cakes and cookies

Carrot cake

June 5, 2008
low fat carrot cake that I have been baking since last seven years. It is a “no fail” cake with loads of appreciation from my friends.

This low fat carrot cake that I have been baking since last seven years. It is a “no fail” cake with loads of appreciation from my friends.

Exercise seems to be slowly disappearing from my daily routine. Last few weeks or to be more precise months I have been concocting every excuse for not hitting the gym. The yoga classes have become passé. My yoga teacher bumped into me recently at a coffee shop,”Hey I thought u have moved”, and my response was that was a good guess, sorry have been little bit busy but I definitely am joining up from next week. But I didn’t, I have no idea why I am doing this even if I strongly believe in the old adage Health is wealth. I guess I am bored of over doing things

 I was feeling so dull with my midday blues and pinning to have some  dessert but was in no guts to gear over the sugar laden ones. The only choice was my low fat carrot cake and my hummingbird cake that I have been baking since last seven years. It is a “no fail” cake and my friends have high regards for this loaf. I had collected this cake while browsing at the local library. I feel extremely bad for not being able to recollect the author’s name and book.

My sincere apologies  to the author but only thing that I clearly remember was that it was a superb collection of low fat recipes.

Here goes a moist mildly spiced carrot cake to indulge without any guilt.

low fat carrot cake that I have been baking since last seven years. It is a “no fail” cake with loads of appreciation from my friends.

HOW TO BAKE A CARROT CAKE

  • Low fat carrot cake

    • 1 1/2 plain flour
    • 1tsp Baking soda
    • 1tsp Baking powder
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 /4 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 /4 tsp ginger
    • 2/3 cup raw sugar
    • 1/3 cup melted butter/ oil
    • 1 egg
    • 2 tsp vanilla essence
    • ½ cup skim milk
    • 1 ½ cups grated carrots (squeeze the excess moisture)
    • 1 tin pineapple crushed and drained
    • ½ cup raisins
    • ¼ cup walnuts

    Shift the flours and add Baking powder, Baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

    In bowl mix egg and sugar, add butter and milk. Mix well till the sugar is dissolved.

    Add the crushed pineapple to the above mix.

    Gently add the flour mix and blend till well incorporated.

    Add the grated carrots, raisins and walnuts.

    Preheat the oven at 180 c. Grease a loaf tin or round tin and bake for 25 to 30 mins till done.

Alternatively you can skip egg and add buttermilk instead of regular milk.
Here is recent picture of this cake.
low fat carrot cake that I have been baking since last few years. It is a “no fail” cake with loads of appreciation from my friends.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Divya June 5, 2008 at 7:35 am

    Hey that cake looks so yummy!!a good choice for ppl like me..who are on a diet and struggling to resist temptations!!thanks a lot for the recipe!!

  • Reply Roopa June 5, 2008 at 9:58 am

    wow what a cake!! lovely pics!

  • Reply Swati Raman Garg June 5, 2008 at 11:34 am

    this one looks so tempting buddy… i want to bake 🙁

  • Reply Happy cook June 5, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    Indeed it is a delicious moist cake.

  • Reply Rachel June 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    My net’s been acting cranky..couldn’t comment earlier on..
    the spices I bet add a kick to the loaf right?

  • Reply Rachel June 5, 2008 at 1:32 pm

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  • Reply click June 5, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    same here. we’ve been to the gym twice in the past six months. love this recipe.

    – bee

  • Reply ranji June 5, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    wooooow!!these do look moist and definitely low fat…i am always looking for such recipes…loved this one shibani…really delicious.

  • Reply meeso June 5, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    I am terrible about going to the gym regularly too… The cake looks so good though, and now I’m craving some!

  • Reply Uma June 5, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    low fat carrot cake? Can I have a piece, pleaseeeeee! Lovely.

  • Reply Cham June 5, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    Love ur recipe, i love nut and raisin adding delicious!

  • Reply Madhavi June 5, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Great recipe, cake looks awesome, perfect!!!

  • Reply Kevin June 6, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Carrot cake is one of my favorites. Especially with the cream cheese frosting.

  • Reply Asha June 6, 2008 at 11:54 am

    Carrot cake and cream cheese frosting is a Heavenly combo! Looks yum!:))

  • Reply Arundathi June 6, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    that’s a lovely looking cake, thanks for sharing!

  • Reply Passionate baker...& beyond June 7, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Does look ever so yum…nice moist cake!

  • Reply Neha June 8, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    first time to ur blog, nice cake and it looks u are quite passinate abt baking…
    so r u from buvaneshwar,my inlaws stay in orissa, n my hubby is big fan of the city (he did his graduation there),nice to meet u..

  • Reply Aparna June 9, 2008 at 5:40 am

    Lovely cake and just what the doctor ordered, for me anyways!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog and allowing me to discover yours.

  • Reply Mrs keshwani September 26, 2016 at 11:03 am

    I would love to try but what can I use instead of an egg… Pls help

    • Reply shivsm September 28, 2016 at 12:15 am

      Mrs Keshwani,
      Thank you for stopping by.Honestly I haven’t tried it without egg, but i reckon give it a go without the egg and the taste will be same.

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