Today is Sue's last day at work with us. To send her on her way, I made her a going away cake. I had wanted to make the Carrot and Cardamom Cake from The New Nordic cookbook for a while (recipe online here), so this was a good opportunity to get around to it.
The cake smelled amazing while it was baking. All of the spice smells wafted through the house, creating the most enticing aroma. It was all I could do not to just dive in!
I made this on a weeknight so the decorations are simple - Queen chocolate writing icing (which seems to work much better in the warmer weather when it isn't gummed up in the tube) and whole walnuts.
I was pretty happy with the result, especially as it was not a night that I wanted to be baking.
Here's a peek inside the cake (the last few slices!):
Wishing Sue all the very best in her new adventures!