i got the recipe from one of the cooking website when i first started baking. i think it was http://www.myresipi.com/.
after few tries i changed the recipe slightly to get a better texture and taste. :)
1 cup vegetable oils
1 1/2cup castor sugar
4 medium size eggs
2 1/4 cups multipurpose flour or cake flour
1 tsp bicarbonate soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup chopped toasted walnut
2.5 cups grated carrot
2 tbsp vanilla extract
you can put some raisin if you like.. maybe 1/2 cup. i don't really like raisin in my foods.. so i never put them in my cake unless if it's an order.
the best thing about the recipe you don't need a mixer for it! u can just use you whisk..
1. Preheat oven to 185c
2. Beat egg and sugar together, then add oil and beat it again.
3. Mix flour, all the powders, and salt then add it in you egg mix.
4. Put it your carrot and mix it with your batter and lastly add in the walnut.
5. I usually use a 10" square pan. Generouly greased your pan with butter then put in you batter. Bake for about 40 - 50 minutes.
*i made the cake in cups for my best friend's engagement.. this is how it turn out..
my 2nd try on fondant decoration..
cream cheese is the best topping for carrot cake.. but you can also use chocolate topping... it's really good.. :)
my cream cheese recipe is very simple..just mix all these ingredients together. beat it until sugar dissolve in the cream..
1 block Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 1/2 cup icing sugar ( u can put more if you want it sweeter)
1 tbsp vanilla extract