Saturday, January 8, 2011

Carrot Cake - tasty low calorie baking recipe


Carrot Cake
If you have been wondering how to get your little bundle of joy to eat carrots without a fuss, here's the answer. This easy to make carrot cake recipe is one that is absolutely irresistible(tested and certified to be child friendly). My daughter who is a real fussy eater just loved it and the cake was over before I knew it. With absolutely no butter added this definitely is one that would interest you too.

Carrots are known to be very rich in beta carotene (that's where they get their colour from), Vitamin A, antioxidants, dietary fibre and minerals. High in nutrition and great in taste this quick and easy baking recipe is one that you would love.
Ingredients:
Flour - 1/2 cup
Grated carrots - 1/2 cup (dry over a kitchen towel or tissues to remove the excess water content)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Oil- 1/2 cup
Eggs -2
Baking powder - 1.5 tsp(not heaped)
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Walnuts - 1/4 cup (optional) (I did not add)

Method:
1- Sieve together the flour and the baking powder. Add in the sugar, oil, eggs(one after the other), vanilla essence, baking powder and the grated carrots. Mix well to form a smooth batter.
2- Grease the baking dish and pour in the batter.
3- Bake in a preheated oven for 20-25 mins at 180 deg celsius(or between 4 and 5).
4- Cool on a wire rack and cut into slices.
5- Serve with sweetened cream or plain.

This carrot cake goes out to my event "Baking for Beginners-II". Looking forward to all those delicious baked goodies.

32 comments:

Santosh Bangar said...

sounds delicious nd healthy tempting cake
thnks for stoping u have heathy recipes keep visiting

k said...

nice! When is the roundup scheduled? Hope you received my entry.

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! I never made cake without butter or oil. This looks very moist and soft. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook : )

Pavithra said...

Interesting and looks so yummy.. love the texture as well..

Subhie Arun said...

nice one...healthyy too!..frst time here..lov ur space..glad to follow u!

http://subhieskitchen.blogspot.com/

Deeba PAB said...

I must try this soon. Have a bunch of carrots too, and I know both apple and carrot cake are wonderful made with oil! Thank you for sharing this!

Jay said...

love this yummy cake..irresistable n tasty..
Tasty appetite

Viki's Kitchen said...

Wow..what a nice cake. I can't satisfy with one piece.

Suja Sugathan said...

Moist and delicious cake..lovely

Priti said...

Looks yum...added ur blog in my blogroll..n following u :)

aipi said...

Perfect looking cake ..so moist n fluffy, thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

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Hema said...

No butter.. thats a bonus.. ofcourse for us.. guiltfree indulgence

Vandana Rajesh said...

Thank you Santoshji
@K The round up would be in the first half of Feb. Pl do link back to the event announcement page in your post.Thks for the delicious entry.
@Umm Mymoonah...It did come out real soft and moist.
@Pavithra Thks
@Subhie Thks for dropping by and following.
@Deeba..looking forward to your presentation..just love your writing style and the way you present the dish.
@Jay, Viki, Suja, aipi, Hema.
@Priti...thks for including me and following.

Uj said...

Have never tasted carrot cake till date.. Looks delicous

Sushma Mallya said...

looks so soft and delicious..

Aruna Manikandan said...

First time here...
carrot cake looks soft and delicious

Happy to follow you :)

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious cake
healthy

jeyashrisuresh said...

cake looks very tempting and love to have a bite

Yummy Team said...

This cake looks so perfect, healthy and yummy..

Padhu said...

Healthy and yummy!
Padhuskitchen

RAKS KITCHEN said...

wow,love the texture of the cake,i too have long time wish to try out carrot cake!

Panchpakwan said...

Yummy and delicious carrot cake.

Sayantani said...

lovely recipe...love the crumbly texture.

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv carrot cakes, the texture of ur cake says its perfect

Sarah Naveen said...

love this..looks so yummy!!

Sharon said...

Lovely! Especially cos there is no butter involved...i am trying this tomorrow, republic day!

Padhu said...

Sounds very healthy and delicious!I like it as there is no butter or oil in it

ila said...

Hi Vandana

HOOOLA Delicious and yummy cake :)
U have wonderful space :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Wow must try looks soo god and delicious

kanthi said...

Woww..lovely coloured carrot cake..thanx for stopping at my place,you have lovely cake recipes..

Namitha Menon said...

Very easy and simple recipe..Just made it today and it was yummy.. But, it became a bit dry when totally cooled. Any suggestions on what can be done to prevent that? Thanks a lot for the recipe.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Thank you for the lovely comments..the cake turns out really well and moist and is one that we at home really love. Thks Namitha for the feedback..went through the recipe once again I am sorry had slipped adding the 1/2 cup of oil in the initial posting. I am sure you would love it.