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Eggless Carrot Cake and Award

This is my second egg-less cake and again the result is awesome!!! It came out very moist and had beautiful texture. Again I replaced the eggs with yogurt and looks like its working for me.

This is a very flavorful cake especially the spices add inviting flavor to it. The carrots provide nice color. Try it for your self, you will love it !




Ingredients:

*Whole wheat bleached flour - 1 cup
Carrots - 2
Indian curd (thick) or Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Canola oil - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 2/3 cup
Nutmeg powder- 1tsp
Cinnamon powder - 1tsp
Vanilla essence - 1tsp
Milk 1tbsp
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp
Salt -1/4 tsp
Raisins - handful
Walnuts, chopped - handful

Method

Pre- heat the oven at 360 degree Fahrenheit and grease the baking pan and keep it aside

Combine all the dry ingredients [except sugar] and sieve it through at least 2 times

Blend oil, thick yogurt, sugar and vanilla with a beater for 1 minute at medium speed

Next fold in the dry ingredients and mix gently without running the mixer

Add milk if the batter looks dry and mix with hand mixer for 2 minutes at medium speed [the batter should not be runny. It is on the thicker/denser side]

Throw in walnuts and raisins and pour the batter in a greased cake or muffin pan and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tooth-pick inserted comes out clean (In my observation, cakes with yogurt take little longer to bake. Don't be surprised if takes more than 25 min)

Let it cool on a cooling tray for 1 hr before slicing

Notes:
* You can use 1/2 cup regular whole flour + 1/2 cup all purpose flour [maida] also
The cake is just sweet....if you want more, increase the sugar content.

Check my Eggless Banana-Walnut Cake



~~~~~~~~~YAY AWARD TIME ~~~~~~~~~

I would like to thank Madhuram of EgglessCooking for awarding me with a generous Amazon gift card for her Whole grain baking event - Oats . Do check her blog for the round-up, you will find a good collection of oats baked goodies.....



Thanks Madhuram!

~~~~~~~~~~Event Participation~~~~~~~~~~

I am sending this entry for "Cook For Yourself " event hosted by Radhika who is celebrating her first blog anniversary!

Comments

Sushma Mallya said…
wow pic has come out so perfect,really felt like having a piece of that lovely cake...so delicious and perfectly baked...loved it..will surely try this eggless version too..and congraz on ur awards renu..hope lots more come ur way...
Sarah Naveen said…
Congrats on ur award Renu...
cake looks so delicious!!!
wow!!!!!! looks excellent...Congrats on ur award
Deepti said…
congrats on ur award...ur eggless cake is luking very inviting...will give it a try.
Priya said…
Wow Renu, such a eyepleasing and droolworthy carrot cake, congrats for winning whole gran event dear..keep rocking!
Tina said…
Soft and spongy...Healthy carrot cake looks yummy and beautiful.
my kitchen said…
Perfect baking,looks good
my kitchen said…
Congrats on ur award
Oraphan said…
Oh! That cake looks so amazing!
I've been looking for eggless cake recipe for the longest time. I'd love to give this one a try. So glad I found you, you have such a great blog (I found you at Kothiyavunu Blog). :)

p.s. Congrats on your award!
Lovely cake, congrats on your award.
Sharmilee! :) said…
Love carrots in any form, carrot cake looks yum yum!!
Prathibha said…
Such a gorgeous color dear..looks perfect n yummy
Suparna said…
hi Renu,
Yummy looking moist carrot cake, shall try replacing egg with curd. Thanks for the tip.
Congratulations on ur award.
TC
Aparna said…
Looks very soft and fluffy, just like a cake with eggs.
Vrinda said…
Carrot cake is my son's fav,looks moist and yummm,that too eggless...
rv said…
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RV said…
Looks colorful, thanks for sending it across for the event.
Sumi said…
cake looks lovely Renu.good work
Congrats renu!!Wishing many more to come!
Cake looks awesome and very soft..perfect bake renu..Never tried cake without egg..will try ur version and let u know.
Ankita said…
Congrats on the award.The cake looks super moist and delicious.
Vidhya said…
wow Renu, that picture itself is very inviting... congratulations on your award
Gulmohar said…
Wow that looks perfect...Congrats on your awards...
Mythreyi Dilip said…
I love carrot cake that too eggless version sounds yummy........
Loved the texture of ur eggless cake. Even i use thick yogurt for eggless cake. Nice healthy cake. YUM!
Kalai said…
Cake looks so moist and spongy. Pic makes me to drool.
Sireesha said…
Cake looks delicious ,soft and moist
Indrani said…
I love carrot cake..it came so soft and moist..good one..pl. collect some awards from my awards for my followers post
Shri said…
Looks delicious, Renu!COngrats on the card:)You do have a wonderful blog!
Wow...that's an soft and yum looking cake...love the color...congrats on winning that baking event...rock on dear...
Sanjana said…
The texture of this cake look awesome! I love trying out eggless cake recipes to try and find the best one- so that I can stick to it :D Congreats on your award and i'm definetly trying the cake out! :D Thanks for sharing!
-Sanjana from KO Rasoi
sangeeta said…
congrats for the award Renu n this cake is such a healthy n yummy recipe...the photo looks perfect!!
thanks for dropping by...
Prerna said…
hi Renu,

baking soda and baking powder both 1/2 tsp? just wanted to recheck with you.
Renu said…
@ Prerna
Yes, both are 1/2 tsp. Make sure you use thick yogurt. Also, cakes with yogurt take little longer to bake.
sweta said…
Great cake!!can't wait to try. Just wanted to clear avfew doubts - 2 carrots meaning approximately one cup? And can I use eno instead of baking soda?
Renu said…
@ Sweta: you can add 1 cup of carrots. It is OK. I really don't know if you could substitute baking soda with eno, have never tried. I feel it should be fine, but not sure. If you decide to use, do let me know the results. Good luck.
Itisha Parekh said…
hii... ur cake looks awesome
can i use white sugar in place of brown sugar ??? wat difference will it make ?? reply soon :)
Renu said…
@ Itisha,
Yes you can use white sugar. Doesn't make a whole lot of difference in terms of texture. Its just brown sugar is in thing. I don't think nutritionally it is significantly different. Also, brown sugar sometimes gives color. Now a days I don't necessarily use brown sugar. Hope I am not too late with my reply

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