My husband is a fantastic Dad. He is a master at breaking all of my frivolous rules yet still manages to not seriously maim his standing as the firm parent. The nightly father son wrestle is a highlight of their day, even though the weight class is greatly disproportionate - there is never a bad time for a jump on the bed or a castle creation of clutter and blankets. There is always love to be dished out and never a "too busy for a hug" to be heard. This father deserves a day of his own, no dishes, no cleaning (probably not even himself), and only minimal cooking (come on! I cook all week!). He can count on a decent Surf and possibly a sleep in - a slice of Carrot Cake and a freshly brewed coffee will be waiting at his leisure.
*Someday's even a nap can wriggle it's way into the mix...generally I prefer it to be the other way around...
Throw together 4 eggs, 1/2 a cup apple sauce, 1/4 of a cup oil, 1/2 a cup of brown sugar, 1/2 a cup of white sugar, two teaspoon of vanilla, about two teaspoons or so of lemon zest and about three cups of grated carrots. Give it a mix up.
In another bowl, put together 1 and 3/4 of a cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 a teaspoon salt, 1 and a half teaspoons cinnamon and 1/2 a teaspoon nutmeg. Get this in the bowl with the wet stuff - good stir - and into a 175c oven she goes for 40 -45 min.
Once totally cooled add a lemon cream cheese blanket over the whole cake if you wish...I wished.
One block of cream cheese (about 1 cup) whisked together with 2 tablespoons of butter. Add in 3/4 of a cup icing sugar, about a tablespoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon lemon zest.