Carrot Cake

I hv to clear a few things in my fridge bef Monday and that includes yogurt, thickened cream, double cream and also whipping cream.. I also hv like 1 big tub of egg whites in my fridge ... to throw them away means its a wastage.. to use it up to bake means I will hv to bake twice as much... and all my creams... its not that they are abt to expire... the thing is we will be away again fm Monday and hence the urgency for me to use it up by this weekend.

Anyway today I managed to use up my yogurt for my baking and cooking... one down a few more tub to go..

Carrot cake... all my life I hv never tasted it let alone bake it... baking something with carrot is something that I tried to avoid (Carrot = veggie).. well until last weekend when we were at Evita's place for brunch.. Alex (her hb) had baked a loaf of carrot cake and I decided to hv a slice and the first thing I asked him was... "Did u add mashed banana in ur carrot cake cos this cake tastes like banana cake?? he confirmed it and i got addicted.. anything with banana means good to eat lol

Sooo this recipe doesnt come fm Alex... I found this recipe in KG's blog.. she uses mashed bananas and I thought why not gv this recipe a try.. tastes almost the same as Alex's recipe.. a little denser tho.. but still I will force hb to ask Alex (hb's GM by the way) for his secret recipe :o))

2 cups plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder (i added nutmeg powder too)
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup walnuts - chopped
125 g butter - heated just to melt
3/4 cups dried dates - chopped finely (i used raisins)
3 ripe bananas - mashed (abt 1 1/2 cup)
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup Greek yogurt (i used plain yogurt)
2 large eggs - whisk lightly

Cream cheese frosting
200 gm cream cheese
125 gm butter
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven 175C.. grease 2 8x8 cake tin with parchment paper (i used bundt pan)
Sift together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Stir in walnuts...set aside.
Stir dates into melted butter, spreading the dates, add the sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine the mashed bananas and carrots.
Stir in the dates mixture
Whisk in yogurt and eggs.
Add flour mixture and stir until everything is well incorporated.
Divide batter into 2 cake tins, bake for about 50 minutes.

Cream cheese frosting
Beat cream cheese and butter. Add in icing sugar. Whisk for a few minutes and add in vanilla and lemon juice.

Note: I decided not to frost my carrot cake eventho I hv 2 blocks of cream cheese... am taking it light today muahahha.. yeah right!


Anonymous said...

hi rima,

i love carrot cake n i've tried baked the cake. awesome! the one n only cake i've tried...omg! i puji diri sendiri....hehehe...but my carrot cake, i use carrot n dried mixed fruits (no dates or banana)

may be i'll give ur recipe a try ;o)thanks for sharing!

Hv a good holidays n take care.


Rima said...

Hi Yan
Eh kalau kita tak press button kat lift sendiri siapa nak press kan heheh.. i think i like it cos ade rasa banana.. rasa crunchy of walnut and carrot.. ade bermacam rasa cake ni.. i tak de dates tu lah i used raisins but sedap jugak.. rasa masam manis..

Ty ty.. looking forward to any kinda hols.. dekat jauh.. as long as i get to go somewhere hehehe

Ana Suki said...

Salamz sis, I envy you lah.. another best of the best recipe here.. drooling..

You know, most women I met collecting the command things we usually heard.. shoes & bags.. but you.. yes.. I wonder.. how is your storage on all these culinary items.. your ingredients and all that!!


Rima said...

Hi anasuki
as a woman kita semua memang suka collect bags n shoes.. I also like but for my case where ever i go.. Baking supply shop lah menjadi kesukaan ku hehehe.. My previous entry i dah tunjuk how my baking pantry looks like.. Think april entry..

Anonymous said...

Saya hari hari mesti drop by your blog. Your blog dah jadi sumber inspirasi untuk saya memasak dan kebetulan apa yang you masak tu pulak memang my favourite. Thanks a million lucky to have found you di alam maya ni.

Ana Suki said...

April entry?!! Oh wow.. I bet I got to search and see it myself..

I think you are very cool sis.. perhaps macam ni next time I can seek for your advice where to get certain ingredients which am not rally sure eh.. boleh? (",)

Rima said...

Hi Anonymous
Can i hv ur name dear?? Ty cos sudi singgah my house.. glad whatever i bake u like and hopefully bila u bake it menepati citarasa u... I like to try out new recipe.. it gv me some sort of satisfaction bila cake menjadi and rasanye sedap.. :o)

Of cos can... sharing is caring hehehe... alamak barney lagi kah kah kah

silcleo said...

excellent! your last couple of recipes are without flour. Keep 'em coming. I am allergic to flour. Discovered it this week during the detox.

silcleo said...

oh no! there IS flour in the carrot cake :-( I'd misread it. oje

Rima said...

You allergic to flour?? aduhhh.. theres one food blogger who always bake something without using flour.. i will let u know her link later..

Anonymous said...

The carrot cake looks really good! One of my friends told me that carrot cake may not suit Asian palate, but looking at your photos make me wish that I could stretch my hands into the screen and grab a piece!

Rima said...

Hi puttingonmybakinghat
I think so too.. the thought of carrot in a cake.. eekkk me but after I ate a slice.. i like it.. honestly i like it cos of the bananas in it.. taste kinda like eating a banana cake lol

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Hi.. I am a SAHM to 2 kiddoes..19yr old boy n 2 year old girl.. met my Austrian hubby here in Singapore and hv been living here all my life... my love for baking started when i was 6mths preggie to my daughter, Sonia... my addiction to baking has not stop eversince.. I hope to learn as much as i can abt baking and decorating and then share it with u along the way..