Nov 23, 2009

Carrot cake

Carrot cake is a fun way to get some veggie into our junk filled tummies. Its easy and quick to make and everybody enjoys it always. Specially my 21 month old loves it a lot. The moment he discovers that mommy is into some baking, he starts saying 'cake.. cake ..cake..'. Its just yummy and melts in your mouth. Its so yummy that we never have a chance to keep it stocked for the next day. Made this the day before and it was all gone before we even realized. But this time we had some guests to take a share.

This is what u'll need....

Butter 3/4 stick - room temp
Egg 3
Sugar 1 cup (or) sugar 1/2 cup + brown sugar 1/2 cup
Cinnamon powder 1 tspn
All purpose flour 1 cup
Baking powder 1 tbspn
Vanilla extract 1 tspn
Almonds chopped 4 tbspn
Raisins 3 tbspn
Carrot shredded 1 cup

Here is the stir....
  • Grease baking pan and dust with flour
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Blend butter and sugar to a smooth paste
  • Break in the eggs and blend for another 2 mins
  • Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and keep aside
  • Mix the dry ingredients to the wet followed by vanilla extract and blend for few mins
  • Finally add shredded carrot, chopped almonds and raisins
  • Fold in everything till they are just blended
  • Pour into the baking pan and bake for about 22-25 mins or a fork comes out clean
  • Can frost it or cream it if wanted. Am not very particular about it cos of the extra cals that they count ;)

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