Friday, May 23, 2014

Simple Carrot Cake

It is after my 2nd attempt on this Carrot Cake, this post finally  able to post it to my blog.  My 1st attempt, the taste of the cake is delicious  but the texture is bit moist.  

My 2nd attempt without frosting.

My 1st attempt with the cream cheese fronting with lemon zest and juice added.

Special thanks to Ms Julie Tan of Ti-Ratana Jalan Penchala, Petaling Jaya for demonstrating this lovely Carrot Cake during the Charity Cooking Demonstration  in April 2014.

Recipe source from Ms Julie Tan with some modification in Red.


I made a bold reduction (I normally reduce sugar about 20%) on sugar to 250gms, the cake turn out satisfied. 

4 eggs
1¼ cup vegetable oil ( about 225gms±)
380 gms brown sugar  ( I used 250 gms only)
10ml vanilla extract (1tbsp)
 400 gms grated carrots
120 gms chopped pecans or any other nuts
some raisins  

Sieve together  - 
250 gms all purpose flour
9 g baking soda
9 gms baking powder
3gms salt  (I omitted)
5 gms ground cinnamon ( ½ to 1 tsp)


Preheat oven to 175ºC.  Grease and flour a 9 X 9 inch pan.
In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla.  Mix in flour mixture.
Stir in carrots.  Fold in pecans.  Pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake in the preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.   Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Cream topping

200 gms butter, softened
240gms cream cheese, softened
200 gms confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence 
some zest of lemon
1 tbsp of lemon juice

To make frosting

In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla.  Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy.  Frost the cooled cake. 

 Beat sugar, eggs, oil and vanilla essense

Sieved Flour mixture  -  Plain flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon.

Blend in the flour mixture into the egg mixture slowly.

  grated carrots

Chopped walnuts (I oven bake the walnuts for about 10 mins )


Mix in the carrots, walnuts and raisins

Happy Baking!


  1. Wow, this looks excellent. I wanna try. May I ask how much oil of 1 1/4 cups equivalent to gram or ml?

    1. Hi MemeTan, Haha... today is yr lucky day, I am baking my yogurt Cake again, I took the opportunity to measure the oil for you. 1 ¼ cups of oil is equal to 225 gms±! Happy baking!

  2. Indeed, today is my lucky day...
    Have a nice weekend, cheers ^^