Anna: Phew. This went much better than the Cake of DOOM. Apart from you forgetting half the ingredients.
Kirstin: I thought I HAD bought them!
Tom: So you didn’t forget them — you forgot that you hadn’t bought them.
Anna: This is a perfect Sunday afternoon cake. It’s fruity, it’s like a tea-time cake. It’s not a dessert cake. And it’s got at least two of your five-a-day in it.
Kirstin: It’s my first carrot cake!
Tom: I liked the raisins. Are they usually in carrot cakes?
Kirstin: They were supposed to be sultanas.
Anna: I thought they worked. They were darker and chewier than sultanas would have been. Perhaps because the cake was slightly burned.
Kirstin: We have at least figured out my oven now.
Anna: I think it would work very well with chopped dates in it, in place of the raisins.
Kirstin: So do you think Peter might like some of this cake then? On his sick bed? With his chicken noodle soup?
Anna: Yes, I think I will take him some home. I’ll eat it if he can’t!