Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Carrot cake (Veg)

Happy New year !
Let's start the New year with a sweet recipe, a carrot cake. 

Egg-less carrot cake.

Ingredients:
Carrot - 1 (small)
Apple (small) - 1/2 fruit
All purpose flour - 2/3 cup
plain yogurt - 1/2 cup
vinegar / lime juice - 1 tsp
sugar - 2/3 cup
oil / butter - 1/3 cup + 1 tsp for greasing the pan
shredded coconut (dry) - 2 tsp
vanilla extract - 1/2 tsp
orange peel - 1 tsp
cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp
baking soda - 2/3 tsp
baking powder - 2/3 tsp
salt - pinch
walnut - 2 tbsp (chopped)
raisin - 15

Method:
Shred the carrot. Core, peel and shred the apple.
Preheat oven to 350 deg (175 deg C) for at least 30 minutes before we start baking.
Grease and flour the cake tin. Keep aside.
Beat the yogurt, vinegar / lime juice using a fork till smooth. Then add vanilla essence, sugar, oil and beat till its smooth.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt TWICE. Sifting makes the baked products perfect.
Put it in a mixing bowl and add the liquids from mixer.
Mix well.
Add the shredded carrot, coconut, orange peel, cinnamon, coarsely chopped walnut and mix slightly.
Now the batter is ready!
Pour into the prepared baking pan and bake for 40 - 50 minutes.
Eggless carrot cake is ready!

Note:
Apple makes the cake more moist.
Coconut gives the perfect flavor for this cake.
Makes a 6 inch round cake or 12 cup cakes.
Plain yogurt can be substituted by a mix of 1/4 cup milk + 1 tbsp lime juice / vinegar.
After baking the cake, pierce the top with skewer multiple times and soak it with few tsp of sugar syrup, to get a more delicious cake.
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9 comments:

divya said...

mouth watering dear...awesome clicks

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious and tempting...Ongoing event : Fast food - poha and Know your dairy- Milk events in my blog

Suja Manoj said...

Wow beautiful cake dear,love the frosting,will try this egg less version
Happy New Year!

Anu said...

Yum and healthy carrot cake. Happy new year

Priya said...

Looks super professional,wat a mindblowing frosting. Beautiful cake.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome cake...
happy new year !

Gypsia Monad said...

Viki,
The perfect cake recipe for me, the yum-yum egg-less carrot cake! It looks and sounds delicious! Trying it out soon...
Kavitha

Gypsia Monad said...

Viki,
The perfect cake recipe for me, the yum-yum egg-less carrot cake! It looks and sounds delicious! Trying it out soon...
Kavitha

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thanks Kavitha akka. Your comment made my day.