Sunday, November 16, 2008

Carrot Walnut Cake

I've been wanting to try this receipe for a long long time. So finally here it is. It tastes great (esp after 1 night). It is light, not too sweet, moist and not very heavy on cinnamon. It's just perfect. I want to share the receipe with everyone!

3 eggs
150g milk
300g sugar
1/2 tsp salt

180g vegetable oil (I use canola, but you can also use olive oil)
1 tsp vanilla essence

(C) (all sifted)
280g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

150g carrots, shredded (original receipe calls for 200g but I was too tired from shredding!)
120g walnuts, chopped

200g cream cheese (original receipe of 250g was way too much for me)
60g butter
120g icing sugar
1 lemon zest, grated
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp orange juice (orange juice is optional as I had leftover)

1. Whip A till well combined, followed by B.
2. Sieve in C and mix well.
3. Add in D and mix well.
4. Pour batter into a 30x23cm moud and bake at 180deg for 40min.

1. Beat cream cheese until smooth.
2. Add butter and continue beating.
3. Add sugar and baet till well combined.
4. Add lemon zest and juice. Mix well.
5. Spread topping on a cooled cake otherwise it will be very watery on the cake.

(Source adapted: Fruity Cakes by Alex Goh)


Let's masak said...

haha, I keep the same recipe also and this is also in my to-do list.

Ur cake looks fab.

Missy said...

thanks angela!! it tastes very good!

Let's masak said...

u follow the sugar amt in the recipe? How's the swneetness?

I normally cut down the sugar when I adapt Alex Goh's recipe.

Missy said...

Some are actually ok.. but usually for health reasons i cut by abt 10-20g. (i know its not very significant hee)

Let's masak said...

10g - 20g do play a difference.

U know the pecan raisin cake in this book, I cut down the sugar from 180g to 150g and the sweetness is just nice, imagine if I added 180g, must be damn sweet. haha.

Missy said...

keke i think 10-20g difference in some recipes is ok but some are not. but if i were to cut down on sugar, i will play up on like maybe the orange juice, or chocolate. so overall sweetness is just right ..

i think :)