Aug 1, 2009


Sweet & simple bakes this month s baking recipe is a Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting . since I like cakes I wanted to join in this event so I don't know how to join and one day I leave a comment in there blog and they gave me the answer to join them and this months recipe is carrot I started giving my trying, first one is a big disaster i think I add a more cooking soda so it didn't come out like a loaf. and then second time it came out very well. and it is just awesome perfect sweet and every thing . Before I made carrot muffins but they are egg less(with flex seed powder)but a lot of difference in both recipes check this carrot cake recipe from sweet and simple bakes, it was so soft and delicious but only thing when I was taking the pic. s my frosting was started melting because of U.A.E s hot weather some how I managed that. and here is the recipe.....

Self -raising flour --- 180 g
Bicarbonate of soda-- 1/2 tea sp
pinch of salt
Ground cinnamon --- 1 tea sp
Freshly grated net meg --- 1/2 tea sp
Mixed spice(pumpkin spice) --- 1/2 tea sp
Eggs --- 2
Vegetable or sunflower oil -- 150 ml
Soft light dark brown sugar --- 200 gms
Grated carrot --- 300 gms
Sultanas -- 100 gms
Walnuts --- 75 gms
Cream cheese --- 75 g
Softened butter --- 75g
Icing sugar -- 125 g
Vanilla extract --- 1/2 tea sp
Sprinkles or walnut halves
1. Grease 13cm 23 cm loaf tin oil and line the loaf tin with grease proof paper.
2. Preheat the oven to 150 c/ 300 f/ Gas mark 2
3. Shift all dry ingredients in to a bowl and leave a side
4. Beat the eggs in alarge bowl, now add the oil,brownsugar, grated carrot, sultans and chopped walnuts.
5. Stir in all sifted dry ingredients and bring the mixture to gather with a wooden spoon.
6. Turn in to the prepared tin,smooth the top of the mixture and bake in the oven for 1 - 1 1/4 hour or till skewer inserted in to the center comes out clean.
7. Allow to cool in the tin for 10 min. before turning out on a wire rack to cool completely.
Beat the cream cheese and butter to gather in a bowl until combined.
Ad vanilla extract, icing sugar and mix to combine using a palette knife
Spread the frosting evenly over the top of the cooled cake.
Sprinkles or walnuts halves if desired
Serve cut in to slices.


Saritha said...

Super rekha,looks great :)

lata raja said...

Wow What a cake.. Happy Friendship Day. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog.

Sailaja Damodaran said...


Anonymous said...

Thats to have one slice Rekha..happy friendship say ..

Unknown said...

That is one lovely one. Looks delicious.

Priya Suresh said...

Woww Rekha, am just drooling over the carrot cake!looks great..yea had a great time dear..happy to see u all back:)

Deepthi Shankar said...

that looks totally awesome

chakhlere said...

Thats looking so Amazing!!

Bergamot said...

looks yummy..

chef and her kitchen said...

Lovely moist n soft cake rekha..I wont mind eating it right away if you had saved something for me..:(
u hv joined in so many challenges..huhhh??

Lakshmi said...

Rekha yavaga barli cake tinnoke? sakkathagi ide ri..bayalli neeru bartha ide.

Raks said...

Sounds great and looks great too,drooling here;)

Suparna said...

hi Rekha,
Wonderful looking frosted cake :) I wish to have a slice of that wonderful looking cake :)

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow....cake looks awesome.....simply that frosting with cherries.....

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow i love the frosting on cake. Looks so yummy.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Hi Rekha, your carrot cake looks wonderful and so moist. On my travels I've read about the frosting melting if the weather is too warm, however you captured it in all its glory with the frosting and it looks a treat :0)

Many thanks for taking part in our monthly bake at Sweet and Simple Bakes. I do hope you will join us again in our next bake.

Best wishes Rosie x

Maria♥ said...

Hi and a warm welcome to Sweet and Simple Bakes!

Your carrot cake looks beautiful and delicious.

Thanks for taking part and hope you will join us again.


Shama Nagarajan said...

superb cake dear...looks perfect and yummy

Heatherfeather said...

This turned out very nice :)

Parita said...

Cake looks incredibly moist! i love the way you have decorated it :)

Srilakshmi said...

Carrot cake looks delicious! Love the frosting..

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Lovely blog! Array of mouth-watering delicacies.

kittymatti said...

looks irresistably delicious

Rashmi said...

wow what a nice cake....and lovely frosting....looks yum yum..

Suma Rajesh said...

looks fantastic and superb..

vidhas said...

Yummy cake and love to have some.

The Girl said...

Carrot cake looks great. Love the cherries on top!