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Boiled Carrot Cake


2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
2 cups finely grated carrot
1 stick butter
1 cup sultanas (optional)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)


1. Grease a loaf pan. Combine water, confectioner's sugar, carrot, butter, sultanas and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to the boil and then simmer, uncovered, for 8 minutes. Cool.

2. Transfer mixture to large mixing bowl, stir in combined flour and baking powder, and nuts. Spread mixture into prepared loaf pan.

3. Bake in a moderate oven 350F for about 1 1/2 hours, or until cooked when tested with skewer.

4. Stand for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cake rack to cool.

5. Can be iced with vanilla frosting and decorated with grated carrot if desired.

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