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Sunday, February 28, 2010

CARROT CAKE

Carrot Cake:

This carrot cake I prepare for my niece who has just completed her 1 Year. She likes the cake very much.

CARROT CAKE


Ingredients:

Maida (Flour): 2 cups
Powdered Sugar: 1&1/2 cup
Baking Powder: 1/2 tp
Carrtot: 6-8 (peeled & grated)
Baking Soda: 1/2 tsp
Nutmeg Powder: 1 tsp
Cinammon Powder: 1tsp
Cloves Powder: 1/4 tsp
Mixed Dry Fruits:1/2 cup((Raisins,Cashewnuts,Badam,pistachio)
Curd: 1/2 cup
Butter: 1/4 cup(kept at room tempeature)
Refined oil: 1/4 cup

Method
  • Sieve together Maida,Baking Powder and Baking soda at least 3-4 times. Keep it aside.
  • Beat together butter,refined and Powdered sugar till it becomes smooth and creamy.
  • Add nutmeg powder, cloves powder and cinammon powder.Mix well.
  • Add curd into this mixture and beat the mixture for about 5 minutes.
  • Slowly add maida mixture to the above. Mix all the ingredients well,stirring in one direction only.
  • Add grated Carrots, finely chopped fry fruits & mix it well.
  • Beat well and stir in one direction only.
  • Grease a cake mould with refined and maida.
  • Transfer the cake batter into the greased cake mould.
  • Heat pressure cooker for 5 minutes.
  • Put the Cake mould into it.
  • Cover the pressure cooker with the lid after removing whistle and rubber.
  • Put the cooker on a low flame and let the cake by itself for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cut them into pieces and serve hot or cold according to your choice




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