Monday, November 16, 2009

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

We went for a quick overnight trip to Mandurah and bought a BIG BIG bag of fresh organic carrots for $1. It was soooo big that I was wondering how in the world am I going to use it up?



So I grated half a kilo and proceed to make a carrot cake (still too much!!)

Although there are many recipes out there, I chose this time to use trust Donna Hay again. The addition of sultanas not just gave it a juicy texture but an added surprise. The cake turned out moist and delightful. I brought it to a group gathering and it was a hit! All gone in 20 mins. *beams*


Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
1 cup of Brown sugar (original recipe calls for 1 1/4 cup)
3/4 cup of olive oil (original recipe calls for vegetable oil)
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup of plan flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb
2-3 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tsp of ground nutmeg (omitted)
3-4 cups of grated carrot (original recipe calls for 2 1/2 cups of grated carrot!)
1 cup of crushed walnuts (original recipe 1/2 cups of crushed pecans)

Preheat Oven 180C. Beat sugar and oil for around 2-3 mins. Add eggs and beat well. Sift in flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and mix well. Add carrots, walnuts and sultanas. Pour mixture in greased and line cake 9 inch pan and bake for 55-60 mins.Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream cheese frosting- Beat 205g cream cheese with 1/3 cup of icing sugar and 1.5 tablespoon of lemon juice.

10 comments:

tracieMoo said...

Wow, I would love to have some of these :)

Dhanggit said...

I have never tried making a carrot cake before nor tasting one. Yours look gorgeous specially with the frosting!!

Little Inbox said...

Without cinnamon, will the cake taste good too?

very culinary said...

Hmm. Don't think my comment went through....

Carrots were meant for carrot cake. I applaud your usage!

Jun said...

wow, must try.. but how many eggs you used? didn't say in your recipe..

daphne said...

traciemoo- =)

Dhanggit- ooo.. u hv to! The texture and taste is superb!

Little inbox- I put heaps of cinnamon in this one! =)

Amy- blogger acting up again? heheh, Yes, that's soo true! Carrots are for carrot cake!

Jun- 3 eggs! Sorry! I must have forgotten to include in recipe. Sharp eyes for spotting!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks great! I love carrot cake without the cream cheese topping. :P Healthier mah.

Cynthia said...

Hey Sweetie, I was just about to ask how married life is treating you and then I saw your ticker at the bottom - so sweet.

Love the new look of your blog.

Karine said...

I love carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

tigerfish said...

I love carrot cake but without the cream frosting, maybe?

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