Friday, May 21, 2010

carrot Cake

As you all know, this blog mainly concenterates on healthy wealthy, easy peasy recipes and there is no room for frosting cakes. So, googled and googled and finally landed on a recipe which hardly had any procedures for the novice baker like me. So what,I am  attempting to bake for the second time and I have learnt enough   after roasting the perfect chocolate cake at the very first time( please anybody once again announce an event for mishaps with a prize , no boundary limits though.. I have so many entries for that event waiting with  full of confidence to win the prize ) .  I just love baking ( hardly baked more than thrice ), but most of the cakes demand either a sack of butter or frosting which I definitely cant afford to. But this one is simple , quick and extremely healthy but u need to add eggs though.

Losing weight is easy but maintaining that is extremely difficult that too for a food lover like me. So balancing betwen your tongue and mind and brain in food is really tough . This cake is definitely one guilt free indulgence , it doesnt require frosting , it tastes so good by itself .



Recipe goes

Ingredients :

All Purpose Flour - 1 cup
Sugar - 3/4 cup ( I added 1 cup and I found it was very sweet for the carrot cake )
Eggs - 2 nos.
Cooking Oil - 1/2 cup ( I used sunflower refined oil )
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp.
Baking powder - 3/4 tsp.
Cinnamon powder - 3/4 tsp.
Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Carrot - 11/2 Cups.



Method :


  1. Sift flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder thrice and keep it aside.
  2. Beat eggs well and then add sugar gradually and beat until light . Now add oil and beat for another minute.
  3. Stir in the sifted flour and finally add carrot and stir until mixed properly.
  4. Grease a baking tin and bake at 180 C for about 30 mins.Please dont open and prick before even 15 mins as I did( I dint stop with one , pricked 3 -4 times in  5 mins only stopped pricking it when my cake goes down a bit) , then your cake will tend to go down  as it lets cool air circulates. Let it bake for about 20 mins then insert a tooth pick to see if it comes out clean . 
  5. Let in cool in tin for about 15 mins and then remove it from pan and cool it completely on wire rack. 
Cake was too good but not without any flaws . But for the second time it was quite good. 

Verdict : Cake was too good . But if it is for the kids, I would advise you to avoid those cinnamon and nutmeg powder only not to hear comments like masala cake . I understand now that most of the children dont like this masala taste in cakes. 

45 comments:

Chitra said...

I don't like the masala taste too. :-)
I will try it soon. Thank you for the recipe.

Suhaina said...

ur new template looks very nice. A fresh look.

Suhaina said...

It looks so moist and soft. Love it. Nice click too.I am drooling here.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Cake looks super moist and soft!

Thanks for ur lovely comment in my post :)

I am your 100th follower,is there any prize or something like that for being spl ;D

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

super yummy and moist cake with spices...

Sushma Mallya said...

cake looks so soft and spongy, and love carrot cake the most, i have tried it only once before...will try it again using your recipe

Priti said...

Cakes looks moist and delicious....

Priya said...

I love carrots in cake, scrumptious cake Pavi..oh no u dont like cinnamon powder, am an addict to that flavour..

Rach said...

Thanks for stopping by. Unga space supera irruku. I'm a veggie lover too, I binge on veg as well :)

Geetha Achal said...

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Same pinch Pavi ! I have made mango cake today. Your's is so different. Looks moist and spongy. Nice click dear

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Gita Jaishankar said...

Good one da...this carrot cake looks very moist and tasty :)

Sarah Naveen said...

So soft and spongy..loved it

Hari Chandana said...

looks too good dear.. nice clicks!!

Rajee said...

Delicious and moist cake Pavithra. I love carrot cake with all the wonderful spices.

shriya said...

Love carrot cake at any time. Yummy and looks very delectable.

Jay said...

Adpoly recipe Pavithra, looks very tempting...

Swathi said...

Pavi,

Carrot cake looks really moist and yummy.

Krishnaveni said...

delicious cake looks beautiful

Life is beautiful!!! said...

A fantastic cake from a novice baker. Pavi, hehe healthy (?) recipes...we shuld not lie like that esp when we post recipes like parotta soaked in kurma and all ( I am telling about me too :)). Etho nammala mudinchathu :)

Gulmohar said...

I love carrot cake too..In fact my daughter often asks me to make this one...:-) This looks soft n moist

Keerthi said...

Pavi,

Cake looks so yummy. I want to grab one piece and eat it. Will have to definitely try this one. Enjoy relishing the cake!!!

Kiran said...

This carrot cake looks very moist and delicious.

Cham said...

So spongy ur cake, being a foodie it is very hard to resist certain food :(

Fathima said...

I Love the masala taste in the cake... your cake looks delish!

Leena said...

Cake looks very moist and yummy...i love it...I often cook this cake...

Pavithra said...

The cake looks absolutely good with moist and fluffy texture pavi.. good job.. pass me some ..

SS blogs here said...

Hey Pavithra.. your cake looks amazing! My very first cake had been carrot cake! I love carrot cake.

I must say your writing is really funny.. the stuff about entry to mishaps contest, "masala" cake, opening and checking 3-4 times within 5 minutes really had me loat-poat with laughter! Thanks for a good laugh today! Cheers!

Aparna said...

Cake came perfect..:)

An Open Book said...

tell me about mishaps..i ahve too many to count.
Even i am thoroughly enjoying the baking bit and ofcourse eating it too..carrot cake is one of my fav as well..but sadly not my husbands which means i end up eating it all on my own...

Nisha said...

This sounds like a wonderful cake recipe

Uma said...

looks absolutely delicious. Perfectly baked. This is the first cake I tried when I started baking :)

Mriganayani said...

LOL at your roasting chocolate cake - remind me of my mishaps when I was learning to bake. I once filled a pan almost to the brim and baked it - indeed was a tasty mess to clean up! The carrot cake does look moist - and if its guilt free, what's more to ask!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

yummy cake looks delicious!!

Ammu said...

Pavithra, ur cake looks perfect & soft. Like to have a bite.

Mahi said...

wow...cake is awesome! i haven't got the courage to try the carrot cake yet..now i am sure, i can give it a try!

Second photo is tooo..good!:P :P

kshipra said...

perfectly baked, moist cake and glad to see that u didn't add butter.
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Aruna Manikandan said...

Cake looks perfect dear!!!!

SathyaSridhar said...

Carrot Cake came out very perfect dear. Me too like carrot cake with cream or ice cream tastes very good.

Jay said...

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Uma said...

havent baked a cake yet.. i plan n somehow keep postponing it.. thanks for sharing a healthy cake recipe!
I liked ur strong will to maintain a good diet. Keep it up!

divya said...

Hey im new to ur blog and wow what a lovely blog...its very attractive and i liked all the recipes a lot....thats so nice of you./....and this dish was so colorful and healthy ingredients too.....keep going...happy to follow u..
Di drop in sometime..

GayathriRaj said...

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shahana said...

it is ma fav.Looks so spongy .yumyumyum..

Spice said...

Nice cake...u'r right when it comes to healthy eating carrot cake is one good choice but only if u can avoid icing & all the butter....but u did a good job...but if u further want to reduce the amount of oil in it u can def. do that & even eggs by using apple sauce in it no over-powering flavors from the fruit sauce & the moisture from the fruit sauce also helps keep the cake moist....if U like u can check mine eggless carrot cupcake recipe here :
http://spicebuds.blogspot.com/2009/10/eggless-carrot-cupcake.html