Healthy, nutritious and tasty carrot cake recipe are considered one of the best desserts to have on cold winter nights. Packed with essential nutrients and vitamins in the form of nuts, eggs and lots of carrots, these cakes are easy to prepare at home. Given below is a popular homemade carrot cake recipe.
What you will need:
– Vegetable oil – 2 cups
– White sugar – 2 2/3 cups
– Eggs – 5 (at room temperature)
– Peeled and grated carrots – 2 2/3 cups
– Cut walnuts – 1 1/3 cups
– Diced pineapple – 1 1/3 cups
– Coconut flakes – 2/3 cup
– Raisins – 1/3 cup
– All-purpose flour – 3 1/2 cups
– Baking soda – 1 1/3 tablespoons
– Baking powder – 1 1/3 tablespoons
– Ground cinnamon – 2 2/3 tablespoons
– Salt – 1 teaspoon
– Preheat the oven to 180C.
– Grease two 10-inch baking tins using flour and oil.
– In a deep mixing bowl, break the eggs and add the sugar.
– Use an electric blender to beat the mix for about 2 minutes.
– Add the vegetable oil to the mix and beat some more until you get a smooth emulsion.
– Add the grated carrot and diced pineapple. Switch from electric blender to a spoon to mix the ingredients.
– Add the coconut flakes and raisins and mix well.
– In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, ground cinnamon and salt.
– Add the flour mix to the wet ingredients, spoon by spoon, and mix well to avoid any lumps.
– Pour the prepared batter in the two greased pans and smooth the tops.
– Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes.
– Let the cake cool for about 30 minutes before removing from the tin and cutting to serve.
Carrot cake is best served with cream cheese frosting. You can use this frosting in layers or over the whole cake; or you can also prepare two different cakes and join them using a layer of cream cheese frosting.
Another popular option for serving and decorating this cake is to cover the top and sides with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle coconut flakes all around the cake.
You can also use cornflakes on the frosting for the crunchy texture.
Caramel sauce also tastes very good with the carrot cake. You can either drizzle some caramel sauce over the homemade carrot cake or serve it on the side.
Honey and cream also goes well with delicious carrot cake. Serve the cake warm when serving with honey.