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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Yummy Eggless Carrot Cake

A popular desert made from carrots and plain flour…

Health Check – Carrots are nutritional heroes, they store a goldmine of nutrients. No other vegetable or fruit contains as much carotene as carrots, which the body converts to vitamin A. This is a truly versatile vegetable and an excellent source of vitamins B and C as well as calcium pectate, an extraordinary pectin fibre that has been found to have cholesterol-lowering properties.


1 cup plain flour (serves 3-4 people)
250 gms shredded/grated carrots
1 cup sugar
200 gms butter
1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
2 teaspoons Eno ( Alternative for egg. If you don’t have Eno you can put 2 teaspoons of flax seed powder mixed in with two tablespoons of warm water)
½ cup curd/yogurt
½ cup icing sugar
1 tablespoon milk
8 oz cream cheese (optional)
Cashew nuts/ walnuts for garnshing

Cooking Method for the Cake
1. In a container add the yogurt and mix it with the 1 cup of sugar.
2. Now add the Baking powder, vanilla essence and cinnamon powder. Mix the batter well.
3. Take 100 gms of butter and melt it in the microwave oven. Mix the butter in the batter and beat it nicely.
4. Now add the shredded carrots to the batter and mix it.
5. Add the plain flour and beat the batter nicely.
6. Finally add the Eno powder and mix well. Eno is being used as a substitute for eggs.
7. Take a baking tray/pan and grease it with oil/butter. Sprinkle some plain flour all over the greasing.
8. Add the batter to the tray and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes at 160 degrees Celsius until the cake looks dark brown.
9. Let the Cake cool for another 15 minutes.
10. Place the Baking tray upside down in a plate to remove the cake nicely.
11. It is very important for the cake to cool. So let it cool for another 30 minutes.
12. Meanwhile we prepare the icing.

Method for Vanilla Butter Icing

1. Take 100 gms of butter. Make sure it is soft to be whisked easily.
2. Add ½ cup of icing sugar to the butter and whisk it nicely. (you can also add cream cheese to make your icing more creamy.
3. Add 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence to the icing and mix well.
4. Now add 1 tablespoon of milk to make the icing smooth and creamy. Whisk the icing nicely.
5. Once the Cake has cooled down spread the icing on it and garnish with chopped cashew nuts/walnuts.
6. Place your Cake in a freezer and let it frost for about 30-45 minutes.
7. Your Yummy Eggless Carrot Cake is now ready to be served.


Divya said...

yummmmyyyyyyyyyy....this looks awesome payal..i love carrot cake and would have tried this one, sadly i have a microwave..can it be done in a m/w?

Payal Singhal said...

Hi Divya...yes this can be baked in the microwave as well. Check your m/w manual for temperature settings to bake a cake...since every m/w has it own settings..:)

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