AnuSriram

Ingredients:
  • All purpose flour - 1 1/2 cups
  • Sugar - 1 1/4 cups
  • Shredded carrots - 1 1/2 cups (from 4 or 5 carrots)
  • Oil - 3/4 cup
  • Plain Yogurt - 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence - 2 tbsp ( If preferred)
  • Cinnamon powder - 2 tsp
  • Cloves - 4 crushed
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Chopped walnuts, pecans or Almonds - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut flakes - 1/4 cup
How to make it:

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Shred carrots and keep in a bowl. Do not strain the water from carrots. In a separate bowl, Mix All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder and cloves. Now add oil, sugar and yogurt and beat with a whisk until smooth. Now add the carrots and nuts and mix thoroughly. Grease an 8*8 inches cake tray. Pour the batter and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let it cool. Take the cake out of the pan, add frosting if required on top of the cake and sprinkle the coconut flakes before the frosting dries out completely. Coconut flakes - Heat shredded coconut in a pan on medium heat, mixing continuously until it becomes dry. Be careful that it does not turn brown.

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29 Responses
  1. Asha Says:

    Love love carrot cake. Quick breads are the best kind to make in a hurry. Looks delicious Anu!:)


  2. easycrafts Says:

    Looks great....the nuts and carrot in the cake make it tempting


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  4. Archy Says:

    Wow.. Lovely eggless carrot cake with coconut flakes.. !!
    was looking forward for eggless cakes.. Thanx for the recipe Anu !!


  5. arundati Says:

    one of the most fulfilling cakes...the flavour and nutrition from carrots...i love it


  6. Dhivya Says:

    Love carrot cake..eggless sounds great and yummy too


  7. sandhya Says:

    Looks delicious... Thanks for the recipe Anu...


  8. Vanamala Says:

    mmmmm!!!! anu gr8t recipe.
    lovely pics


  9. Shankari Says:

    wow..is yogurt the substitute for eggs?


  10. Red Chillies Says:

    Looks delish and I love eggless recipes!


  11. Uma Says:

    very good looking carrot cake..that too eggless. That's for me!


  12. Sagari Says:

    cake looks so moist anu, love it


  13. Meera Says:

    Looks great! Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe.


  14. Maya Says:

    Great looking carrot cake..Thnx for this recipe..Have to try it sometime..


  15. Purnima Says:

    Anu, thanks for sharing this beautiful eggless carrot cake! Yummmy!!


  16. DEEPA Says:

    very moist cake anu ....wish could have tasted them ..I always buy them from the store ...thanks for sharing


  17. jayasree Says:

    Looks moist and yummy. And eggless too, I am for it.


  18. Lavanya Raj Says:

    cake looks so perfect..it is very tempting too..


  19. Bharathy Says:

    Nuts,Carrots in a cake minus eggs...That sounds interesting,Anu!..I have always comeacross carrot cakes with Oil instead of butter as in the regular cakes..Wonder why!!!


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  21. SMN Says:

    really lovely looking carrot cake.. thanks for sharing..


  22. jayasree Says:

    Anu, I tried ur carrot cake recipe. Followed to the T. Excellent result. My family liked it so much. Thanks for sharing.


  23. AnuSriram Says:

    Thanks Asha.. Me too love quick breads..
    Easy crafts, those nuts adds a great flavour to the cake..
    Archy, coconut flakes was added for giving extra kick to the recipe and it is optional..
    Thanks arundati for your comment.


  24. AnuSriram Says:

    Dhivya, Sandhya and Vanamala ... thanks for leaving your valuable comments..
    Shankari... I believe yogurt gives a gr8 flavour and also helps in rising..
    Red chillies, sagari, Uma and Meera thanks for dropping by and leaving such beautiful comments..
    Maya, purnima, deepa, Jayasree, Lavanya raj, smn thanks for all your comments
    Bharathy, me too was thinking about that... If anybody knows why, pls share...
    Jayasree, Good to hear everybody liked it... Hope you enjoyed!


  25. Mansi Desai Says:

    That looks great Anu! hope you can whip up something for my WBB-Balanced Breakfast event too! you can even send this cake in, 'coz it sure looks healthy to me!:)


  26. Archana Says:

    hi.. this looks great.. Can i add some orange zest as well?? i like the flavour of oranges in carrot cake..


  27. Sophia Says:

    Hi,

    Looks great. One thing i most liked about this is it is quick and easy. No hassle.Thanks for sharing.


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  29. What a decadent and gorgeous carrot cake! Came here following the url from Twitter :) I missed it out earlier..awesome..love the texture. Might try minus the eggs sometime.

    regards,
    jennifer of Matrox Graphics