I love adding vegetables and fruit in my baking...My favorite cake in this world apart from chocolate cake is carrot cake..
And this version is super moist cake,which is perfect with a scoop of vanilla icecream..or having after a long tiring day at work and you need little sugar to boost you up..
The addition of crushed pineapple,just lifts your house with a wonderful aroma as you bake this which reminded me to bake my favorite pineapple cake soon...
You could have this cake as it is without any icing,but the additional cream cheese icing takes this cake to the next level..You can check my recipe for cream cheese icing here...I made my own cream cheese for this...
And do you guys agree that carrot cake and cream cheese frosting is a marriage made in heaven...Any doubt in this..
So without any more delay off you go for the recipe..
Flour-1 cup/ 120 gm
Baking soda-1 tsp
Baking powder-1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Carrot -1 cup grated
Sugar-1 cup / 200 gms
Oil- ½ cup / 120 ml / 4 fluid ounces
Pineapple- ½ cup / 120 ml / 4 ounces crushed
Preheat oven to 170 degree C.
In a mixing bowl add flour,baking powder,baking soda,cinnamon,salt,carrot and mix well..
In a mixing bowl add egg,sugar,vanilla and beat for 3 mins..
Add in oil,pineapple and mix well...Add in the carrot mixture and fold well..
Pour this in a tin and bake it for 30-35 mins or until the cake is cooked..
Let this cool completely before icing..Prepare the icing...
When the cake is cooled down spread this icing over the cake..
Slice and serve...
|Take all your ingrediants|
|And you need a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of salt|
|Now take carrot in a bowl|
|add dry ingrediants in this|
|Take eggs,vanilla and sugar in a mixing bowl|
|whip till fluffy|
|add in oil|
|and beat again|
|till pale and fluffy|
|now add in the dry ingrediants|
|and fold well|
|add in pineapple....WOW it smells great|
|tip this in a prepared tin|
|now take your favorite icing|
|add a huge dollop on top|
|cup into slices|
|Take a fork and cut it|