Monday, January 21, 2013

Carrot cake recipe

I have a few extra carrots lying around in the fridge and since I will be back in Malaysia next week, I have decided to make full use of it otherwise it will be rotten by the time I get back. I don't usually make carrot cakes because I used to loathe carrots but now that I have developed the elusive "acquired" taste, why not?

I have obtained the recipe from David Lebovitz and I think the end result was prefect. Moist, light and flavourful cake:) The addition of brown butter made such an impressive difference to an ordinary carrot cake.

4 eggs
60ml vegetable oil
180ml melted brown butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
280g plain flour
400g sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp cinnamon
A few pinches of nutmeg and cloves (I must have added about 2 tsps of each!)
1 tsp salt
375g grated carrot
60g golden raisins

Frosting ingredients:
450g cream cheese
110g unsalted butter
240g icing sugar
A few drops of vanilla extract

Mix the wet ingredients together (oil, butter, eggs, vanilla extract) and slowly incorporate to the dry ingredient mixture( flour, baking soda, cinnamon, sugar, nutmeg, cloves, raisins, carrots). Bake at 150C until well done. Cream the cheese and slowly add in cubes of softened butter and then the icing sugar and vanilla extract.

Give it a go and drop a comment if you do:)

1 comment:

Intel Xeon Westmere said...

This looks GREAT! I just made carrot cake for my husbands birthday! We love carrot cake! Can't wait to try your version! Hope all is well with you!