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Carrot Walnut Cake with Spelt Flour ~ 胡萝卜核桃蛋糕

A Very Happy New Year to one and All 
All the Very Best in 2020

This is my first attempt at baking with spelt flour and I was quite skeptical at the beginning for I do not know how the texture of the cake will turn out.  But after reading through the recipe which calls for about half spelt and half self-raising flour, I have more confidence to give it a go.  Spelt is low in gluten and perhaps that's the reason why the recipe calls for only half spelt flour.  The cake turned out swell and the texture was good, soft and moist.



Carrot Walnut Cake with Spelt Flour ~  胡萝卜核桃蛋糕

Ingredients
  • 115 gm wholemeal spelt flour
  • 113 gm self-raising flour
  • 140 gm soft or dark brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 70 gm walnuts, chopped
  • 70 gm sultanas, chopped
  • 300 gm (about 2 medium size) carrots, grated
  • Zest from 1 orange
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of salt
  • Icing sugar for dusting (optional)
Method
  1. Line an 8 inch square pan with parchment paper.
  2. Sift self-raising flour with baking powder, salt.  Whisk in the spelt flour to mix well.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs, oil and sugar till creamy.
  4. Fold in the flour mixture in 3 batches, mix well.
  5. Mix in the chopped walnuts, sultanas and orange zest, mix well.
  6. Finally add in the shredded carrots.  Mix till well incorporated.
  7. Pour batter into the prepared pan, level the surface.
  8. Lightly tap the pan on the work top.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven @ 180 deg.C for about 45 to 50 mins.  Test with a skewer till it comes out clean.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for about 10 mins. before removing and cooling it completely on a wire tray.
  11. Dust with icing sugar before serving, if desired.
                 

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