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Carrot walnut cake ~ Updated



As the name implies, this is an update on my previous post of 'Simple carrot walnut cake' which was posted in October  2009 not long after I started blogging.  Now I'm resurrecting this recipe  with pictures of  the preparation for easy reference and also for my own record.  This time I added one ounce of wholemeal flour and subsequently reduced the plain flour to two ounces.  Can't really tell the difference in texture but the cake tasted good all the same.  Don't really understand why but this cake remains as a priority favourite amongst my family members.









Recipe for Carrot Walnut Cake

Ingredients
  • 4.1/2 oz soft brown sugar/128 gm
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup canola/corn oil
  • 1 oz wholemeal flour/31.25 gm
  • 2 oz plain flour/100 gm
  • 3 oz self-raising flour/150 gm
  • 1.1/2  tsp cinnamon
  • 1.1/2  tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2.1/4 cup shredded carrots 
  • 70 gm raisins, chopped and mixed with some flour from the above
  • 100 gm walnuts lightly toasted and coarsely chopped 
  • 1  tsp vanilla
Method
  1. Sieve the plain flour and self-raising flour with the salt, bicarbonate of soda and cinnamon.  Set aside.
  2. Cream the eggs with the brown sugar till creamy, add in the oil and vanilla, continue beating  till creamy and light.
  3. Add in the sifted flour, mix till well incorporated.
  4. Add in the shredded carrots, mix well.
  5. Mix in the raisins followed by the walnuts.  Mix thoroughly, scraping from the bottom and sides of the mixing bowl.
  6. Pour batter into a  24 x 13 x 7 cm loaf pan lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg C for 40 to 45 mins., till  brown.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  8. Let cake cool in pan for about 5 mins. before lifting it up to cool completely on a wire rack.




Comments

  1. Cheah, by the look, the cake must be soft, moist and full of flavours from the walnuts and spices. I like this cake cos' it's using oil. BTW, what's the size of the loaf pan?

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  2. oh that looks delicious! I love carrot cake just like your family =P haha.

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  3. Carrot cake is always my family favourite. but then I never add walnuts or cinnamon cos my family doesn't like it. I will have to eat the whole cake if I add them. I love it with cheese frosting or ice cream.

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    1. Mmmm.. would be nice with cheese frosting, I agree!

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  4. me too like carrot cakes and i prefer mine not to have too much nuts or fruits in it..just carrot and maybe one nut is good enough for me.

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    1. Good idea to try making a carrot cake on its own without the nuts and raisins.

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  5. This sounds very moist and delicious. My family, too, would love this cake. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Love all your step-by-step instructions of making this carrot cake. You have made baking look so easy :D

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  7. Hi Cheah, this cake definitely is soft, moist and full of flavours from the spice and I'll enjoy munching the walnuts, too. I gonna like this cake cos' using oil. BTW, what is the size of loaf pan used?

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  8. Thanks for this recipe. My Mum loves carrot cake and I tried baking for her once. It was not successful as the cake fell apart. I have given up but I'll give this one a try.

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  9. Delicious...this is one healthy cake :) I like the color of your carrot cake :)

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  10. Carrot cake is my favourite, simple and delicious!

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