Friday, April 12, 2013

Food in Process: Carrot cake

Say "hurray" for carrot cake! This spicy and
moist cake is truly one of my favorite indulgences.
If you re-think about it, carrot cakes are pretty healthy
as well. Well if you leave out the thick layer of
creamcheese of course.

This is my first carrot cake in muffin shape and they
tasted not bad! I love how rich and moist the dough were
with the crunchy nuts! For the next time I'm going to
add a little bit more sugar and I think to add coconut
to it as well! Mhmm, I can't wait!


Da Recipe: 135 gram self-raising flour, 1/2 tsp 
baking powder, 150gr nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazlenuts etc.), 50gr butter, 1 egg, 1 tbsp condensed milk
150gr carrot, 1 1/2 tbsp cinnamon powder, 1 1/2 nutmeg, 30 gr brown sugar, 90gr natural yogurt, pinch of salt

100gr creamcheese, 30gr icing sugar, a few drops of lemon juice


 Ah man, this almond nut was a tough cookie to crack! My and my chickenbones only have cracked open 2 of them. 


Da Steps: 

1. Crack nuts and grate the carrots. Line the muffin tin with paper cups and pre-heat oven to 200º C.

2. Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg & salt and mix well. 
3. Rub the butter into the flour mixture and create a really 'crumble' effect. 
4. Add the sugar.
5. In a new bowl, whisk the egg lightly with the condensed milk and pour into the flour mixture.
6. Add the nuts, carrots, yogurt and mix well!
7. Spoon it in the cups for 3/4 full. 
8. Bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.

9. Mix creamcheese with icing sugar and lemon juice. 
10. Decorate the muffin on top with the creamcheese mixture. 

Good luck!   

I'm Feeling: good
Music: Alicia Keys - Listen to your heart - I've finished listening her newest album, so good!
Food: white chocolate
Drink: water

45 comments :

  1. I love carrot cake too! but I never thought to do them as muffins.. I must try it someday :D
    thanks for sharing:)

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  2. Wow~ Looks delicious! *A*
    I'm going to try this with my mother after exams~ c: Thanks for sharing! :'D

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  3. Oh man, these look so delicious! I happen to love carrot cake too, but I don't think I've tried putting almonds in it. I might try it some day :)

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  4. MMmmmmMm~ looks nommy<3

    I will have to give it a try.

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  5. It looks really good! I love carrot cakes :D

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  6. loving your blog and especially this post!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  7. never tasted any carrot cake so i dont what to expect
    but then it seems pretty yummy so i bet I would love it
    thanks for sharing

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  8. I never really eat carrot cake, but these look really good! (:
    I love cream cheese icing. :D I always have a super thick layer of it haha.

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  9. Yum, that looks really delicious! I also heard a lot of good opinions about carrot cakes so I guess that I have to try this out once :)

    Lots of love, Maho

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  10. Hmmm i wanna make this! It loosk so delicious! <3

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  11. I LOVE carrot cake, esepecially with walnuts!
    Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!

    Have a great weekend,
    -Kati

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  12. Carrot cakes are delicious! Yours turned out lovely, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  13. Oooft this has made me so hungry! These little carrot cakes look amazingly good. Beautifully photographed too :)

    Helen at http://uhhelsyeah.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. Oh my goodness! It looks so cute and delicious. You really do have like the best food posts, the photos are always perfect! :)

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  15. Trying your cooking recipes is on my holiday list! :) Anyway, thank you for voting my photo ><

    www.shoesorjeans.blogspot.com

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  16. Oh these turne dout super well! I haven't had carrot cake in ages, I've always made it from box mix though and never with realy carrots.

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  17. Hey =) Thanks for your comment.That recipe is genious.I will try it in my freetime for sure :D

    Yours
    zimtkringel.blogspot.de

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  18. I've tried many of the carrot cake recipes on this site (including ones that are overrated) and this one is the best one. Definitely going to make this again.

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  19. it looks mouth washing, not really a baker, but I need to try making it with a friend soon!
    THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSE-http://reinhardtkenneth.blogspot.com

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  20. I love carrot cake too! But I'm usually too lazy to make them myself, hehe

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  21. this looks amazing. might have to try it out. i'm a huuuuge carrot cake fan, but have never attempted. you make it look easy :)

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  22. Adding coconut to it sounds like a great idea! It's going to taste so good. :3

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  23. How fun! I love eating carrot cake, but I've never tried to make it before!

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  24. mm I love carrot cake! thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

    Metallic Paws

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  25. Yummy! I will do it soon :D
    Thanks for you lovely comment ;-)
    I following you now ;)

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  26. This is a great idea, your cake-muffins look so delicious!

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  27. Ohhhh! Looks really gooood! yummms <3

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  28. Amazing photos! This looks delicious!

    -liv
    http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr/

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  29. Mooie foto's! Yum, ik houd van carrot cake!

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  30. Yum, good old carrot cake! My favorite kind:) You should try replacing butter with coconut oil, it's even better ^^

    d a n i e l l e | daniellewu.com

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  31. I love carrot cake too - this looks like a great recipe.

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  32. Is the first photograph a carrot?
    This leaf is so cute.
    The cake looks very delicious, too!

    akiko

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  33. I was thinking today about carrots!!
    Now I know what Im going to have for dinner
    xxx

    http://mystrawberryblonde.blogspot.com.es/

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  34. Hi, this is a great post. I wondered if you would like to link it in to the new Food on Friday which is running right now over at Carole's Chatter. We are collecting recipes using carrots and/or leeks. This is the link . I hope you pop over to check it out. There are lots of great recipes already linked in.

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