October 05, 2009

carrot cake



what should i write about the carrot cake? this absolute classic is for me something in between the meal and the dessert. i love it especially in the morning with my long caffe latte... well i could continue to describe what carrot cake is for me anyways i was curious to learn something more about it and this is what i found:
"carrots have been used in sweet cakes since the medieval period, during which time sweeteners were scarce and expensive, while carrots, which contain more sugar than any other vegetable besides the sugar beet, were much easier to come by and were used to make sweet desserts. the popularity of carrot cake was likely revived in britain because of rationing during the second world war. carrot cakes first became commonly available in restaurants and cafeterias in the united states in the early 1960s. they were at first a novelty item, but people liked them so much that carrot cake became standard dessert fare. in 2005, the american-based food network listed carrot cake, with its cream-cheese icing, as number five of the top five fad foods of the 1970s." (source here).
ok then. after reading something more about this lovely dessert history let us just make it!


you will need:
-180 g of flour
-4 g (half teaspoon) of baking soda
-4 g (half teaspoon) of salt
-3 eggs
-210 g of sugar
-70 g (5 tablespoons) of vegetable oil (best would be sunflower seeds oil)
-1 mature apple (grated)
-200 g of grated carrots (usually 3-4 medium size carrots)
-50 g of nuts (about 10 nuts)
-40 g of rasins (3 tablespoons)

preheat the oven to 180°C. In a bowl mix well dry ingredients: flour, salt and baking soda. in another bowl mix the eggs with sugar until the mixture becomes light and soft. add the oil and grated apple pulp. add this liquid mixture to the flour and mix (not too much - your cake will be softer). add the carrots, nuts and rasins. mix for the last time and put the mixture into a plum cake pot covered with baking paper. bake for about 55 minutes. can be served with fresh cheese icing (mixture of cheese - about 5 tablespoons, 2 tablesppons of butter, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 5 tablespoons of icing sugar).

now enjoy this classic and irresistible dessert. my husband doesn't like it - it's all for me!


29 comments:

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

So delicious! I love carrot cake.Thank you for carrot info. Those picks are soo great!
xoxo

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Kristin said...

I adore carrot cake, especially with coconut. Mmmmmm!

kaunis said...

This recipe makes me wish I was better baker. Haha, I guess that means I'm off to the oreos again!

Beach Vintage said...

There is something really comforting about carrot cake.

Lele said...

Mmm I've seen a bunch of these chocolate cake recipes that are flourless and use ground almonds. I bet it is INCREDIBLY DECADENT!

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

I love carrot cake!

Ravi said...

Hey what a delicious cake..
thanks for the amazing information
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Fahrenheit 350° said...

Carrot Cake is my favorite cake of all! I always add pineapple to mine - but apple sounds delicious! Stopping by from SITS to say hello!

bluecottonmemory said...

My boys love carrot cake, but your carrot cake is a work of art! I'm in a cake making mood and it's time for carrot cake. I'm going to have to trying your recipe. It looks totally yum!

Amanda said...

Your pictures are just lovely!!

And the description as well... I am not wanting carrot cake! :)

Blessings-
Amanda

Amanda said...

I meant to say I am NOW wanting carrot cake!

AMother'sEarth said...

Thanks for the comment! You always have such great pictures!! And the recipes aren't too shabby either ;)

Chocolate Lover said...

I've never had carrot cake that had apple in it before! I've made it with crushed pineapple in the past.

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from SITS! You can't go wrong with a good carrot cake!

Mama Plays Mozart said...

This is an interesting recipe for carrot cake -I've never thought of adding grated apple! I'm actually allergic to nuts, so I usually have to make my own carrot cake when I'm craving some. I'll have to try this recipe sometime (minus the nuts of course!)

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

YUM! We love carrot cake in my home, especially in the fall. Thank you for this recipe. :)

~KS said...

I made my first carrot cake a few years ago... and I even got icing to decorate it with frosting carrots. I was pretty pleased with myself. I am going to try your tasty recipe though! Mmmm...
Also, I am leaving you a little blog award over on my blog this afternoon :)

Little Miss Baker said...

What a precious little blog you have here. So comfortable and cute and classy! Thank you for stopping by my site today; your comments left a smile on my face :)

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

Carrot cake is the best! And your picture looks absolutely delectable!

Queen B. said...

CUTEST PICS , EVER !

Frugal Vicki said...

I adore carrot cake, and this looks fantastic. Plus, how those cute little carrots were wrapped up so nicely, you gave me a great idea for presents, one of those little here are all your ingredients things!

Frugal Vicki said...

Oh yea, stopping from SITS!

Something White said...

Dear Justyna,
when I lived in France I had several times carot-cake and it is just very tasty and nice! I should make one again, since I didn´t for a long time. Thanks for the recipe here!
And also I would like to send a big THANKS for the lovely-blog-award which you gave me.
Big hug to you! By the way, did I tell you already that my grandmother was Polish as well? She passed away a long time ago.
All the best, see you soon again,
Marjolijn

Torie Jayne said...

I love carrot cake, thanks for the recipe, Have a sweet day!

The Royal Family said...

i'm hungry now.

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Chef Eureka said...

Mmmm, fresh is best! I love carrot cake! :) Happy Friday

Kari said...

That looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog on my SITS day.

Kara@ Creations by Kara said...

Oh yum, I love carrot cake!

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