Friday, February 11, 2011

Carrot Cake You'll Crave

It's a carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting for my Bible Study fellowship aunties. I go to a bible study once a week. All my members are aunties who have aged with grace. They are women, who have experienced life. You look at them and their faces radiate with the happiness of standing through whatever life had to offer them. They are a group of women who to me have stood through the tests of time and conquered it all in their personal lives.

Eggs - 2
Molasses - 3/4cup
Grated carrots - 1 1/3cups generous amount
Plain flour - 2cups
Baking soda - 1tsp
Ground cinnamon - 2tsp
Ground ginger - 1/4tsp
Grated nutmeg - 1/4tsp
Walnuts - 1cup roughly chopped
Sunflower oil - 1cup

Cream cheese - 1/2cup
Butter - 4tbs
Icing sugar - 3/4cup

Preheat the oven to 180C.Grease a 9inch square pan/ bundt pan/ ring mould  with butter and line with parchment paper. In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs until well blended. Add the sugar and oil. Mix well. Add the grated carrots. Sift in the flour, baking soda, and spices, then add the walnuts. Mix everything until well incorporated. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan and bake till the center is nicely risen and from to touch. Remove from the oven and let it cool in the pan until just warm and then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
To make the topping, put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and beat together until really smooth. When the cake is completely cool, spread the topping and smooth with a fork and leave to firm a bit before cutting into 16 portions. I was reserved with my frosting owing to the crowd I was serving. I didn't want my ladies indulging into too much sweetness. Thus using a spoon simply flicked the frosting making it look like a drizzle and left it to firm. Store in an airtight container in a cool place up to a week.

I'm sending this across as my entry for Priya's event.


  1. I am craving 4 it...for sure:-)
    Rich spicy cake with the cream cheese icing wud b a perfect dessert treat :-)

  2. Looks tempting nd delicious...

  3. Gorgeous cake,love carrot cake,bookmarked.

  4. Dear Aliena, Thanks so much for entering your wonderful dessert to my event. Please gin up or click follow button so that I can enter your dish into the competition

    Thanks dear,

  5. lovely carrot cake.sure it will be a hit

  6. Yummy...that looks awesome, and so easy to make!

  7. Hi Ally,

    I just discovered your site and it's wonderful. Full of mouth watering recipes.

    This carrot cake looks just great. Could you tell me what you meant by Molasses? Is it melted jaggery you used?


    Reena, Kuwait

  8. @Reena: Incase your finding it difficult with molasses then brown sugar would be a good substitute

  9. hey ally... nice recipe... shall try this soon.... where did u get molasses? in b'lore?


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