Tuesday, July 10, 2012

CARROT CAKE WITH OLIVE OIL



Try out this drool worthy and healthy carrot cake made with olive oil...

Ingredients:
Flour / maida .... 1 cup
Carrots (grated) ... 1 & 1/2 cups
Sugar .................. 1 cup
Eggs .............. 2
Olive oil .............. 2/3 cup (you may use any vegetable oil or butter also)
Nuts (crushed)... 1/2 or 2/3 cups (walnuts, pistachios, almonds)
(You may use raisins instead or both)
Baking powder .... 1 tsp
Baking soda ........ 1 tsp
Cinnamon powder.... 1 tsp
Nutmeg powder ....... a pinch
Milk ............ 3-4 tbsps
Salt ........ 1/2 tsp

Method:



1. Pre-heat the oven.
2. Mix the flour with baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Strain together to mix everything well.
3. Blend the oil, eggs and sugar until smooth and creamy.
4. Add the flour little by little while blending until you use the whole thing. Add a little milk to get the right consistency.
5. Stir in the crushed nuts or raisins. You may use both but the quantity together should not exceed 2/3 cups.
6. Grease a cake tin and pour the batter. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 30 - 45 minutes or until done.
PS. The time always varies in different ovens. You should check the cake by inserting a toothpick. if it comes out dry the cake is done.
When you bake regularly you just know by looking at the cake when it is done. Enjoy it with a hot cup of tea.

39 comments:

  1. drool-worthy cake.. healthy choice..

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  2. healthy cake.....adding olive oil makes it even more healthier :)

    Good idea....

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    1. Yes Kavitha.. even I tried it for the first time ..

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  3. Dear Shobha,
    The recipe for this carrot cake is very similar to what my wife uses to make her banana bread...she doesn't use butter, but olive oil instead. I can't tell the difference...tastes delicious to me.
    Love carrot cake. I hope you have saved me at least a couple of slices! (LOL) Nice presentation as always. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. Looks delicious and healthy.... i would suggest date sugar to make it even healthier (khajoor ka gud) ...!

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  5. Fantastic cake, love bakes with olive oil..

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  6. very healthy combination.. looks so yummy..
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  8. wow..the cake loooks very soft and perfect,,,yummm!!

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  9. Looks delicious. I love carrot cake but never tried baking it. I like the idea of using olive oil rather than butter.

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    1. Yes Mina, even I tried with olive oil for the first time.

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  10. I only tried carrot cake for the first time last year and I have been missing out. I love it!

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    1. Me too... tried for the first time.

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  11. delicious, soft and healthy carrot cake.

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