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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Carrot Cake

The name of the recipe itself states everything in it ,carrots & more carrots ..:-) This happened to be my first cake bake in a bigger pan.I had this pan sometime back but always hesitated as I didn't find an apt cake recipe to be baked in this pan and always settled down using my square pan.But finally I got a recipe that suitably matched the bigger pan and became a surprise cake for one of our friend's birthday too.(excluded frosting as it was a short notice birthday party) All liked each bite of the cake and the texture of it,it had all the goodness of a delicious moderately sweet cake.I have modified slightly from the original recipe.This can also be made for your picnics, or enjoy at home for tea too:-)
Recipe Source : Joy of baking



Ingredients
All purpose flour 1 cup
Wheat flour 1 cup
Carrots 2 1/2cup grated 5-6 or 3/4 lb
Walnuts 1/2 cup
Pistachio 1/2 cup
baking powder 1 1/2 tsp
baking soda 1 tsp
eggs 3
sugar 1 1/2 cup
vegetable oil 1 cup
vanilla extract 2tsp
cinnamon 1 1/2tsp
salt a pinch



Method
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and then toast the walnuts and pistachios for 8 minutes till lightly toasted.Also line a 13*9*2 " pan with butter or parchment paper.
-Peel and wash the carrots.Then grate them in the small grater holes  and keep aside.
-In a large bowl,whisk the flours,baking powder,cinnamon,baking soda, & salt .
-In another bowl beat the eggs one by one till frothy and add sugar into it little by little till it turns pale.Add in the oil and vanilla extract.
-Add the flour mix and combine well till incorporated.
-Then finally fold in the grated carrots and nuts.
-Pour the batter evenly into the prepared cake tin & Bake for 30-40 minutes or until tooth pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
-Remove from oven & cool on wire rack.Cut into pieces and serve.



Servings ~ 13*9*2 loaf cake

NOTES
* You can also bake 2 loaf of 9*2 inches and prepare a cream cheese frosting too for a party cake.bake for 25-30 minutes.
* You can use pecans too instead of walnuts or pistachios.



Sending this to Show Me Your HITS- Carrots & beets guest hosted By Anusha @ Tomato blues,Go Nuts  event guest hosted by Archana @ The Mad scientist Kitchen

42 comments:

Swathi Iyer said... Best Blogger Tips

Carrot cake looks delicious. I like you used pistachio and walnut. Very nice tea time cake.

Recipe World said... Best Blogger Tips

Mouthwatering.. awesome recipe

Ez Cookbook said... Best Blogger Tips

nice healthy recipe cake with carrot and looks so soft too...

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect treat to your friend, cake looks simply so soft n yummy...

Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Very yummy cake... Looks perfect

Sanoli Ghosh said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb! perfectly made.

R.Punitha said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie ,

looks spongy in texture

and Awesome...

Keep on Julie:)

Kusum said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! That has come out perfect! Looks very delicious :)
Have a look at my Sweet Dosa.

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is our family cake.. love it... yours have come out so well.. nice colour and texture..

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks moist and yummy; love good carrot cake!

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy looking carrot cake.

Prabha Mani said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish i could eat a slice.. Tempting dear..Perfectly baked,no rise in the center!!Good one :) Usually, every time i'll get rising only sometimes no :(

Suryaprabha Parthasarathy said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy cake indeed!! Looks yummy too..

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Square Meals said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks good Julie :-)

The Mad Scientist said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie thanks for linking it to my event.
As regards the cake... its delicious not only have you used whole wheat flour, nuts and carrots its truly amazing and it needs no frosting at all. Belated wishes to your friend.
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Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Has come out so well, love those pistachios in between..

Shweta in the Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy!!! :)
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PT said... Best Blogger Tips

mouthwatery cake.. would like to grab a piece of cake :)

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfectly made Julie, One of my fav cakes

Vimitha Anand said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so moist and spongy

sojo said... Best Blogger Tips

thats a lovely healthy recipe.... its come out well

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved it..looks so delicious..

Anisha Ranjit said... Best Blogger Tips

The carrot cake looks perfect...

Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish to have a slice rite now,wonderful looking carrot cake.

misha said... Best Blogger Tips

Love carrot cakes....urs look perfect

Kaveri Venkatesh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow...Lovely bake...moist and spongy.

Maayeka said... Best Blogger Tips

Loved this soft,moist and delicious cake!

Meg's Delicious Adventures said... Best Blogger Tips

The cake looks absolutely soft and yummylicious.

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Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

wow. so soft and yummy carrot cake

Cookwell said... Best Blogger Tips

cake looks so soft and delicious.Perfect birthday surprise for your friend.

Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Good one
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Kavitha said... Best Blogger Tips

carrot cake looking delicious....very fluffy and soft....just mouthwatering...

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Leelagovind said... Best Blogger Tips

seeing the pic i rushed into your space but knowing taht egg is one of the ingredient,left it..plz post eggless cakes too..

bhavna said... Best Blogger Tips

carrot cake looks so perfect...

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

soft, yummy n delicious cake with perfect texture........

Asiya Baig said... Best Blogger Tips

Great cake...looks very moist!!

Sangeetha said... Best Blogger Tips

super soft, moist and delicious cake, perfectly bake one dear! Nice clicks...
Thanks so much for linking to HITS series...
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Madhavi said... Best Blogger Tips

Greattt carrot cake, looks super..

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Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Super delicious and yummy looking cake.

Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

truly, the best carrot cake ever...so soft and spongy..

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

So moist and soft. Perfect cake!

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

awesum..i luv carrot cake..try 2 make vth butter less cakes..eagerly waiting 4m u dear