Pinchof mixed spice(or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves)
Optional: 1 teaspoon dried fruit(raisins or chopped dried mango or pineapple)
Optional: 1 teaspoon finely chopped nuts(chopped walnuts or desiccated coconut)
4tablespoonsself-raising flour/4 tablespoons plain flour + ¼ teaspoon baking powder(or sub 4 tablespoons rice flour + ¼ teaspoon baking powder if gluten-free or your favourite gluten-free flour blend + ¼ teaspoon baking powder)
Mix together the coconut oil, milk, maple syrup, grated carrot and mixed spice (and dried fruit and nuts if using) in a mug/small bowl
Add the flour and mix well until it has the consistency of cake batter - add a splash more milk if it's looking too dry
Microwave for 1 minute, or until the cake has risen and cooked through - test with a skewer or fork and make sure it comes out clean. Microwave in 10-second bursts until you get your desired result
You can also make this in the oven instead of the microwave. Just bake at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for around 15 minutes, or until risen and an inserted skewer or fork comes out clean.