Saturday, January 2, 2010

Spiced Eggless Sponge Cake with Carrots

The endless yum yum food blogs have always tempted me to post some of my mum’s cannot describe out-of-this-world recipes (:D)on the blogosphere, but despite good recipes never had good pictures to justify the yummy recipes.
This time was different though.
This time it was a Saturday - the time, the inclination, the ingredients, the urge to have a cake were all there and so I set out to make this recipe adapted from my mum’s eggless date and walnut cake recipe.
This one’s super easy and the cake is so soft you could never tell it’s an eggless cake. The ingredients are also ones that can be easily found in every kitchen.
1 cup Fine Wheat Flour (maida)
100 grams salted butter, melted 
1 tin condensed milk (I held just a bit back)
1/2 cup grated carrot
3/4 tspn baking powder
3/4 tspn cinnamon powder
3-4 cloves crushed
1/2 cup milk 
chopped almonds to spread on batter
  1. Pre-heat oven at 180c for about 10 minutes
  2. Grate carrot and keep aside
  3. Melt butter and mix well with 1 tin condensed milk
  4. Add 3/4 teaspoon baking powder and mix again
  5. Add 1 cup flour – little at a time to avoid lumps and milk simultaneously
  6. Mix batter well and add the cinnamon powder and crushed cloves
  7. Mix grated carrots and pour into a greased baking tin, spread chopped almonds on top
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes at 180C depending on your oven
Tip: If you’re note sure the cake is done, follow the toothpick test - insert a toothpick in the centre and if it comes out clean, the cake is done :)
And now relish this delicious piece :)
P.S. This recipe is  my first entry to food events in the blogosphere. It’s going to Show Me Your Cake over at Dil Se and Cakes & Cookies event at Indian Vegetarian Kitchen


Mamta said...

Luks Yumiee..will surely try it out..!! !! Some1's becomin an expert in cookin ;) luv ya!! !!

Komal-Nishka said...

yeah, kinda trying to - now that you've read it, don't mind feasting on some made by you when am home next ;P

Deeba PAB said...

Looks slam dunk delish Komal...I'm always amazed when I see such good looking eggless cakes. Lovely to see you post a recipe...WAY TO GO!!
Great beginning for the new year! Hope it's wonderful!!

Komal-Nishka said...

awww Dee, thank you for those kind words and stopping by - you are my inspiration to baking, blogging and awesome photography xx

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

oh so pretty... lovely cake!! thanks for sharing.

Komal-Nishka said...

Thanks Mahimaa :) Looking forward to the other entries

Divya Kudua said...

Looks so good Komal..never tried a Carrot Cake..I agree,mommies come out with the best recipes..:)

Komal-Nishka said...

Hey Divya, thanks for dropping by. Do give this one a try but add lots of dry fruits too.

BlogBay said...

Vow Komal I'm surely gonna try this out,but u know I'm so afraid to use my cooking range u bake this in a separate baking device or is it ur cookin range itself?great!keep it up!

Komal-Nishka said...

Hey G, yeah I use a seperate electric oven.. my cakes always go wrong in the ovens that come in the cooking range for some reason..

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