Friday, 3 May 2013

Carrot Cake

I was not really intending to bake a cake this week as just last week I had baked a fruit cake. This cake is really the result of a vegetable shopping goof up: I bought about 1 ½ kg of carrots and my father also bought a kilo. I didn’t really want to make gajar ka halwa wanted to make something not so time found Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe of carrot cake and gave it a shot.


2 cups of coarsely grated carrots,
¾ cup whole wheat flour,
3 eggs,
2/3 cup of sugar,
¼ tsp salt,
½ tsp cinnamon powder,
¼ tsp baking powder,
½ tsp baking soda,
2 tbsp oil


Beat the eggs with the sugar till light and frothy. Sift the whole wheat flour, cinnamon powder, salt, baking powder and baking powder into the egg mixture. Mix well and add the grated carrots. Also fold in the oil and mix well.

(That is my little niece's hand in the photograph, she is just 8 months old and still completely toothless but she thinks she can eat anything be it a plastic bag, a ball, newspaper and of course anything served in a plate:-) )

Pre heat the oven at 180oC. Grease and flour a baking tin and pour the batter in. Bake in the preheated oven at 180oC for 40 minutes. Cool, slice and serve.