Thursday, February 23, 2012

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Where does the time run away ? - It seemed just yesterday that a wobbly, vulnerable & truly adorable bundle of joy was plopped in to my unsure hands and it's already 3 years - my darling prince has grown & how ! A bumpy start to say the least, the journey has been wonderful & profoundly enriching. Sreenivas-  it's a privilege to be your amma and I am growing & becoming a better person along with you. God bless you boy 


My son loves cake and the more creamier or chocolate-y it is, the better. On a spree to keep it healthier, I baked a classy carrot cake that screams elegance, and tastes delightfully moist & wonderful. 



Voila - a cake is born that's supremely divine




The recipe has been with me for quite a long time courtesy furious jotting from a magazine at my friend's place. I played with the recipe & tweaked it by substituting part of the sugar with brown sugar and enriching it with raisins & walnuts




What's in it :-
  • All Purpose Flour - 250 grams (sieved)
  • Baking Powder - 1 tsp (sieved)
  • Cinnamon powder - 3/4 tsp 
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Soda - 1/4 tsp (sieved)
  • Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Eggs - 2
  • Granulated Sugar-  125 grams
  • Brown Sugar - 125 grams
  • Sunflower oil - 125 ml (or any vegetable oil)
  • Grated Raw Carrots - roughly 375 grams
  • Raisins - 60 grams - approx
  • Walnuts - finely chopped- a fistful


The cake on its own is perfect though, to make it more glamorous you can dress it up with cream cheese frosting or any other drizzle your taste-buds clamour for ! Since my daughter is not a cream/icing fan, I did a very small batch of the frosting. You can however double the recipe accordingly


For Cream Cheese Frosting :-

  • Cream Cheese - 125 grams
  • Butter - 30 grams - softened
  • Vanilla - little drizzle
  • Icing Sugar - enough for a spreadable consistency

How :-

Grease & flour round cake pan/ or any other shaped tin. Mix together all ingredients in blue (flour,baking powder,cinnamon,salt,baking soda,nutmeg).
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs & gradually add both the sugar, beating until light. Tip in oil slowly while still beating/whisking it . Stir in the flour-spice mixture and tip in the carrots,raisins & walnuts. Stir until well combined.Scrape in to the prepared pan.

Bake @ 350 F/ 180 C for 40-45 minutes or till the fork inserted in to the centre comes clean and top of the cake springs back when lightly touched. Cool it on a wire rack .


For the frosting, cream together cheese, butter & vanilla and gradually add enough sugar for a smooth spreadable consistency.


Once cooled, spread the topping all around & enjoy.




It's off to Radhika's I love baking & Anzz's Valentine Special

20 comments:

  1. Hello Priya, visiting your space after a long long time.. Hope you are doing good.. :)

    The cake really looks super delicious... with all those walnuts, raisins and carrots... yumm!!

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  2. The little one has taught us all wonderful lessons and how to stick up as a family. love the sweetu and god bless our bubbly baby sreenivas. the cake looks awesome and yummy to say the least muah

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  3. The cake looks awesome. Am sure your little one must have gobbled it up. Looks moist and perfect. I normally have this cake when I go home. Reminds me of mom..

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  4. Birthday wishes for you handsome prince! delectable cake! My little one just licks the frosting, doesn't eat any cake!LOL

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  5. Very delicious yummy cake..soft n fluffy!!

    Erivum Puliyum

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  6. Your cake looks absolutely moist and mouthwatering Priya! Its been long since I checked your posts but every time i come here I find something interesting & delicious!!

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  7. Belated birthday wishes to ur little boy and yes you're right this recipe too is along the same lines but i love the addition of brown sugar and raisins. Will use them next time I try.

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  8. So soft and yummy cake !! Birthday wishes to your little boy !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  9. Belated birthday wishes to your lil one...awesome cake

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  10. Belated birthday wishes..yummy and superb cake..love it.

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  11. hey....its looking yumm n tasty........

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  12. This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  13. Belated birthday wishes to your little one and the cake absolutely delicious.

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  14. What a sweet post...happy belated birthday to your little one :)
    This cake looks so delicious, and incredibly moist! Lovely :)

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  15. Cake looks super moist and delicious! Belated returns too your little kid!

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  16. belated b'day to ur lil one, i adore carrot cake, with cream its is the best!

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  17. this looks exactly like the one we get in our neighbourhood bakery... i love it... this one looks yummyyyyyy

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