I was a grown-up woman when Carrot Cake became my favorite and up to now,still it is.The funny thing here is I never like carrot.I always skip from eating carrot.There is something about its taste and texture that I dont like and sometimes even the smell affects me.But then,I love Carrot when its turned into a cake.This transformation has actually brought me to make my own carrot bread or cake..whatever.I just have this thought any banana or carrot which then turned into something sweet and fluffy will not pass for a cake not unless you put icing on top of them,so I usually call them Banana Bread and Carrot Bread..they only becomes cake to me if I put icing or frost on top of them.
Since Im working again,I need to bring food with me every once in a while or if time permits me that I can still manage to cook,I would love to pack my lunch with me.I wish I can do that.But for now I am settled with just bringing some cookies or these two baked goodies.Well.my co-workers are also food lovers,one common factor that we all enjoy is that we all love cookies,banana bread and carrot bread.They even told me that I should start selling my cookies to them.Hmmmnnn…not a bad idea but I am not ready for that as of this time ..maybe sooner… lol!
Here is my Carrot Bread/Cake Recipe.The ingredients and the process is very similar with my banana bread/cake.The only difference is well..yes..the addition of grated carrot instead of mashed banana…and ..oh..before I forgot, Carrot Bread/Cake has chopped pineapple in it.
Sift together the following ingredients:
300 grams all purpose flour
2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp baking powder
1tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger powder
200 grams soft brown sugar
In a mixer,put the following ingredients and beat:
4 whole eggs
250 ml olive oil
Then,add in the next ingredients:
zest of 1 lemon
zest of 1 orange
200 grams of grated carrot
Combine them well, add the sifted flour sugar mixture and add in the following:
227 tin of pineapple,chopped
150 grams chopped walnut
Mix gently until well combined.
Note: I do it manually,I carefully mix these last two ingredients using wooden spatula until the mixture is well combined.
Bake at 150 for 1 hour and 20 minutes.
You can just use a normal loaf pan if you want a carrot bread.
But if you prefer a carrot carrot cake,then make use of a round pan
For the frosting,you can make use of this:
Beat the following ingredients together until soft
125 grams unsalted butter
50 grams icing sugar
Then beat in:
250 grams cream cheese
Beat until soft and light.Chill the mixture until its thick but spreadable
thick but spreadable.
Wow! Look at that..yeah, she is such a pretty one.What I hate most has just turned into a queen…and she is soft,most,full,very rich and the smell is ohh..so good.
I decided to just slice them anyway,I brought one loaf for my co-workers to taste and amazingly they all love carrot..as a vegetable and much more as a bread/cake.Hmmmmnnn..my co-workers are all lovely..just like my precious Carrot Bread/Cake.
My dear Carrot..I may not like you for what you are…but still you made me fell in love with you…Im head over heels with you.Thank you for the magic of taste..you are a perfect mystery! Have a pleasant week to all… lets eat,lets giggle and lets be merry!
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