Mommy’s Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is a delightful and flavorful dessert that never fails to please. Made with wholesome ingredients and a hint of spice, this moist and decadent cake is perfect for any occasion. The combination of carrots, apples, raisins, and nuts creates a harmonious blend of flavors and textures that will leave you craving for more. Follow this simple recipe to create a carrot cake that will impress your family and friends.
To begin, gather the following ingredients:
- 200g of vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 150-200g of sugar
- 2 medium-sized carrots
- 2 medium-sized apples
- Raisins (soaked) and nuts (about 50g each)
- 1 packet of baking powder
- 1-2 teaspoons of vanillin or a packet of vanilla sugar
- 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 350-400g of flour
Start by preheating your oven to 180-200°C (350-400°F). Grease and flour a cake pan to ensure that the cake doesn't stick.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the vegetable oil, eggs, and sugar. Mix them together until well blended and the sugar has dissolved. You can use an electric mixer or whisk the ingredients by hand.
Next, grate the carrots and apples using a grater or food processor. Add them to the mixing bowl along with the soaked raisins and nuts. Stir the mixture gently to incorporate all the ingredients evenly.
Now, it's time to add the dry ingredients. Sprinkle the baking powder, vanillin or vanilla sugar, cinnamon, and flour over the wet mixture. Gradually fold the dry ingredients into the batter until everything is well combined. Be careful not to overmix, as this can result in a dense cake.
Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Place the pan in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 minutes. Keep an eye on the cake and perform the toothpick test: insert a toothpick into the center, and if it comes out clean or with a few crumbs clinging to it, the cake is ready.
Once baked, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for a few minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
For an extra touch of indulgence, you can serve the carrot cake with whipped cream or any other type of cream you prefer. Dust the top with powdered sugar or decorate it with grated carrots for an appealing presentation.
Slice the cake into generous pieces and savor each bite. The moistness of the carrots and apples, the sweetness of the raisins, and the nutty crunch will create a symphony of flavors in your mouth. Carrot cake is a timeless classic that brings joy to every dessert table.
Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply craving a sweet treat, this carrot cake recipe is sure to please. Gather your ingredients, follow the steps carefully, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Your homemade carrot cake will surely impress your loved ones and leave them asking for seconds.