Sunday, April 26, 2009

Carrot-Coconut Cake


The other day i was surfing some blogs and i came across this carrot cake recipe and i found the ingredients of it quiet interesting and nice so i thought of trying it as soon as possible because i love carrot cake but i had never tried it before using buttermilk and dessicated coconut......, i would like to thanks laavanya from cookery corner for sharing this recipe(though i did slight changes as i used butter instead of oil and i didnt do any frosting for it as i wanted it to be simple) and i really enjoyed doing it, as well as having it.....so u all try it too.....
Ingredients
2/3 rd cup maida or (12 tbsp)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter(softened at room temperature)
1/2 cup white sugar
a pinch of salt
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla essence
1/4 cup butter milk
3/4 tsp cinnamon powder

1 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dessicated coconut
few walnuts for garnishing
Method
  • Sieve maida,baking powder,salt,cinnamon powder and keep aside
  • In a bowl, add egg,sugar,butter,vanilla essence,buttermilk and beat them with the help of an electric beater for 5-10 minutes
  • Then slowly add sieved maida little by little and  beat it well with a electric beater till u get a smooth consistency
  • Then add grated carrots,chopped walnuts,dessicated coconut and mix well with a spoon
  • Grease a baking dish and pour the cake mixture into it,garnish it with walnut in the center and sides of it and bake it in a preheated oven at 180 C for 40 minutes or till done, cool it on a wire rack and then cut it and serve