Monday 16 June 2014

Spiced Carrot cake with walnuts (with eggs/eggless recipe-both)

Happiness is when your beloved Husband bakes his first cake while you're asleep and that too without any occasion. Sushant baked his first cake early morning, without any of my directions and also without any recipe. I was surprised to see the texture, it was just perfect. He woke up early morning and baked it. We didn't have any such plans but still he did it. Felt like I was on the top of the world. Though he was beaming a lot after it, but anything for this lovely cake :)

As it was a morning surprise hence I clicked it on the bed only. After a lot of tantrums, he wrote the recipe and sent to me, hence sharing with you all.

Ingredients :

  • All-purpose flour/ Maida – 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Baking powder – 1 and 1/4 tsps
  • Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg powder – ½ tsp
  • Brown Sugar – ½ cup firmly packed
  • Granulated white Sugar – ¼ cup
  • Grated carrots – 1 and ½ cups
  • Walnuts – 1/2 cup chopped
  • Vegetable Oil – 1/2 cup
  • Large Eggs – 2
  • Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp
Method :
  • Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and dust a 6” diameter round pan.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and cinnamon and keep aside.
  • Coat the chopped walnuts with a tbsp of flour mixture and keep aside.
  • In a bowl mix the brown sugar and the grated carrots and keep aside for 8 to 10 minutes.
  • In a large bowl whisk eggs, sugar and oil together. Now add the vanilla essence and whisk.
  • Now add the grated carrot+sugar mixture and mix well. Add the flour mixture in small portions and gently fold in. Also add the walnuts and fold in.
  • Transfer the mixture to greased pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted into center comes out clean (cover loosely with foil if over-browning). Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool.
Enjoy warm with any ice cream or with coffee or tea. 
Notes :
  • If you don't have brown sugar simply replace it with white one. 
  • For the eggless recipe, simply replace 2 eggs with 1/2 cup of thick yogurt/curd and follow rest of the same recipe. 
Please do share your experiences and feedback with me in the below section of comments or on my Facebook page. I too have a You Tube channel please do visit for all the video recipes. All the links mentioned below :) 

Thanks & Happy Baking
Priyanka and Sushant



  1. Priyanka, It looks awesome.

    1. Priyanka...followed your turned out can look at your cake for a picture of mine :)...even the crack on keep posting more receipes

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    3. Waaow that's great and I am glad that you liked my recipe
      Stay tuned lot many stuff coming soon :)

  2. wow...this looks like a well baked soft cake..

  3. Hey priyanka. ..going to try this recipe....I got castor it similar to brownsugar? Can we use castor sugar in dis recipe?

  4. hey!!! i would like to know if we can use atta in place of maida for this recipe. if yes, can u pls tell me the measurements.
    Thanks a lot!

  5. hi priyanka, i love all your recipes...thank you so much for sharing. if i have to make this carrot cake for a big party and bake in 13x9 pan what measurements should i use & baking time?

  6. It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

  7. Awesome recipe..I tried and it turned out perfect..I love all your ingredients and easy to make

  8. Hi Priyanka
    Tried the recipe with eggless version ,but the batter was very thick .consistency.any thing to be added to make it pouring consistency

    1. You can add milk (around 1/2 cup or till you get the desired consistency)