Scrumptious Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot Cake Recipe

Can there be anything more wonderful than having a slice of moist and velvety carrot cake with a cup of strong tea on a balmy evening? Carrot cakes are not that difficult to bake. The trick to baking a light and fluffy carrot cake is to make sure that you do not over mix the ingredients.

Over mixing the ingredients will make the cake dense and hard which is not at all great to eat. Ideally you should grate the carrots with the help of a grater. However, a food processor works quite fine. Here are the step by step instructions for making a really yummy carrot cake.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Level Of Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients

3 large eggs
1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cup soft brown sugar
2 cups grated carrot
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup golden raisins
¼ cup chopped pecans and walnuts
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Frosting

250 g cream cheese
50 g softened butter
2 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

First, preheat the oven to 350 degree F. Grease a cake tin with a bit of oil and line it with parchment paper. Keep it aside. In a medium-sized bowl, add the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and ground nutmeg. Mix all these ingredients together until everything is combined well.

Grease A Cake Tin With A Bit Of Oil

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In another bowl, crack the 3 eggs and whisk the eggs. Add the soft brown sugar, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and beat this mixture slowly until the sugar has dissolved completely. Now, add the dry ingredients that you had kept aside to this mixture. Gently fold in the mixture with a wooden spoon or spatula. Next, add the grated carrot to this mixture. Make sure that you squeeze out the excess juice from the grated carrots before you add them to the cake batter. Otherwise the cake will become too soggy.

Crack The 3 Eggs And Whisk The Eggs

Once you have stirred in the carrots, add the golden raisins, chopped pecans and walnuts to the cake batter. Pour the cake batter into the greased and lined cake tin. Make sure that the surface of the batter is smooth and bake it in the preheated oven for 50-60 minutes. Insert a toothpick to the middle of the cake and if it comes out clean, the cake is done. Remove the carrot cake from the oven and allow it to cool.

To prepare the frosting, take a medium-sized bowl and add the cream cheese and softened butter. Beat the two ingredients together until it is well combined. Next, add the icing sugar and vanilla extract and mix well. Once you have a thick spreadable consistency, use a spatula to spread the frosting on top and sides of the cake. Make sure that the icing is spread evenly over the cake.

Add The Cream Cheese In Medium Sized Bowl

You can also decorate the cake with sliced fruits like pineapple and kiwi. Once you are done decorating the cake, slice it to serve. Always make sure that you spread the frosting on the cake once the cake has cooled completely. Now, that you know how to make a delicious carrot cake, bake it to impress your friends and family.

Decorate The Cake With Pineapple And Kiwi