Saturday, August 8, 2015

Spicy Carrot Cake

This carrot cake is so tasty and so much similar to the fruit and nut cake.

  1. Flour - 2 cups
  2. Cinnamon powder - 2 tsp
  3. Nutmeg powder - 1/4 tsp
  4. Baking soda - 1 tsp
  5. Salt - a pinch
  6. Very finely shredded carrot - 2 cups
  7. Brown sugar - 1 cup
  8. Canola oil - 3/4 cup
  9. Greek yogurt/ sour cream -1/4 cup
  10. Egg - 3
  11. Vanilla extract - 1 tbs
  12. Raisins- 1/2 cup
  13. Walnuts, chopped - 1/2 cup

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F Degree
  2. Prepare a 9 inch cake pan with oil spray and flour or parchment paper.
  3. Mix all ingredients from 1 to 5 ingredients in a bowl and keep aside
  4. Using a beater, mix brown sugar, oil and yogurt well
  5. Add eggs one by one, mixing in between each addition
  6. Add Vanilla extract and mix it
  7. Mix flour mixture in the wet mixture using a spatula until just mixed.(don't over mix)
  8. Fold in very finely shredded carrots, walnuts and raisins in the mixture
  9. Spoon the cake batter to the prepared cake tin
  10. Bake for 35-40 minute or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean (Don't over bake)
  11. Cool the cake on a wire rack.

This cake can be served as it is or with the frosting of your choice. I have used store bought cream cheese frosting which goes very well with carrot cake.

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