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Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« on: January 13, 2010, 07:59:16 am »
I have been making this cake for yonks so I thought I would try converting it :)

Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake
100g Walnuts (optional)
260g Carrots
4 Eggs
250g Vegetable Oil
250g Yoghurt
310g Self Raising Flour
2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
150g Dark Brown Sugar (or Substitute, I do sometimes drop this right down to 100g)

Preheat oven to 160C, Grease and line a deep 22cm tin (or equivalent).
If using walnuts chop for 1 second speed 4. Set aside.
Grate peeled/unpeeled carrots for 2 seconds on speed 5. Set aside with walnuts.
Mix Eggs, Oil  and Yoghurt for 5 seconds on speed 7.
Add Flour, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and Sugar. Mix for 5 seconds on speed 5, scrape down sides and mix again for 2 seconds on speed 5 if needed.
Add Grated Carrot and Walnuts (if using) and mix on  :-: + speed 4 for 5 seconds.
Tip into tin and bake for 1 hour 15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean, leave in tin for 10 minutes before turning out to cool completely.

Top with Cream Cheese Icing.

Mines baking in the oven now, wanted to type this up while my boys were snoozing, will be back later to post photo :)

Adapted from a book called Quick and Easy Cakes.

Note - Is quite moist the next day, will drop carrot down to 260 g next time like it is in the original recipe.

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Kali Ma - In the oven at the moment. I only wanted a small amount so did half a recipe. I also couldn't be bothered doing the walnuts/carrots then tipping them into a bowl etc so I simply combined mine on reverse for the steps following chopping the walnuts and carrots. I just don't think TMXing the cake does is justice... But I've yet to figure out why/what step.. When made 'normally is light and not dense at all.. My fav cake in fact. And although its edible done in the TMX its not FANTASTIC like it usually is..


Jabba - I made this yesterday but it didn't go too well.  I'm not sure the carrot was grated fine enough (and I tm-ed it longer than instructions) and as a result it was quite dense and the mixture didn't taste sweet enough.  As a result, the nutmeg really overpowered it.
Maybe grating instructions need tweaking?

Snoozie - It is very dense but I think it's quite nice.  DD is eating it!  I only put 100 g sugar in and made them muffin sized.

courton - I have just finished baking this cake. I reduced the oil to 210 g and might try reducing it even more next time. I did have to blitz the carrots a few more seconds than stated in the recipe.  It is dense but carrot cakes usually are. I had a very tiny bite and it was fine.



« Last Edit: August 20, 2014, 03:18:35 am by judydawn »
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2010, 09:06:39 am »
Another photo  ;)
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2010, 09:18:05 am »
Mmmm my favourite.. So yours for morning tea tomorrow hey..  :P

Thanks for TMXing the recipe..  :-*

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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2010, 09:22:47 am »
:-* will bring some to the park ;)
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2010, 10:07:43 am »
mmmmmm
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2010, 11:50:08 pm »
Great work Babymaker - looks great - well converted
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2010, 05:22:15 am »
Is quite moist the next day, will drop carrot down to 260g next time like it is in the original recipe.
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2010, 05:00:16 am »
In the oven at the moment.
I only wanted a small amount so did half a recipe.

I also couldnt be bothered doing the walnuts/carrots then tipping them into a bowl etc so i simply combined mine on reverse for the steps following chopping the walnuts and carrots.

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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2010, 07:01:10 am »
I made this yesterday but it didn't go too well.   :(   ???

I'm not sure the carrot was grated fine enough (and I tm-ed it longer than instructions) and as a result it was quite dense and the mixture didn't taste sweet enough.  As a result, the nutmeg really overpowered it.

Maybe grating instructions need tweaking?

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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2010, 12:15:50 pm »
I haven't made this cake Jabba, but when I grate carrot in the TMX I usually blitz it a bit and look and see if it's grated enough for me. It is possible that the 2 seconds isn't enough to break it all up into small pieces.
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2010, 12:24:25 pm »
Yes, thanks cookie1, I had a look at the carrot and then kept going for a few more seconds because it still looked too chunky.  It was then a little finer but I guess I should have kept going a little longer.

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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2010, 11:45:12 pm »
For cakes the carrot can be blitzed a fair bit without becoming slush.  The same with beetroot - they don't get mushy. Other things though - beware.
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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2010, 11:55:37 am »
It is very dense but I think ir's quite nice.  DD is eating it!  I only put 100gr sugar in and made them muffin sized.

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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2010, 12:39:51 pm »
I just dont think TMXing the cake does is justice... But ive yet to figure out why/what step..

When made 'normally is light and not dense at all.. My fav cake in fact. And although its edible done in the TMX its not FANTASTIC like it usually is..

hmmm.... ???

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Re: Carrot, Spice and Yoghurt Cake *with photo*
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 01:17:40 pm »
Kali Ma: I have had a similar issue with my cupcake mix... they were not light like they normally are made in the mixmaster.  Not sure why either!