Friday, December 23, 2011

Eggless Carrot Cake and Merry Christmas !!

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas!! I guess most of you might be busy baking, cooking, visiting friends or family and shopping for the festive time rt. We don't celebrate Christmas as such. As a kid, I used to cherish the 10 days X'mas school vacation the most :). We used to buy and enjoy a plum cake from the famous bakery then , thats pretty much all Christmas was about for me !! 

Today's recipe is yet another eggless bake, a very healthy one too. I love the carrots in baked goods and the cake came out so soft n moist. This cake is very flavourful too and the house will be filled with the lovely cinnamon flavour of the cake while it gets baked. Hope you all will try this out.





What you need?

1 cup Wheat flour
1 cup grated Carrot
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1.5 tsp Cinnamon powder
A pinch Salt

1/2 cup Yoghurt
1/2 cup Oil
1/2 cup Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla essence

2 tbsp sweetened Cranberries


How to prepare?

Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease a cake pan and keep aside.

Sieve together flour, baking powder, soda , cinnamon and salt. Add grated carrots and cranberries to this. Mix well.

Whisk yoghurt, sugar, oil and vanilla essence together.

Combine the wet and dry ingredients. If you feel the batter is too dry, add 1-2 tbsp of milk..

Pour this in the pan. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted at the centre comes out clean.


Cool completely and cut into slices. 


Notes:
* You can add any nuts or raisins.
* The sweetness was perfect for us. If you like it very sweet, add more sugar.
* If you don't like cinnamon flavour, reduce it.
* You can use all purpose flour instead of wheat flour. Texture of the cake is slightly different when wheat flour is used, but there is no much difference in taste :)



Sending this to following events:


Chirstmas Delicacy by Julie at Erivum Puliyum




Bake Fest hosted by Sangee Vijay at Spicy Treats, initiated by Vardhini.




Baked Goodies at Tickling Palates




ABC Series: Cakes for Christmas event at Ramya's Recipe




Wishing all of you a great holiday time !!



38 Tasty Comments:

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Looks so tempting. I can almost feel the delicious aroma wafting into my nostrils. Merry Christmas !

Chandrani said...

Carrot cake looks awesome...

Treat and Trick said...

Guilt free and healthy cake! Love your recipe...

Deeksha said...

Delicious cake. Beautiful presentation.
Merry X-mas to you and your family.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Eggless carrot cake looks perfect and yummy. Merry Christmas to you and family as well :)
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

Delicious dear...wish u the same.

Priya said...

Eggless carrot cake looks super spongy and fabulous.

Square Meals said...

Very nice, I love carrot cake :-). Enjoy your holidays!

Aparna

khushi said...

lovely flavor....merry christmas
Bake with your heart

Priya Sreeram said...

loved the healthy twist to your bakes; sending across festive wishes & spirit

Nithu Bala said...

Superb delicious..

Julie said...

Yummilicious n perfect healthy eggless version!!Long time I wished to bake carrot cake,this is tempting me to bake one,will soon try!
Thanx a lot for linking it to my event
Ongoing Event -Christmas Delicacy (15 Nov-31 Dec 2011)
Erivum Puliyum
Wishing your family a Blessed n Happy X'Mas !!

Ann said...

I bet this was delicious and smelled amazing as it was baking! Merry Christmas!

Loveforfood said...

Beautiful pictures and yummy food.

Ramya said...

thanks for linking another yummy cake

faseela said...

superb........cake....eggless version....will try this soon

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow...carrot cake...looks delicious....never tried carrot in cake be4...surely would love to try it sometime :-)wishing u n ur family merry christmas !

Maayeka said...

cake with carrot and yoghurt..nice combo...looks tempting and delicious..surely try this...

nisha said...

Merry Christmas . Nice recipe for christmas

Priya (elaichii) said...

Lovely cake and merry christmas!

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

i cant believe it is eggless, looks so spongy. love the colour too :)

Sharmilee! :) said...

Moist and yummy the cake looks...tempting too

sangee vijay said...

wow..cake looks so moist and spongy...too tempting Sobha :)
thank you so much for linking it to Bake Fest
Spicy Treats
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Jay said...

looks very very good shoba..I'm mouthwatering..;P
Tasty Appetite

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Cake looks fantastic.

Vidhya said...

Your eggless carrot cake looks so moist and yum. I also loved the fact that it is made with wheat flour.

San said...

Carrot cake is incredible dear. Hope you had a lovely christmas.

Indie.Tea said...

Sounds delicious. Hope you and your family are enjoying the holiday season.

Urmi said...

Carrot cake looks yummy, fabulous and tempting.

Plateful said...

Count me in for any eggless bakes, I so love such recipes. Cake looks wonderfully moist and yum. Hope you had a smashing holiday season. Wish you a very Happy New Year!

Priya's Feast said...

shoba,Cake luks superb and yum...Happy new year to you.

Gayathri NG said...

Sounds perfect n delicious cake, luv the flavour...

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, eggless? mmm can i have 2 pieces please..thanks and have a nice day

Hobby Chef said...

Hey Sobha.. U have a very soothing Look of the blog... and very god recipes specialy the baked ones...

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maha said...

I love the carrots dat carrot cake...super pics dear........

Anisha Ranjit said...

This is great... I wish I'd seen this before I baked the carrot cake with wheat flour and oats for my parents as I prefer eggless. Anyways will try this next time.

Lakshmi said...

Wow... Wonderful...I tried this cake and it just came perfect... spongy and tasty...Everybody luvd it... I hav some doubts...
1. y do v use yoghurt in cakes?can v omit yoghurt...
2. Instead of oil can we use ghee or butter ..whats the proportion

Sobha Shyam said...

Hi Lakshmi..Sorry for the late response. Very happy that u liked the cake :) Thanks for the feedback, really appreciate it :)
Regarding your doubts...
1. I have used yogurt here to replace the eggs. It also makes the cake soft and spongy. You can omit yogurt and add eggs or any other egg substitutes.

2. You can surely use butter. I never use butter while baking cake, so I can't tell you the right proportion. Sorry about that.

DO try other recipes and let me know if you like them :)

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