Thursday, July 03, 2008
Asha's Carrot-walnut cake
I have made carrot walnut muffins earlier.Was thinking of making the same recipe into a bread as a dessert for a dinner with friends.But came across Asha's Carrot cake recipe and my mind was set on it.
Whipped it first thing the next morning and it turned out great.
Some recipes will be in your bookmarks for ages, waiting for the moment, but some recipes will immediatly get your attention and make you get right into it.This is one such recipe.
Posting the recipe just for the record. I didnt prepare the glaze, however Iam publishing it for keepsake.Thanks Asha for such wonderful quick recipes
2 cups all purpose flour,
1/2 cup chopped walnuts,
1/4 cup Raisins,
1/2 granulated sugar,
1/2 cup brown sugar packed,
3 teaspoons baking powder,
1 tsp ground cinnamon,
1/2 tsp salt,
2 cups finely shredded fresh carrots,
1/2 cup milk,
1/3 cup vegetable oil,
How to bake:
Preheat oven to 350F/200C
Spray with no-stick oil inside one 9 1/2 x 5 1/2" loaf pan or three 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch loaf pans. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, nuts, sugars, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt until well blended. Stir in the remaining ingredients just until moistened.
Spoon into pan or pans. Bake 50 to 60 minutes for a large loaf, 35-45 minutes for small loaves, or until they are baked in the middle.
Cool on a rack before glazing.Place a wide plate under the cooling rack to glaze.
mix 1/2 pack of Cream Cheese,
1cup powdered sugar or more or less than you like,1 tsp Vanilla essence,drop or two Orange food color,and add enough milk to make it thin enough to pour to coat the cake.
Heat this for 40 secs in the microwave,not more than that.Whisk and pour on the cake with a plate underneath the cooling rack to catch the extra glaze.
Let the get firm on the cake and replace the plate with another and pour the glaze again on the cake until evenly coated.Garnish with baby carrots and walnuts.
Cover and chill the cake if you like or keep it in the cake dish covered.Tastes great the next day with all the goodness of Carrots and Walnuts!:)