Carrot Cake | How to make Carrot Cake

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ByAparna Prakash
Created on 14th Sep 2015
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  • By Aparna Prakash
    Created on 14th Sep 2015

About Carrot Cake

A decadent cake flavored with carrots and aromatic spices, topped with cream cheese frosting for a wonderful finish!

Carrot Cake, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Aparna Prakash. Carrot Cake is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Carrot Cake is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Carrot Cake by Aparna Prakash is perfect to serve 8 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Carrot Cake.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time90mins
  • Serves8People
Carrot Cake

Ingredients to make Carrot Cake

  • ½ cup walnuts/pecans
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  •  tsp baking powder
  • ĵ tsp salt
  •  tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp powdered cloves
  • 2 eggs
  •  cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 4 ounces fat free cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered or icing sugar
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon zest

How to make Carrot Cake

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C. Depending on the number of layers you want, butter the cake pans and keep ready.
  2. Heat a small pan on medium heat and toast the nuts for a few minutes (until they turn slightly darker and fragrant). Once cooled, chop coarsely and keep aside.
  3. Finely grate the carrots and keep ready. In a bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and powdered cloves and ground cinnamon.
  4. In another bowl, beat the eggs until frothy. I recommend using an electric beater, as it makes the work a lot easier. Add the sugar gradually and beat until the mixture thickens. Pour in the oil and the vanilla extract.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and beat until just mixed. Fold in the grated carrots and half of the chopped nuts.
  6. If making multiple layers, divide the batter between the pans and bake for 20-25 minutes (or until a toothpick pierced in the middle comes out clean).
  7. Remove from oven and let them cool completely before frosting.
  8. For the Frosting: In a bowl, beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric beater, on low speed. Once the mixture is smooth, slowly add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating until completely incorporated. Fold in the lemon zest.
  9. If you are making a single layer cake, just spread the frosting smoothly, all over the cake, and garnish chopped nuts.
  10. For multiple layers, place one layer on a cake pedestal/serving plate, spread the frosting on top, place the next layer and continue the process.
  11. You could make more frosting to cover the cake completely and add the chopped nuts either on the sides or on top.
My Tip: The same batter can also be used to make cupcakes. Leftovers should be refrigerated.

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kee Va year ago
no carrots in ingredients section :o
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