Kate – Uma’s mom- captioned her e-mail quite aptly when she sent me the recipe for this carrot cake that Indira so loves.
I first heard about it when Jenny baked it for school some months ago (her granddaughter Dylan was in Indira and Uma’s class till she moved away recently).
Then Kate made it too, a few weeks ago, and Indira told me again how much she liked it, after Uma shared some with her on the bus coming back to school from their weekly swimming trip.
So yesterday she was really thrilled when I told her she could help me bake it for their gouter.
Noor, let it be noted, pitched in too, fetching and clearing things, stirring the mix a bit, and was delighted to be allowed to use the the new electric whisk.
Jenny’s Famous Carrot Cake
2 cups of flour (I use a mix of whole wheat and plain white flour)
1 cup of melted butter or cooking oil
2 cups of sugar
3 cups of grated carrot
1 tsp each of baking soda,baking powder,cinnamon and salt, mixed in to the flour
1/2 tsp of vanilla essence (optional; I added it, though the original recipe does not mention it)
For the icing:
75g cream cheese, 50 g butter,1 tsp of vanilla essence and icing sugar(to taste), all well-blended
To make the cake:
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl, then add the sugar and the butter, and blend well. Now add the carrots, stir just to blend, then add the flour mixture. Mix this in well, and pour in to a cake tin (use one tin if you are not going to ice the cake, or two equal-sized round tins if you do intend to make the icing too) and bake for 45 minutes-1 hour at 175 degrees C.
To ice the cake, layer the two rounds with it, and also put some on the top.
I have it on good authority that the icing is delicious, so you may want to try and make that extra effort.
I skipped this part but Indira said “Oh but it’s exactly the same !!!” anyway, thank goodness 🙂