Mar 24, 2010

Carrot Raisin Cake

I was wondering what to do with carrots lying in my fridge for some days now. And then i came across idea of preparing Carrot raisin cake. Ashu has been asking me for cake since quite a few days and i thought what a perfect combination, use of my carrots and fulfilling his wish. hehehe

Let's collect Ingredients :
1 cup of all-purpose flour
1 cup of whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of white sugar, add more if you like it sweeter
1/2 cup of brown sugar
3/4 Cup Vegetable oil (I used 1/2 cup melted butter )
4 Eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon. ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon. ground ginger
2 Cups Carrots, peeled and grated
1 Cup chopped walnuts/cashew
1/2 cup raisins
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Let's start baking:
1. Pre-heat oven at 350F.
2. Combine all the dry ingredients except sugar, in a medium bowl; set aside.
3. Beat eggs, combine sugars, vegetable oil, vanilla extract,in a large bowl; stir until all ingredients are well blended.
4. Add this to the flour mixture, along with carrots,walnuts,and raisins blend it well.
5. Grease and flour cake pan (8 or 9 inch). Pour this batter and bake it for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
6. Let the cake pan cool for 10 minutes; invert it on wire racks.

It can be served warm or cold, as you prefer. You can find egg-less version at A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine.

I love it with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.


Jagruti said...

Perfectly baked cake...yummy with a cuppa!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Awesome wedge of cake. Carrot and raisin combo is usually common with Halwa..this looks exotic!

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! nice cake..

Priya said...

Carrots and raisin cake looks soft, prefect and moist..awesome combination..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Lopa, the cake has come out have used almost all the ingredients the same, I did with mine, few days back, except made it with eggs, added APF..dear you forgot to add raisins in your ingredients list..Glad that you are liking our recipe's and tried it in your egg-version.

Kiran said...

Dear Lopa,
I love carrot cake and this one looks very nice and easy to make.
I would like to share an award with you,please come and collect it from my blog.

dhara said...

Cake is looking yummy lopa!

Deepa said...

hey the cake looks so perfect and moist..too good.

asha said...

Wow, nice picture, must've tasted good too. My friend once told me a cake recipe with carrots, orange juice and honey. I could'nt recollect that. Now will try this.

Siddhi S said...

wow nice cake lopa...i vl try it surely as i am fan of carrot cake...hey by d way u had asked me for ministorm soup right?...indianized version of it...i have it...i vl post it soon ok

Sarah Naveen said...

Cake looks so soft and spongy...Yummy yumm
First time here..cute space

Smitha said...

Perfect piece of cake me some...:)

Pari said...

Hi Lopa, what a good way to consume the carrots, the cakes has turned out so well.

sm said...

tasty cake
like the hakka noodles also

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