Friday, May 14, 2010

Healthy Carrot Cake

Who amongst us don’t like sweets? OK, let me re-phrase, who amongst us don’t like cakes; especially, home baked, healthy cake’s? Yeah…I know the answer 
Today I am going to share with you the recipe of one of easiest cakes ever! Yes! I am talking about Carrot cake.

For the longest time I had the fear for baking cake at home. Even when I tried this recipe, which I picked up from my neighbor, I was a bit apprehensive. But the dear neighbor assured me that it’s going to be just fine! So there I went. And here is the recipe with a few pictures attached…I have tried to make it as healthy as it can get. It came out just Yummmmy! Its not only yummy, its also healthy because of the fruits and nuts in it 

White four: ½ cup
Whole wheat flour: ½ cup
Honey: just over ¼ cup (or sugar)
Vegetable oil: 1/2 cup
Eggs: 2
Baking soda: ¾ tsp
Cinnamon: 1 tsp
Salt: ½ tsp
Grated carrot: 1 cup
Apples: pealed and grated, ¾ cup (you can substitute pine apple for this)
Walnuts/pecans: ¼ cup
Raisins (optional): ½ cup

And 9 inch baking pan.

1. Mix all the dry flours, white, whole wheat, salt, soda and cinnamon together.
2. In another large bowl, mix oil, eggs. To this add honey/sugar. Beat it for 2 minutes.
3. To the wet ingredients, add the flours. Remember that you always want to add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, so I had been told.
4. Mix just until everything is mixed, don’t overly mix.
5. To this cake mixture, add the dry fruits.
6. Take the baking pan and gently cover it with a baking sheet, you can use the same one you use for cookies, and grease it lightly with flour.
7. Pre heat the oven to 350 D F.
8. Bake the cake for 35 minutes and check the doneness by gently piercing the cake in middle with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it’s done. If not, bake for another 5 minutes and check.

That’s it! Remove the cake from oven and place it on a serving tray. You can either have it plain or use cream cheese frosting.
Your dear ones would love you forever for the taste! And what can be a better gift than this for a birthday party, picnic or just-because occasions?!?

Nutritional Facts:
1/4 cup honey: 260 calories (100% carbs)
1/2 cup Oil: 950 calories (100% fat)
Nuts: about 500 calories (3% vitamin C, 11% calcium and 19% iron


  1. I saw your comment on my other blog about coming up with a cookery blog.
    Great you've posted your first recipe. The cake looks great and of course healthy too.
    Will be here as you come up with more cooking from your kitchen.
    Madhu, a good beginning.


  2. Thanks Gouri for visiting my blog! I took the inspiration from you to start my own blog for cooking. I absolutely love cooking and hence why not write down what I cook!?! :)