Multigrain Carrot-Walnut Cake

This is a healthy and very yummy , light cake with wholesome multigrain flour, brown sugar, honey, hint of cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg and loads of carrots ! 

I have tried to experiment with lots of recipes to ensure the cake is moist, soft and flavourful too. This is what I came up with that’s a  perfect one and a perfect tea time accompaniment. 

Ingredients :

  1. Multigrain flour 1 1/2 cup
  2. Brown sugar 1 cup (powdered)
  3. Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp
  4. Baking soda 1/2 tsp
  5. Cinnamon powder 2 tsp
  6. Dry ginger powder 1 tsp
  7. Nutmeg powder 1/2 tsp
  8. Chopped walnuts 1/2 cup
  9. Raisins 2 table spoons
  10. Eggs -3
  11. Vanilla essence 1 tsp
  12. Milk  2-3 table spoons if needed to adjust the consistency, sometimes the carrots are very dry !
  13. Grated Carrots 2 cups full
  14. Butter or Oil 1/2 cup
  15. Honey 2 table spoons

Steps:

  1. Sift and mix together multigrain flour, baking soda, baking powder, powdered sugar, and spice powders. Mix the chopped walnuts and raisins in this dry mix.
  2. In another dish, whisk the eggs, add oil/ butter, honey , vanilla essence and mix well.
  3. Combine all the wet and the dry ingredients and fold gently. Sprinkle grated carrots little at a time, till all is mixed and covered well. Do NOT over do this step.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade. While that happens add  milk, only if the mixture is not the right consistency and  difficult to incorporate together. 1 had to add 2 table spoons.
  5. Grease the baking dish, pour the cake batter, tap to remove any air bubbles and bake immediately.
  6. I baked it on 180 for first 20 minutes with top and bottom induction. Then switched to only bottom heat  @ 150 for next 25 mins. Do prick test, with a bakers tester or a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean. Time may vary slightly depending on the size of your cake tin.
    1. Allow to cool completely on a rack before cutting slices. I haven’t done any icing since the cake is pretty moist and light anyhow ( and I want to avoid extra calories too 😛 )

Enjoy with a cuppa hot tea/ coffee !!

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