Carrot Cake


 

“A party without cake is just a meeting” – Julia Child

How true is that! And with a cake like this one, there won’t be a person who would not be pleased with it.

I have been wanting to bake a carrot cake since quite some time, and I’ve tried a few version before over the last few years. But nothing impressed me as much as this recipe did. Moist, flavourful cake that will win your heart like no other. Sweetness from the carrots and pineapple combined with the nuttiness from almonds and coconut is an absolute delight.

I baked this cake in a bundt pan which gave it a beautiful crust all over. And it goes without saying, a carrot cake is incomplete without a cream cheese frosting.

This carrot cake will not match any carrot cake you have baked or tried before. This easy one-bowl recipe is definitely a must try. Oh, did I say it has no oil or butter whatsoever!

Recipe source here.

 

 

Ingredients:

For the cake:

Apple sauce – 1 ¼ cup
Sugar – 1 ½ cup
Eggs – 3
Plain flour – 2 cups
Baking soda – 1 tsp
Baking powder – 1 ½ tsp
Salt – a small pinch
Cinnamon – 1 tsp
Carrots – 2 cup, grated
Coconut – 1 cup, shredded
Almonds – 1 cup, chopped
Crushed pineapple – 1 cup (use pineapple in juice)
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

For the frosting:

Butter – ½ cup
Cream cheese – 1 cup
Icing sugar – 1 cup
Vanilla extract – 1 tsp

 

Method:

  1. Preheat oven at 180 Degree Celcius
  2. Grease and dust with flour a 10 ” bundt cake tin
  3. In a large bowl, beat sugar, eggs and apple sauce together
  4. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Combine together
  5. Next add carrot, coconut, almonds, pineapple, vanilla extract and fold everything together
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and place into the preheated oven
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  8. Let the cake cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove on to a cooling rack and let cool completely
  9. To make the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until smooth
  10. Place the cooled cake onto a plate or cake stand. Spread the frosting all over it
  11. Slice and serve

 

beat sugar, eggs and apple sauce together

Beat sugar, eggs and apple sauce together

 

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon

Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon

 

Combine them together

Combine them together

 

add carrot, coconut, almonds, pineapple, vanilla extract and fold everything together

Add carrot, coconut, almonds, pineapple, vanilla extract and fold everything together

 

Pour into the prepared pan

Pour into the prepared pan

 

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean

To make the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until fluffy

To make the frosting, beat the butter and cream cheese until fluffy

 

Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until smooth

Add in the vanilla and powdered sugar and beat until smooth

 

Frosting ready to be spread on cake

Frosting ready to be spread on cake

 

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