friends is that catching up doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive!

Which brings us to: ‘What goes with that cup of tea’? We love packet cakes! They’re quick, easy and fabulous straight from the box. Or go for awesome and add your own touches.  And we have come up with a fabulous 'Carrot Chutney Cake' thats super easy.

We made one of our favourites and it literally uses what’s in the fridge. (There’s no need to buy anything extra.)

We started with Greens Vanilla Cake mix and added these extra ingredients:

1 Teaspoon        Vanilla extract

½ C                     grated Carrot (approx. ½ carrot)

¼ C                     Rainforest Lime & Mango Chutney

Pinch                  Mixed Spice (2 shakes)

 

Then we followed the instructions and baking directions.

The grated carrot added texture and a touch of ‘righteousness’ (It’s now a carrot cake)!   We only added ½ Cup and you can add more. The ¼ Cup of Chutney added just the right level of extra flavour and moistness and it’s all you need.

We ended up with a luscious, moist ‘carrot’ cake with a unique flavour that was perfect for afternoon tea. (And this cake mix even came with its own icing mix.)

 

It’s November - time to put up your feet, put on the kettle, catchup with friends and start writing your Christmas card list! 

Ho Ho Ho

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