Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Choco Carrot Cake

I really wanted to make something really different for Valentine's Day. I also wanted it to be eggless since my daughter should avoid eggs in her diet. I found this recipe on Active Cooking and had to give this a try. It really tasted wonderful and my daughter was happy to see these hearts in her hands.

Flour/Maida - 1½ cups
brown sugar - ½ cup
white sugar - ½ cup
cocoa powder - ½ cup
baking powder - 1 tsp
baking soda - ¼ tsp
grated carrots - 1½ cups (approx 2 medium)
melted butter - ¾ cup
vanilla essence - ½ tsp
walnuts - ½ cup, crushed
milk - ¼ cup

Grease a cake tin dusted liberally with flour. I used the muffin moulds.
Sift the baking powder, cocoa, baking soda with flour. Mix in the walnuts.
In a bowl, take butter and sugar and beat well.
Fold in the flour mixture, carrots. Mix well add milk to get the pouring consistency.
Pour the batter into the prepared tin.
Preheat the oven at 200 degree centigrade. Bake for 10 minutes at 200 degree centigrade. Reduce the temperature to 160 degree centrigrade for further 20 minutes till done.
Remove and allow it to cool completely. Invert and tap out gently and then serve.

This cake is off for the following Events:
My Favourite Things: Love - Heart Shaped Foods hosted by Bindiya at "In Love with Food"
Cook and create with luv for luv since I made this just for my 2 cute hearts in my life!!!! hosted at Asankhana.
Just for You by Alka at Sindhi Rasoi


Happy cook said...

WOwo looks like you did make the day really special.

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely cute hearts Poonam..am sure both of your hearts would have enjoyed it.Great presentation too..I made a heart shaped cake too..for my heart;-)

notyet100 said...

lovely presentation,..thnks a ton for sendin this over,..:-)

notyet100 said...

lovely presentation,..thnks a ton for sendin this over,..:-)

Asha said...

Great looking cake, I love a V day cake mould too! Glad you enjoyed the V day:)

Dershana said...

choclate and carrots...what an unusual and interesting combo! very cute.

suparna said...

Something very unusual poonam! would have tasted great too!! The hearts look too perfect. Nice pictures.


Ashwini said...

wow..looks very nice..Heart shape looks lovely and yummmm

Namrata Kini said...

Cute cake Poonam. I have never tasted a carrot cake but always wanted to try one. Your hubby and daughter must be so proud of you.

Superchef said...

those hearts look really cute..hope you had a good day...glad to have found your blog!

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely cake and nice combo...Heart looks cute.

Preety said...

wow what a perfect heart shaped cake..such a nice gift for v day..

sowmya said...

looks cute..

Priya said...

Gorgeous cake also eggless, yummy n really cute hearts:)

Alka said...

Thanks for a HEARTY entry,i simply loved the healthy cake
I am sure ur daughter had a blast :-)

Smitha said...

Looks like someone had a cute valentine's day ;)

bindiya said...

what a delicious and cutie pie cake,great entry!