Sunday, April 24, 2011

Eggless Carrot Cake

Carrot cake

I have been waiting for long to bake the ever famous carrot cake and now came the occasion of having my little niece and nephew at home for summer holidays :)

Having school going kids around is super fun. They tell me their adventurous tales, play with me, entertain me with their lovely talks and nag me too ;) I'm having a busy schedule entertaining them and keeping them occupied by teaching some simple origami, cooking, music etc :)

The weekend that passed went on well with some baking too ;)

Got this recipe from a beautiful blog called food tale and made just a few changes to get my version.
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Ingredients:

All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
Powdered Sugar - 1 cup (I used brown sugar)
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch(skip this if you are using salted butter)
Carrot (grated) - 1 cup (around 2 medium sized carrots)
Melted butter - 1/4 cup
Cooking oil - 1/4 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Water - 3/4 cup
Walnuts - 5

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Method:

Sieve all purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, powdered sugar and salt together in a bowl.

Add the cinnamon powder and grated carrots to it and mix well until evenly spread.

Now pour in the melted butter, cooking oil, water and vanilla essence and mix until well blended.

Do not over beat.

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Preheat oven to 375°F or 190°C. Line the muffin tray with liners.

Fill muffin cups with batter upto 3/4th and bake it for 15-20 mins at 375°F or 190°C. Adjust the time according to your oven settings.

I baked 6 muffins and the rest in my 4" Silicon mould which took around 45 mins to bake at 190°C.

Check if cooked by inserting a skewer in the center. Once done, allow it to cool on a wire rack for a while.

Delicious carrot cakes are ready :)

Enjoy them warm :)

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Note:

Grate the carrots finely.

Use normal white sugar instead of brown sugar to get a brownish orange shade of cake instead of brown ones. I missed to do that :( Anyways I like brown :P

You can completely replace the butter with cooking oil.

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I enjoyed the cup cakes eating them as it is and served the larger one into slices along with vanilla ice cream. It definitely made a lovely dessert :)

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Written by: Nithya
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47 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

What a beautiful presentation..Looks too gud esp the yellow brown combination is awesome. And the brownie clicks look very cute and the cupcakes look very soft n yummy

Archie's ChocoBliss said...
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Zareena said...

OMG!!! yummy clicks. I want it now. You always make me drool Nits..

Mehjabeen Arif said...

Cute little treats.. love the yellow ribbon.. I could smell the warm flavor.. love it

Rumana Rawat said...

What a lovely and pretty cake:)

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
fantastic dear , cake looks gr8.
wonderful presentation :)

♥Aps♥ said...

I loved the cake, the bowl, the basket the bow,the flower totally i loved everything :) really awesome click :)

Prathibha said...

The clicks r superb nithi...love to grab some 4m d screen..:)

Nisrine Merzouki said...

Your carrot cake looks just perfect. Eggless is a bonus.

Divya Kudua said...

The first pic of the cupcakes in basket looks super cute!!I am yet to try baking with carrots in a cake!!

LR said...

Super cup cakes..and lovely pics..the wooden background, yellow flower, ribbons, basket...soo..nice..

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Cute presentation. Lovely looking cakes. Neat pictures. YUM!

jeyashrisuresh said...

supercute presentation.Carrots in cakes sounds very interesting and a wonderful treat for kids around

Ananda Rajashekar said...

i'm not so good with eggless version....yours looks premising!

Vimitha Anand said...

As usual kudos to the presentation dear... Loved the combination of colors...
The cake looks so moist and spongy and yummy...

Srivalli said...

Hey Nithi that's too much..those muffins look so tempting!..now that you have company...I can send mine too..since last two days I have been baking but one left for us to eat..

Prathima Rao said...

Awesome presentation!!! I too have been planning to make carrot cake for a long time now & this looks like the perfect recipe :) All ur recipes come out perfect Nithya..I have posted ur banana muffins in my blog..:)
Prathima Rao
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Kairali sisters said...

Loved the yellow brown color combo and great carrot cake nits..

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

Amazing presentation,,..and Love the cake.. Looks very very tempting

Rinku Naveen said...

Just love your presentation Niths. U can do wonders to the food.
Will surely try it sometime
Thanks

Nitha said...

Loved the cutie cakes.. And as usual amazing clicks too..

Santosh Bangar said...

cake in small muffinns case looks delicious ur presentation is always super . colour combinaton is fantastic

kittymatti said...

You make call foodstuffs 'gorgeous'!

Archana said...

Wow looks extremely tasty. Baking this one soon.

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

so perfect baked carrot cake and looks so wonderful !!

Seema Kamath alias Seema Abbas Ali said...

Nithya,

The way you take care of each small detail in your clicks is simply awesome. The colour combination, the props that you use, your creativity in presenting food is very artistic. Each pic is like a perfect painting and pleasing to the eye! Hats off!!!

Regards,
Seema
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Abhilash Pillai said...

Superb Presentation Nithya. I bet you might have spent a lot on these decorations.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Nice pics and lovely presentation...they look really yummy.

Priya said...

Yummy and fabulous looking little treats, awesome carrot cake..

Kadhyaa... said...

such a beautiful presentation. i loved the basket and the yellow combi..cake looks devine..

Parita said...

What gorgeous presentation and clicks girl! Fabulous!!!

Nisa Homey said...

Deadly looking cakes Nithya...nice cupcake liners too...and love the cute ribbon.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love the color and what a great presentation :)

An Open Book said...

that brown and yellow combo looks so darn pretty

Smita said...

Lovely clicks....looks delicious and Its carrot muffin so that makes it healthy :D

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San said...

Incredible presentation and cute basket of lovely carrot cupcakes .Feel like having them all :)

sanjeeta kk said...

The muffins look cute and beautiful with those lovely decorations!

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Sunanda said...

Wow! it looks healthy and delicious.. Awesome presentation..

Now Serving said...

I'll take that basket, tyvm :) And toss in that cake for good measure - simply irresistible!

Pavithra said...
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Pavithra said...

Gorgeous looking cake Nithi, beautiful pictures and the board has come out well. Nice color combo too.. love it.. so who r the little bunnies enjoying this carrot cakes ???

Chitra said...

what a treat for our eyes.gr8 presentation..would definitely like to have one of them.
www.sharemyrecipe.blogspot.com is my blog.drop by when you get time..
thanks in advance

Prerna said...

Oh love that cute little basket and the carrot cakes wrapped with ribbon like a present :-)

none said...

This sounds and looks like a very delicious carrot cake:) Would love to try this!

T. said...

i baked a carrot cake with ur recipe...its absolutely delicious...my mums really happy abt it...
thanx

Smita said...

In my oven now...hope it is to my son's liking ;-)

chitra n said...

Tried this recipe and the result is Awesome!!Yumm
Thanks for the lovely recipe...
Hope to see more of eggless bakes :)

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