Friday, August 1, 2008

@ddicted to Carrot, Spice & Sour Cream Cake

Recipe Source: Family Circle (Murdoch Books)
quick and easy Cakes

This is my first attempt to make cakes using carrot & also my first cake from this book after bought it for sometime ago. Its a very fragrant with spice & moist cake. Here is the recipe.

Carrot, Spice & Sour Cream Cake


2 1/2 cups (310 gm) self raising flour
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup (150 gm) dark brown sugar
2 cups (200 gm) grated carrot
4 eggs
1 cup (250 gm) sour cream (I use plain yogurt)
1 cup (250 ml) vegetable Oil/Corn Oil

  1. Preheat oven to warm 160 C. Grease a deep 22 cm round tin & line the base with baking paper.
  2. Sift the flour & spices into a large bowl, then stir in the brown sugar & grated carrot until well mixed.
  3. Combine the eggs, sour cream & oil until lightly beaten. Add to the carrot mixture & stir until well combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tin & smooth the surface. Bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted into the centre of the cake.
  5. Leave in the tin for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

60 gm cream cheese, softened
20 gm unsalted butter, softened
1 tsp grated orange rind
2 tsp orange juice
1 cup (125 gm) icing sugar, sifted

Beat cream cheese, butter, rind & juice in a bowl with electric beaters until light & fluffy.
Gradually beat in the icing sugar & beat until smooth.

Ice your cake when its cool completely.

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