Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake Pic: Priya Q

 

Starting the first blog of 2012 on a sweet note… Oh well, I need not say anything about this cake except warn you – it is so damn yummy that you might finish it in one sitting especially if your friends and family is around.. Very simple and easy Carrot cake recipe just for you :))

To get the best result, it is highly advisable to use baking measurements – cups, spoons, scale etc

 

Refined Flour (Maida) – 2 cups
Castor Sugar – 2 cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Cinnamon powder – 1 tbsp
Grated carrots – 3 cups
Eggs – 4 nos
Oil – 1 cup

 

  1. Prepare the tin for baking (grease and flour method OR grease-butter paper-grease method). Keep aside
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl
  3. Add carrots and oil and mix well with hands or a spatula
  4. Add eggs and blend it using an electric mixer. Start at a low speed and when blended, turn to high speed for about 2 minutes
  5. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree C for 10 minutes
  6. Tip in the cake dough into the prepared tin
  7. Bake it for about 1 hour at 180 degree C
  8. Remove on a wire rack and let it cool
  9. Once cool, dust with icing sugar
  10. Serve

 

*I use the grease-butter paper-grease method for cake tin
** If after 45 minutes you feel the cake is way away from done. Then increase the temperature to 200 degree C for the last 15 minutes. All ovens vary so use your judgment 🙂

*** add 1/2 to 3/4 cups of chopped walnuts and you have Walnut Carrot Cake 🙂

 

wishing you all  a sweet and delicious New year! Binge on! 🙂

Priya

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