A few days ago Uma, one of Indira’s classmates, brought carrot cake to school for her snack and she shared some with Indira, who loved it and has asked me several times since then to try and make one.
So this afternoon, I decided to try out a recipe I have for carrot cake (from Jean Pare’s fantastic “Muffins and More”) and this is what the girls had for their gouter today, with a glass of milk. Noor liked it a lot, and asked for and finished a second piece. Indira, though, said she preferred the one that Uma’s mom made. Oh well…
I liked it a lot too; it just bursts with flavor and taste, thanks to the carrot and the spices.
Noor stayed home this afternoon for her nap instead of going back to school after lunch, and helped a lot with fetching and putting the ingredients together, breaking the eggs, mixing the batter, etc.
Well done, Noor, and thank you !!
This recipe has a few changes from the original, but still works well.
1/2 cup of melted butter (a cup of 200 ml measure)
1 and 3/4 cups of flour
1 cup of brown sugar
1 cup of finely grated carrots (you will need 3-4 carrots for this quantity)
2 and a 1/2 tsps of baking powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of freshly grated/powdered nutmeg
1/4 tsp of freshly powdered cloves
1/4 tsp of ginger powder
walnuts – 1/4 or 1/2 cup
Blend together the sugar, the eggs and the butter. Stir in the carrots.
Mix all the other ingredients in a bowl. Add to the previous mixture, and gently stir together till everything is well-blended.
Pour in to a loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes at 180 degrees C.
Remove the cake from the pan only after it has cooled down, to keep it from breaking.
This is definitely one to make again.