(makes 3 dozen cup cakes or one 3 layer 8 inch cake)
Apart from baking, the pleasure of seeing pictures of cakes in books is a pleasant experience . This time i stuck upon a book in the library Sweet Chic www.tribecatreats.com and just turning the pages is a great pastime for me. The simple steps to make it easy for the novice baker is the plus point in this book and i tried Carrot cake from this book. I am giving the actual recipe . As it yields large amount of cakes i just halved it and baked .
Cake Flour – 3 cups
Carrot – 3 cups coarsely grated
Oil (Vegetable )- 1 ¼ cup
Baking Powder -1 tsp
Baking soda – ½ tsp
Ground Cinnamon – 2 tsp
Ginger powder – 1 tsp
Salt – ½ tsp
Large eggs -4
Sugar – 1 ¾ cup
Whole milk – ½ cup
Pecans – 1 cup
Preheat the oven to 350 degree F.
Grease the pan.
Sift the dry items and mix together
Mix eggs, Oil, sugar and milk in the bowl of a standing mixer at medium speed for 30 seconds. If hand mixed whisk just for 1 minute .
Add the flour in parts and mix for 30 seconds.
Add the carrots, pecans and whisk for 15 seconds. .
Bake for 40 to 4 5 minutes . Carrot cake is ready.