Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Carrot Cake

I wanted to make a good eggless moist carrot cake for a long time. Shrini's friends were coming home for dinner and thought it would be perfect to have carrot cake for dessert. And its sure did taste well 'cos the plate was empty at the end ;)


Makes 1 - 9" cake pan
Ingredients Required:
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Vegetable Oil - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Curd/yogurt - 1/4 cup
White Sugar - 2/3 cup +1 tblsp
Vanilla Extract - 1 tsp
Almond Extract - 1 tsp
Grated baby carrot - 1 cup
Baking Soda - 1 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Cinnamon Powder - 1 tsp
Almonds/Pecans - 1/2 cup (optional)

How to make?
In a bowl, take the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and mix them well.
In another bowl, take the oil, milk, sugar and curd. Give a good mix with a whisk so the sugar dissolves and all the wet ingredients are blended well.
Add the vanilla and almond extract and give another mix.
Add the flour mixture to the wet mix and give a nice mix with a whisk.
Finally fold in the grated carrots, and the chopped nuts.
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour a cake pan (preferably 9 inch).
Pour the batter in the cake pan.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Poke a fork in the cake to see if the cake is done.
Cool for 10 min.
Remove the cake from the pan and cool for another 10 minutes.
Slice and serve with Vanilla Ice cream.



Tip:
I did not use the chopped nuts but it would bring more flavor to the cake.
The trick to a soft cake is that the wet ingredients (oil/butter, milk and curd) should equal the amount of flour you are using. Oil and curd would make the cake more dense so we are adding in milk for a lighter cake. You can modify this proportion based on your taste.
The sweetness was just correct in the above recipe, if you have a sweet tooth go ahead and add more sugar.


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7 comments:

  1. thank you for linking this delicious carrot cake looks lovely

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  2. Awesome recipe..thanks for sending the entry.

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  3. Harini, you don't believe..I am searching for this recipe yesterday but ended in vein. I am so happy to receive this awesome recipe directly to my inbox..Thank you very much dear for sending the entry...Love this super soft & moist cake..Bookmarked it!!

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  5. Perfect carrot cake.. loving this eggless version!

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  6. Hey Harini.. This cake looks super moist and wonderful..
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  7. I have just tried this recipe. it is really delicious. thanks for sharing. i have added whipping cream to the top with the shape of small carrots. thanks again

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