Before coming out of India, there were only two cakes in my world, a vanilla or a chocolate cake, never even imagined that you could add vegetables to cakes. When I tasted this cake the first time, I fell in love with the nutmeg flavor in it, again a first for me. My husband's colleague had made it and she was kind enough to give me the recipe, she had used apples along with carrots in the cake. I made it only with carrots and did a cream cheese icing. This is one cake for which I definitely recommend an icing, it compliments the cake so well. I did an eggless version, using flaxseeds instead, the end result was awesome..
Need To Have
- All Purpose Flour Or Maida - 1 cup
- Flaxseed Powder - 2 tablespoons
- Brown Sugar - 3/4 cup
- Oil - 1/4 cup
- Milk - 1/2 cup + 6 tablespoons
- Grated Carrot - 1 + 1/4 cup
- Coarsely Chopped Walnuts - 1/4 cup + 4 tablespoons
- Vanilla Extract - 1/2 teaspoon
- Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
- Baking Powder - 1 teaspoon
- Nutmeg Powder - 1 teaspoon
- Salt - A pinch
- Low Fat Cream Cheese - 2 oz
- Vanilla Extract - 1/4 teaspoon
- Butter - 1/2 tablespoon
- Powdered Sugar - 1/2 cup
Mix the flaxseed powder to the 6 tablespoons of milk and leave it for 10 mins. Sift the flour, baking powder and baking soda. After 10 mins, beat the flaxseed-milk mixture well, add the milk, sugar, mix, then add the oil, vanilla extract, salt, mix well. Now, slowly add the flour, mix and finally add the carrots and walnuts, mix everything, pour it in a greased pan, bake at 350F for 25 to 30 mins and cool the cake. For the icing mix everything together, apply on top and garnish with the 4 tablespoons chopped walnuts.
Sending it to Tickling Palates for the I Love Baking event,
to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event,
to Sizzling Tastebuds for Vardhini's Bake Fest event.
to Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes for Srivalli's Kid's Delight event,
to Sara's Corner for the Women's Day Celebration event,
to Shama's Easy2cook Recipes for Sara's Cooking With Love - Granddad Series event,
to Cuisine Delights for the Spotlight - Colorful Holi event.
to Vegetarian Food And Me for I'm The Star event and
to Roshan's Cucina who is hosting this month Gayathri's WTML event .
Ovens differ, so keep checking after 20 mins.
You can double the amount of cream cheese for a thick coating.