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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Eggless Carrot - Walnut Cake



I favor eggless cakes and so tried to convert the carrot cake recipe found in my food processor manual into an eggless one. The experiment was a huge success and everyone at my home including my parents loved it. It was a pretty decent cake sans icing (since I don't care for it.)
Actually the experiment started to get rid of the overripe bananas lying on the kitchen counter. I substituted them for eggs in the original recipe. I had to also finish off the coconut flakes bag and so dumped that as well into the batter and added some cardamom, for that awesome flavor imparted to the cake.
The awesome combination of healthy carrots & walnuts, sweet coconut, delicious raisins and aromatic cardamom make this simple, carrot - walnut cake a scrumptious one.

Ingredients
2 cups flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup roughly chopped walnuts
1/2 cup raisins (I used a combination of raisins and sweetened, dried cranberries)
1 tsp cardamom powder or vanilla flavoring 
Scant 1/2 cup melted butter / ghee / oil
2 bananas - mashed
2 small sized carrots- peeled and finely grated
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes (optional)
Few Tbsp of milk, if needed



Tried to slice it before capturing the images and then the desire to taste it grew so stronger that I had no patience to capture a piece of cake. :)

1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F. Grease the cake pan* or line bottom with parchment paper.
2. Mix up the mashed bananas, carrot, coconut and butter in a mixing bowl. Gently add the remaining dry ingredients and mix them together. If the batter is too thick, add a few Tbsp of milk to the batter.
3. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and bake in preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean, about 45 minutes.

* I used an 8x8 inch cake pan.

This goes to Siri's Healing Foods event; guest hosted by me this month, with the theme Carrots.

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15 comments:

Kiran said...

Suma,
Delicious combination of ingredients makes this eggless carrot-walnut cake look very yummy.
Thank you for sharing your successful experiment with us.

veena krishnakumar said...

wow suma
this looks very inviting

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Suma, it looks beautiful !!!

suma said...

Walnut and carrot is a mouth watering combo.. delish!!

RV said...

Lots of wonderful flavors in this cake.. Looks yumm Suma.

chaitrali pathak said...

like like like......looks delicious

Priya said...

Nutty carrot cake looks scrumptious..

Kairali sisters said...

Wow wow wow..That cake looks so sos good. Love that color and perfectly baked Suma

Love
Kairali sisters

Latha said...

Looks wonderful. Great combination too.

Nitha said...

the cake looks gorgeous

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Delicious and Flavorful Cake..I too love the cakes without icing..

kitchen queen said...

lovely and perfectly baked combo cake.

jayasree said...

Perfectly baked cake. And eggles too. Good job, suma.

Anonymous said...

hiii this is mythili we live in sharjah is great to learn from your site ireally like the recipes!! great work!! pl tell me can I make the cake in microwave without oven as i dont have one and how can i make it soft what do u suggest

Suma Gandlur said...

Mythili, thank you. I have never tried baking this in a MW. However I have tried a basic cake recipe in a MW that has worked well. I will see whether that can be adapted to make this carrot cake. I will try to post it, if it turns out well.