Bake soft, moist and dense ‘Carrot Cake’

carrot-cake-3Look how beautiful! Those white clouds on surface are from powdered sugar sprinkle

Following the red/orange trail of carrots, I also made a carrot cake. Carrot cake Universally approved needs no introduction. As an amateur baker I always look for distinguishing properties of any cake, what make a carrot cake the best in lot; soft, moist, dense and natural sweetness of carrots. Let’s bake a easy and filling carrot cake(before winter is gone). This recipe of from Nita Mehta’s book Cakes & Cookies, there are slight variations from the original recipe.

carrot-cake-4Those tiny black things are cinnamon, lack of fine powder(Need a new grinder!!!)

Ingredients

  1. Finely grated carrot – 1 and 1/2 cup
  2. Egg – 2
  3. All purpose flour – 1 cup
  4. Baking powder – 1 tsp
  5. Baking soda – 1 tsp
  6. Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup
  7. Vegetable oil – 1/2 cup
  8. Powdered cinnamon – 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Preheat oven at 160°C, grease(flour and butter) 9 inch round baking pan
  2. In one bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon powder
  3. In another medium size bowl beat eggs and powdered sugar until pale yellow and frothy
  4. Gradually add oil in egg and sugar mixture, while beating continuously, keep the mixture aside
  5. Add carrot to flour mix from step 1, like coating carrots with flour
  6. Finally add carrot-flour mixture to egg-sugar-oil mixture, mix with wooden spoon or whisk
  7. Pour cake mixture into baking pan and bake for 50-55 minutes in preheated oven. Check by inserting a toothpick in center of cake, if cake is done it should come out clean

carrot-cake-1After toothpick test, right out of oven

Wouldn’t you agree Carrot Cake is best tea-time cake?

Zaina

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2 thoughts on “Bake soft, moist and dense ‘Carrot Cake’

  1. Hm… only if it is spread with brown-sugar laced cream cheese, hehe! ^_^ I can’t have *too* healthy a cake, now, can I? 😉 I love the addition of cinnamon – if it were possible to just eat spoonfuls of cinnamon, I’d do it. Cinnamon, cardamom, cloves… ❤

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