Sunday, March 9, 2014

Yet another carrot cake recipe

The way I have been baking carrot cakes, it really looks like I have become obsessed with them. Here is a variation I tried in a bid to make it more healthy. I used this carrot cake recipe I posted earlier and made some changes to it. I added grated zest of orange and a 1/4 cup of orange juice. Instead of the 3/4 cup of oil, I used only 1/2 cup oil and use 1/4 cup apple sauce. I also added the raisins. I did not have ready apple sauce with me so I made my own taking some tips from the Net.
Carrot cake with less oil and apple sauce
1 cup all-purpose flour/maida
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup apple sauce
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins, cut in halves
2 tbspns grated ginger
Grated zest of 2 oranges (about 2 tbspns) 
1/4 cup orange juice
Healthy carrot cake with less oil
  • Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  • Grease and flour a 9 inch round pan.
  • Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix sugar, oil, apple sauce and eggs.
  • Beat in flour mixture.
  • Stir in shredded carrots, grated ginger, grated orange zest, orange juice, raisins and chopped nuts.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  •  Allow to cool.
  • Slice and serve.

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