Monday, February 11, 2013

Carrot Cake

I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe.
This recipe was given by a close friend at heart...Thanks Kak Fari....YESS it indeed delicious :-)
Examine this cake closely, look at all the goodies and hidden treasures in this slice of carrot cake. Do you see the raisins, and walnuts….Mmmmmm and carrot of course. Anyways this is the best carrot cake ever….well I think so
Made this specially for my Hubby...YEAH! Carrot cake is Hubby’s favorite....

Carrot Cake
Courtesy and credits to Kak Faridah Mansoor
250g Brown Sugar
3 eggs
230g vegetable oil (1cup)
1 tsp vanilla essence

300g All purpose flour
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda

270g Grated carrot(apprx 3 cups)
100g Chopped nuts-(I used walnut jer!)
100g raisins

1- Grease and line pan with baking paper.Preheat oven at 175 C.
2-In large mixing bowl beat sugar and eggs till tickened- add in oil and vanilla essece -beat well
3-Add in th (B) into egg mixture and mix well
4-Fold in carrots, nuts and raisins
5-Pour batter into prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes to 1 hrs or until done.(mine was baked for 1 hr 15 mins)
6- cool for 15 minutes and remove from pan -lets it completely cool before decorate with cream cheese.

Cream cheese
250g Cream cheese
125g butter
1/2 cup icing sugar ( if you prefer sweet taste please use 1 cup instead)
2 tbsp whipping cream
1 tbsp lime zest( from 1 large lime)

Cream butter, add cream cheese and sifted icing sugar  until nice and fluffy .Then add whipping cream and beat until well incoporated.Lastly fold in lime zest .
And these cupcakes was made by my cousin...she asked me to teach her to decorate the cupcakes with fondant and how make the flowers too... well I was happy happy to help....cantikkan kerja tangan dia...( tepuk tangan jugak kat cikgu ... muhaha nak jugak orang puji..keh..keh...)

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