Tomorrow it’s one of my colleague’s birthday. He will be 60 years old, although he doesn’t look or act like 60! He’s having a little shindig and as I have no idea what to buy him I decided to make it personal and make him a cake. This cake is one of my favourites and I’ve been making it for years, it’s called ‘Venetian carrot cake’ and it’s from the book ‘Kitchen’ by Nigella Lawson. The great thing about this cake is that it is naturally gluten free and dairy free, although Nigella does suggest you accompany a slice with a dollop of mascarpone cream, which is yummy! So Happy Birthday Dave, here’s looking at you kid!