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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!


  1. No wonder Quay Po wanted over and over to bring this carrot cake to our meeting. Of which didn't happen becos we had overload of desserts. It sounds really good if so many of you raved about it

  2. Hi Mel, your carrot cake looks soft and moist. Very nice, yum yum

  3. Wow, this looks so good! I'm glad you showed us inside. You have a big long baking pan - I can enjoy 2 days with this much carrot cake. =) Really nice!

  4. Even if your cake doesn't have the cream cheese frosting, that photo of the sliced cake looks so moist and delicious! The addition of raisins definitely brings the carrot cake to another level!

  5. Mel, I am glad you like my carrot cake recipe. I did not even know Sonia made that until I see your post. I am so happy that you all like it. This is the best carrot cake recipe and it is so simple to do ya? Your cake looks absolutely gorgeous and from the photo the texture came out perfect. Wendy is right, I wanted so much to share this cake with them at CNY meet but she said there are just too much too eat already hehe.. You know, whenever I see any carrot cake on display in a cafe, I will buy a piece to taste but until today I will have to say "Ngoh ker lang tit!" and now you can say that too! LOL!

  6. Wendy, Amelia, Nami & Janine,
    Do give this carrot cake a try, you may fall in love with this cake! It is so simple to make too.

    Thank you once again for your this recipe! So I bet everyone will have to say to you "Ley Ker Lang tit and Ley Her Hoe Sek Tik"!

  7. oh, my, that looks gorgeous!! definitely bookmarking this!!

  8. Yes, this carrot cake definitely a keeper!! oh ya, you should make the cream cheese frosting, it will make this carrot cake more PERFECT! trust me...

  9. Hi Mel!
    Thanks for writing a comment on my blog, hehe...
    Do you know, that was the first comment! That's why I'm so glad, haha....
    About your carrot cake recipe, I'll try it later. I can see that the result looks so yummy!