Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 67/90

So yesterday, I tried reading a book. I really tried. But what I ultimately started reading was Ritu Dalmia's trustworthy cookbook. I keep it right next to me, so that I can access it easily at night, it helps me to vaguely plan my cooking day. So I was eyeing her carrot cake recipe, and I thought it is ideal to make in this weather, before these lovely red carrots stop showing themselves in the market, and we get the orange ones. :) 

So, today I carrot caked. And the results were lovely to say the least. 

Today's post is dedicated to my father, who takes awesomeness to new levels everyday. Love you! <3 

So here goes.. 


What you need: 

A cup of grated carrots 
Two eggs 
A teaspoon of vanilla extract 
80 grams of butter 
One and one fourth cup of sugar 
One fourth cup of oil 
150 grams of flour 
Half teaspoon of baking powder 
Half teaspoon of baking soda 
Half teaspoon of cinnamon powder 
50 grams of crushed walnuts 
One tablespoon of milk 

For the icing( This is my recipe) :D 

 180 grams of cream cheese ( I used the britannia pack) 
Three tablespoons of butter 
Three tablespoons of powdered/icing sugar 
A few drops of red food colour 
Two to three tablespoons of milk, depending on how thin or thick you want the icing 
A teaspoon or more of cinnamon powder 

A few whole walnuts for end decoration 

What to do: 

1. Blitz the sugar, butter and oil in a mixie. The book is in the background. :D 

2. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract, cinnamon powder in a patila. Oh, and the eggs, the eggs, them too. Then add the stuff from the mixie too. 

3. Mix away, and after a bit, add the carrots and walnuts. 

4. Mix some more, and add it to a pre greased baking dish. If you havent greased it yet, just add some oil. 

5. Bake for around twenty minutes in a 200 degrees celcius oven. Take it out and stare at it. :) 

For the icing, just blitz all the ingredients in the mixie and splather it all over the cake. 

In the end, add the walnuts on top. Yo. 

It looks so good that you should eat it and finish it and sing to it. :D :D 


  1. Whoa!! ITs so pink :) Love it, please do lets meet on Saturday !!!

  2. Yummiest cake ever and that's an understatement!