Friday, March 28
For some time back, i was trying to make a cake in the microwave, but all resulted in a flop show,(some were dry, others don't puffed up) Finally i found this recipe and it came out very really well. Originally this was also meant to made in the conventional oven,as in my friends recipe(and like my all other recipes, that i used to make long back), but i did microwaved it,and thanx god, finally got good results...
1 cup (100 grams) pecans or walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
2 1/2 cups finely grated(340 grams) raw carrots
2 cups (280 grams) all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated white sugar
1 cup (240 ml) sunflower, vegetable or canola oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Butter or spray two - 9 x 2 inch (23 x 5 cm) cake pans and line the bottoms of the pans with a circle of parchment paper.
Toast the pecans or walnuts for about 8 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool and then chop coarsely.
Peel and finely grate the carrots. Set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
In bowl of electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), beat the eggs until frothy (about 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is thick and light colored (about 3 - 4 minutes). Add the oil in a steady stream and then beat in the vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated. With a large rubber spatula fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts. Evenly divide the batter between the two prepared pans and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. After about 5 -10 minutes invert the cakes onto the wire rack, remove the pans and parchment paper, and then cool completely.
If using microwave oven, cook the cake for about 7 minutes, in 70% power , and standing time of about 10 minutes.
Also add 1 Tbsp cocco powder, to get the brown effect.
Cake is ready..
This is my entry for MEC :Cakes
Update: I made this cake in microwave , and then tried my hands at icing for the first time. Can check it out here.