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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Carrot Cake ..... my 2nd version

This is the 2nd time I've baked a carrot cake as each recipe there are sure to be in difference in the ingredients.  So I got to try which one taste better.  And alas, indeed, this carrot cake is real yummy!  So I will rate this to be a keeper too!  I shall give full credits and thanks to Quaypo and Sonia for this delicious carrot cake! 

I urge those who have not try baking carrot cake to give this a try. 

This yummy carrot cake adapted from Sonia's blog

150g finely shredded carrots
130g all purpose flour
1/2tsp baking powder
1/2tsp baking soda
1/2tsp salt
80g caster sugar
80g brown sugar
1/4tsp nutmeg powder
1/4tsp cinnamon powder
100g corn oil
1/2tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, lightly stir
60g walnut, chopped 
40g raisins

1. Sift flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl.
2. Add in caster sugar, salt and brown sugar, stir well.
3. Add in carrots, corn oil, vanilla extract and egg, beat for few minutes till mixture well combined.
4. Add in walnut and dried fruits, mix well.
5. Pour in a greased and line baking pan, bake at pre-heated oven 180 Celcius for 40mins.
6. Cool on a wire rack and apply cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese frosting
150g cream cheese, at room temperature
40g butter, at room temperature
70g icing sugar, sifted
1tbsp lemon juices
Finely grated lemon zest from 1 lemon

1. Beat cream cheese and butter till light and creamy.
2. Add in icing sugar and mix well on low speed.
3. Add in lemon juices and lemon zest, combine well.

I did not make the cream cheese frosting, unfortunate!  Maybe next time, and sure I will!