Monday, July 19, 2010

Egg-free Moist Carrot Cake


Here I come with yet another cake!! Yeah, I love baking, particularly cakes, precisely why I have named my space as "Cakes and More'.  I know that cakes come in here more often and the 'more' is rare. I do cook stuff other than bakes and think about posting them on the blog. But then I get too lazy to measure out my eye-balled ingredients or too pressed for time to do it in the morning rush-hour- which is when I finish my majority of cooking. I have to start work by 8.30 if I must have a productive day before my daughter arrives at 12.30. School assignments, playing peace-maker between my kids, preparation for the next day rush-hour and wrapping up the day pretty much sums up my evenings.( I know I must be making my life sound oh-so-boring and scaring away any wanna be moms) So u  get the picture right? I am a working foodie and harangued Mom of two:-)) That good enough an excuse I hope for long gaps between my posts and then coming up with only bakes. I really, seriously marvel at other blogger working moms who manage to blog more often. Oh, yep, tips on 'how working, harangued moms can blog more' most welcome!!!!!

Before you begin to wonder if you are reading a food blog or a parenting blog, lets get on to my experimental Egg-free Moist Carrot Cake. I had been feeling guilty that I bake so often, but haven't made anything which my Mother could eat. She does not eat eggs, neither does she like chocolate. Egg-less baking is not really something I am extremely enthusiastic about, for the number of hits as compared to the misses are quite less. This one however was quite tasty and moist, easy to make and came out quite well. Hope in my egg less baking keeps getting resurrected now and then!!.

The recipe is from here and with small modifications.

Ingredients:


  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon(I have used cardamom)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup melted butter or vegetable oil(I have used ghee)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar ( I have used lemon juice)
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped almonds(My addition)

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees C (175 degrees F).
    2. Mix the dry ingredients and spices until well blended.
    3. Add grated carrots. Stir until thoroughly blended.
    4. Add wet ingredients. Mix thoroughly.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for about 30 to 45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

    I have used melted ghee & added some chopped almonds(look what guilt can do!!) I was feeling very generous as I was baking for the first time for my Mom. I used crushed cardamom in place of cinnamon as I thought she may like the combo better. The bigger reason is I am too chicken to try out cinnamon,vanilla and carrot that too in my shaky area of egg-less baking.

    And yeah, my first attempt at stencilling!!

    This goes to Champa's weekly Bake Off.

    37 comments:

    Divya Kudua said...

    Wow..Eggless,moist Carrot cake..that sounds really interesting!!and yeah,the stencil work looks pretty too!!

    Deepthi said...

    i will definitely try dis 1..n i am glad dat amma will be ok wid it.....

    cookcurrynook said...

    Woot! This is dreamy, and def a healthy cake...something I would love to try. Maybe as carrot muffins, so I can force myself to stop at one portion :) My mantra: A healthy muffin a day keeps those cravings away! What say? :))

    Deepthi said...
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    cookcurrynook said...

    P.S: Love the stencil work too!

    veena krishnakumar said...

    cake looks so yummy, will bake it this weekend

    Nandini said...

    The cake is excellent and lovely! I have a recipe of the cake that uses organic jaggery which isn't available and was quite doubtful if brown sugar was the right substitute. After reading your recipe, I'm no more skeptical and I'm going to try it some day!

    Prathibha said...

    wow...the cake looks really yummy..loved the eggless version..

    Nithu Bala said...

    Wow! thanks for this recipe..will try with all that you have used..yummy cake..

    J said...

    a must try in my list.. I haven been very successful in carrot cakes.. i had tried using yoghurt.. thanks a ton

    Nitha said...

    Delicious cake...

    Umm Mymoonah said...

    I just can't beleive this is eggless, looks so good.

    Priti said...

    Looks fab ...so tempting..

    Pavithra said...

    Eggless version sounds interesting ...will try this and i am bookmarking it.. nice stencil work.

    Sushma Mallya said...

    looks fab , even though its eggless it looks so moist and yummy...

    Cool Lassi(e) said...

    It does look very moist! Love the stenciled sugar dusting on top!

    Smita Srivastava said...

    Wow thats a wonderful eggless recipe ... the cake looks so moist n delicious .... Bookmarking it to try it out this weekend !!!

    - Smita
    @ Little Food Junction

    Satya said...

    wow ,eggless cake ..looks so soft n delicious..

    Kiran said...

    Eggless carrot cake looks very moist and delicious.

    Malar Gandhi said...

    Eggless cake sounds nice, it looks perfect, moist and very tempting.

    Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

    Wow, that sure looks moist :)

    Dhanya Ganesh said...

    Luved the stencil work on the cake,Cake looks moist and delicious.:)

    Priya said...

    Cake looks super soft Suma, scrumptious cake,loved that sugar dusting..

    PranisKitchen said...

    really deliicous cake.. with no egg .. u made it really good. so soft

    Suman Singh said...

    Cake looks divine...feel like grabbing those slices from the screen and indulge myself..yummm

    Sanjeeta kk said...

    Lovely and moist cake.

    Vrinda said...

    Very pretty carrot cake...

    Preeti Kashyap said...

    Looks perfect!

    Ambika said...

    Hey Suma!! Thank you so much for dropping by and your generous words! And thank you so much for letting me know about the subscription problem. I've fixed it now, can you please try to subscribe again. Again, I'm sorry for the inconvenience.

    And I'm glad you commented on mine, I could discover yours! And about the genoise, wait for some time and I'll post a killer sponge cake recipe that you can try :)

    Sarah Naveen said...

    nice recipe..looks so spongy and yummyy

    Deepti Pawar said...

    Pwetty Pwetty! Love the clicks!There's defn. some telepathy goin on over here...I just baked a batch of eggless carrot muffins and saw this post...and now Madhuri says she is on her way to make 'em too!

    Panchpakwan said...

    Looks yuumy and mouthwatering..
    nice presentation.

    PJ said...

    Looks so good!!Any idea how this would turn up in the microwave as amma too does not take eggs even if its in cakes.I would love to make this for her but have a MW and not a regular oven..

    Padhu said...

    Egg less version sounds great and cake looks soft

    Vegetarian Zest said...

    The texture of the cake looks amazing. Lovely.

    Pari said...

    Hi, first time here. The cake looks so moist and loved the stencil work. Following ur space.Drop by sometime.
    Foodelicious

    Pretty. Good. Food. said...

    This looks delicious! Your photographs are beautiful as well!
    I've recently launched my own blog, I'd love for you to check it out and let me know what you think! :) www.prettygoodfood.com Thanks and Happy Cooking!