Mama Doroschs' Carrot Cake

Lazy.. laid back Sunday... am so glad that what i had wanted to achieve fell into place.. started baking mac shells for my KL orders last Thursday.. managed to bake several lapis legit yesterday.. woke up early today to finish up one more lapis legit and tonight i will be preparing all the fillings for my macs.. tmrw is gonna be one long day as i hv to bake four more types of cakes and also pipe my mac fillings.. i hope i will hv the energy to bake something for my fellow kakis in Concorde.. am really looking forward to our 6 days in KL..

Yesterday was one of those days where i got agitated with just abt anything and everything under the sun.. probably i was just tired.. or maybe bec i still hv a little headache.. reason.. reason lol

In the mist of my busy schedule n mood swings.. i also managed to ice this cake.. it shud hv been a breezy one but with a supervisor aka my dear hb standing next to me with his arms behind his back and trying to pin point my mistakes.. i was like.. gesshhh.. maybe its just me but i dont appreciate being told like that.. i know it sounds bad and that he means well.. but I really dont like it?!.. honestly every single time i achieve something in baking - which i used to think was impossible - has my hubs name "engraved" on it.. hes the one that wud challenge me and gives me the motivation to bake.. he wud tell me the truth if he thinks my cake is not up to his expectations (the truth hurts sometimes) without him and his mouth.. i dont think i wud even wanna bake any celebration cake without any reason and this is one of em..

The last time i baked carrot cake was two years ago.. didnt think much abt it since i am not a big fan of it.. had my second serving of carrot cake while visiting hubs boss a year ago. he baked good carrot cake and ever since then i had mentioned to hubs to ask his boss for the recipe.. hubs kept on forgetting until today..

So here i am with another carrot cake recipe.. when i first saw this cake on Kitchen Trial.. i was smitten.. her carrot cake looks so so good and moist that i thought why not bake a carrot cake for the weekend.. baked it on Friday evening.. did the frosting yesterday night and today we had it for coffee when mom and dad came over..

I was right with my judgement when I first saw her carrot cake pics.. the cake turned out so soft and moist.. the walnut and the raisins added to the texture of this cake.. was just superb!! to me the cream cheese frosting was a tiny bit too sweet.. overall i really love the taste and the texture of this cake.. will definitely bake this cake again!

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups oil
4 eggs
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups grated carrots, packed
3/4 cup walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup raisins - i added

16oz (454g) cream cheese - well softened
8 tbsp (¼ cup)(113g) butter, well softened
2 lb (900g) icing sugar
4 tsp vanilla

Pre-heat the oven to 360ºF with a rack in the middle position. Liberally grease and flour a bundt or tube pan.

In a large bowl, beat together the sugar and oil. Beat in the eggs, one at a time.
In a second, medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.

Add the flour mixture to the sugar mix and mix in with a wooden spoon until well incorporated.

Fold in the carrots and walnuts (if using).

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before icing.

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Gradually beat in the icing sugar until well blended.

As for the ruffles affect.. below is the video of it.. hv a good week ahead.. i guess i will only be updating my blog in KL.. see ya!


Ria said...

wow..nampak yummy je kak..baru terfikir nk bake carrot cake..tgk2 you come out with this recipe..harus masuk list ni..hehe..enjoy ur kl trip ya..

Anie said...


Yummy looking alright ;) I tak makan carrot but I luv carrot cake nyehahahaz giler kan. When I bake carrot cake, I mesti tarok walnut and when combine with cream cheese tu lah yg membuat I like it. Might try this recipe one day.

Enjoy urself in KL.....bersusah2 dahulu with the orders and bershopping kemudian hehehez.

Alina said...

You always serve delicious cakes:) I love it!!!!

Yat Maria said...

Gorgeous cake babe! My list just got longer :)

Have fun in KL & yr gathering!

Nin said...

The cake looks yummy! Surely it tastes delicious..

Dewi said...

Salams Kak Rima,

I also love love love carrot cAke. But i do have a recipe that i always use. And it uses pineapples. But, this, i must give it a try somehow someday. BOOKMARKED..!!!

Oh and... 6 days.... No recipe/ baking pics of urs... Oh well, its ok. I believe there will be even more when u come back.
(will wait religiously) Heheheh... Hope u will enjoy ur getaway kak rima.


Messy Mummy said...

Gorgeous cake and for sure delicious..

Nak mimpi makan macs lah :)

Rima said...

Ty Ria.. how hv u been??

Yes do gv this recipe a try.. the cake is sedap .. the cream cheese frosting u kurang kan icing sugar sikit and ur cake will be perfect..

Rima said...

Anie Anie.. how come eh u know perkataan tu lah yg keep me going.. bersusah dahulu.. berhoray kemudian hahaha.. ah kannn.. tahu tak per.. biar suami ku sibuk seharian di KL and ku bershopping dgn duit titik peluh ku sendiri.. no guilty feeling one hehehe

Rima said...

Awww.. ty Alina.. no matter how busy I am.. i hv to bake something for the family :o)

Rima said...

alahhh.. not a big one pun.. its on wkdays so susah lah nak gather gather.. siapa yg can make ajer but kan if u and cik som can come.. walio wei.. sure i very the excited!

u pi try main icing ok.. can do petal and if tak suka.. can do ruffles.. just jgn kasi any supervisor ade kat sebelah.. habis nanti .. baik kita confident nak buat jadi stress pulak

Rima said...

Ty Nin.. gv it a go if u hv the time yah..

Rima said...

Tks Dewi.. looking forward to that.. selalu look forward to "chill" time.. the only time where i will sit down and watch all the drama mama kat malaysian tv.. maklum rumah kita cuma dapat tv1 hehehe

I like carrot cake yg ade walnut ajer.. not really into the ones yg pakai pineapples or coconut even.. tak tahu apasal.. gv this recipe a try if u hv the time and if u prefers urs.. maybe u can share the recipe with us hehe

Rima said...

Messy Mummy
LOL i hear ya.. see u soon dear!

Yee Er said...

Gorgeous carrot cake, ur cake is calling me;p.
My hubby gives me compliment only if i do it 200%, so i dun remember since when i decided to bake for sake of i want to do it, but not to please someone else. That makes me feel better.

Rima said...

Yee Er
Baking is my passion.. i usually bake whatever i feel like baking.. my hubs will taste it and if he likes it.. he will let me know.. if he doesnt like it.. well thats too bad lol.. he hates chiffon cake but i still bake it so really.. to me.. hes there to boost my confidence..

izahdaut said...

setiap entry kak rima about cake, mesti saya jatuh chinthaaaa.. hehhee..

monstorious wife said...

kak rima, pretty cake! Thanks for sharing the decorating technique.

illia said...

kak rima,

i do bake carrot cake last wiken..mcm same jer recipe frm differ is moist in fact..juz my grated carrot x rasa sgt..n cinnamon taste quite strong..still ur frosting look gud!

Nur68 said...

Dear Rima

I am very2 tempted to try this recipe..cos I love carrot cake so much..can't wait to try it..

and not forgetting of always impress me with your prsentation..wallla.....

dapurCikWan said...

cantik betul hasilnya =) kagum2.. =)

MamaRose said...

Hi Rima,

Gorgeous Cake indeed.. I usually have a setback in baking carrot cake... but you made them memanggil gitu...:)hmmm shall give it a try then...

MamaRose said...

Hi Rima,

Gorgeous Cake indeed... I always have a setback in baking Carrot Cake... but U made mcm memanggil gitu... hmmmm, perhaps I shall it a try...

Anonymous said...

Dear kak Rima,

Saya nak like je.. hehehe
The cake is so inviting..
ayooo.. :)

*mesti cuba one day! :)

Good Day to you ^_^

Nieza Delites said...

hi kak Rima,
love ur bakery adorable each time you published on ur page.
and i've try most of your recepi.
i do link ur page to my blog..(as my favs site, coz ur baking inspired me)

Ribbon and Circus said...

Enough said, all hail to Rima, the great baker !!! :P

Ola said...

It looks so perfect! Beatiful!

Life and travelling

Iema said...

Hai Kak Rima,

I was silent follower of your blog..emmsince when dah tak ingat dah..but tried few of ur recipe,,and this is my 1st is GORGEOUS!!!...everytime i bake must get complimentary punya fm my hubby n sons...walio wehhh...kembang semangkuk jadi nyer..hehheh..anyway, thanks for all the gud recipes sharing at ur blog..

Iylia said...

hi k.rima,

I dh try your recipe n the cake was so good :)

I share your recipe on my blog :)

My Graceful Self said...

Hello! I made this cake on Sunday and it was AMAZING! Super moist and packed with flavor. I posted it on my blog and liked to yours :) My pictures do not look as good, but it tasted superb! Thanks for the recipe.

Here is the post on my blog.


Unknown said...

Sis i just tried your carrot's so yummy.....thank you sis!!

Rima said...

Ty for trying sis

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