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How to make a carrot cake from scratch
When you are making carrot cake, there is no need for being a perfect chef. it easy to make extremely good taste versatile and utterly delicious
I have been eating cake since I was a child ‘ believe me or not ‘ i fell in love with this recipe
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Carrot cake ingredients ( HOMEMADE CARROT CAKE INGREDIENTS )
You are making carrot cake ‘obsessively ‘ you need some ingredients. don’t worry there is no need for a high-quality ingredient I bet lots of stuff already in your kitchen
Flour – it must for the cake it depend on you which type of flour you are using ‘ basically‘ I like using all-purpose flour if you don’t want to use this flour so you can substitute some of the all-purpose flour for whole wheat or white whole wheat flour
Baking soda – Baking soda mostly used in baked goods such as cakes, muffins, and cookies You are wondering how baking good for cake answer is simply baking soda allows the cake to rise and become light and fluffy that make cake more good in taste
vanilla extract, and Salt, cinnamon – vanilla extract for the delicious flavor of vanilla that is easy to taste and salt reduces bitterness and allows the sweetness to come forward and cinnamon for good flavor
Oil – make a good cake, oil must for baking cake because it keeps the cake moist, good, and good taste. it depends on you which type of oil you are using you can use such type of oil canola oil, pure olive oil, avocado oil, vegetable oil, safflower oil, and peanut oil but I personally use vegetable oil and coconut oil
Sugar – you can use brown and white sugar but I like both combinations of sugar because it makes the cake more sweet, moist, light, and delicious
Eggs – without the use of eggs cake is incomplete my point of view I know some people are vegans they don’t like eggs in the cake. Eggs add structure, leavening, color, and flavor and give height and texture to the cake
carrots– How can we make carrot cake without carrot you know these you need lots of fresh carrots for making carrot cake. you can buy carrot from your near shop
Pecans and raisins – you know I like carrots cake with Pecans and raisins but I know most of the not prefer it only depends on you you like it you can use and don’t like so not use it all up to you
How to make the cake batter
The method of making a carrot cake recipe is not as simpler as you think it is if you have a couple of bowls and all ingredients that essential for cake. so you need to stir all the ingredients together then you can absolutely make this cake. the main part of making cake batter combine all the ingredient let check how to do it
There are some dry ingredients and wet ingredients you just keep both another bowl. you have to put dry ingredients one bowl until they did not blind well and Then I whisk all the wet ingredients together in another bowl.
dry ingredients and wet ingredient you have made mixed them together until you don’t see any large streaks of flour
you can add some carrots, nuts, and raisins: When your batter gets ready, I fold in the carrots and if I’m using them, the nuts and raisins.
Finally, the time comes that we have been waiting for a long time, bake the cake first step is to mix all the ingredients together and the second step is to bake the cake
STEP 1 – MIX THE ALL INGREDIENT IN ORDER TO MAKE PERFECT CAKE
YOU WILL NEED
FOR CARROT CAKE
2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/4 cups (295 ml) canola or other vegetable oil
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
1 cup (200 grams) lightly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
3 cups (300 grams) grated peeled carrots (5 to 6 medium carrots)
1 cup (100 grams) coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup (65 grams) raisins CREAMY FROSTING
8 ounces (225 grams) cream cheese, at room temperature
1 1/4 cups (140 grams) powdered sugar
1/3 cup (80 ml) heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup (50 grams) coarsely chopped pecans, for topping cake
In order to make a perfect cake first step is to mix all the ingredients together, so one of the best ways is to take a two bowl because we are going to mix two types of the ingredient as if wet and dry after mix both together
in one bowl mix the eggs, sugar, and oil, and set aside. in another bowl, mix together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and powder, nutmeg, and salt. after making both mixtures then stir the dry mixture into the wet mixture until it’s fully mixed. Fold in the grated carrot.
For extra flavor, texture, and sweetness, you can add other ingredients such as raisins, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, and well-drained crushed pineapple.
If you want to make it a little bit healthier then you can use some kind of healthy oil as if coconut oil, canola oil with an equal amount of unsweetened applesauce. it will give the cake apple flavor as well as reduce the fat content
Step 2: Bake your carrot cake
Now the time comes that you have been waiting for since the beginning. you have to take round baking pans then put the batter you have made before and pun into the oven baken 30 to 40 minute after that take off the pans from the oven and let it cool your cake is now ready
Step 3: Prepare the cream cheese frosting
you baked the cake, now its time to make the cake appearance good ” how can we do that ” answer is simple to decorate the cake. Then we have to make frosting in order to decorate the cake
How to make cream cheese frosting
Mix Cream butter and cream cheese in a large bowl, then add the vanilla extract. Next, beat in the powdered sugar gradually, then add milk until the desired consistency is reached.
Reserve about 1/2 cup of frosting for optional decorating. Fold the chopped walnuts into the remaining frosting, if desired.
If you don’t like walnuts you can use a different nut whatever you like as if pecans, almonds, and pistachios.
Step 4: Frost and decorate
You have baked your caked and frosting is now ready then spread the frosting between the layers and over the top and sides of the cake.
You can use some chocolate in order to toping and put off the top
If you want you can use some carrot for decorating.
It only depends on you how you decorate your cake, as you like you can. whatever stuff you can use for it I leave to you
If you want to customize your carrot cake in your ways and want to use your own ingredient fell free and use it
- Nuts: you can use some nuts as if pecans, walnuts, pepitas, and hazelnuts into the batter and also use for frosting
- Raisins: You can also use some raisins that increase the cake taste
- Coconut: use coconut if you like
- Spice the frosting: If you want to use a bit of extra flavor in the frosting itself feel free to use, I recommend stirring 1-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger into the frosting.
It only depends on you which stuff you are using for decorating the carrot cake.
Step 4: Enjoy your cake
Your cake is ready so you are you waiting to slice your cake with the help of a knife and now dig in
Can I make carrot cake cupcakes using this recipe?
Yes, we can make cupcake using this recipe, most of them asking the same thing so there no need to bother you want you can make it easilly using this recipe. you are making cupcake instead of carrot cake”, i would recommend bake for 14 to 18 minutes in the oven and use a cupcake pan rather than round shape pan. then let it coller and enjoy
How do you store the carrot cake?
you know that we used cream cheese frosting for decorate the cake so there is a cream cheese frosting on the cake, we can put it into the fridge. But most of the bakers leave the frosted cake on the counter for a day or two( remember one thing your kitchen shoud not be hot ). If you kept the cake the cake in refrigerate, it will last for 5 to 6 days.
Can I use applesauce instead of oil in the carrot cake recipe?
You can definitely use applesauce instead of oil in a carrot cake, Before use it, kept it mind oil adds a lot of fat and moisture to the cake That makes cake taste extreamly good . Applesauce is good, but oil is slightly better for the texture
Can I add pineapple to the carrot cake?
Yes, if you want to add something by yourself then feel free to use, because it is your cake. It will add even more moisture to the cake so use fresh pineapple or if you are using canned, drain it first before adding to the cake. We do not recommend adding more than 1