Long busy Saturday, too much errands and things to do. End of the day will be a dinner at our friend’s house.
As usual I always make a carrot cake cause it’s her favorite, this time made them in a different way,puffs or soft cookies filled with cream cheese frosting in between. Very easy and cute better than a big cake.
Ingredients and method :
* 3/4 cup raisins.
* 100 g butter.
* 1/4 cup brown sugar.
* 1/3 cup sugar.
* 1 egg.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 tsp baking powder.
* 1 cup grated carrotts.
* 1 tsp cinnamon.
* 1/4 tsp ginger.
* sprinkle of nutmeg.
* 1/2 cup crushed walnuts.
* 1 1/4 cups flour.
Cream cheese filling :
* 1 pack cream cheese.
* 1 tablespoon butter.
* 1/4 cup caster sugar.
* Beat butter and sugar well till creamy then add all other ingredients ending with flour.
* batter will be a bit firm,take a spoonful and line them on wax paper.
* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-15 minutes.
* cool then combine each two with cream cheese filling in between.
Today my mother in law is invited to lunch at her friend’s house. I told her will bake you a cake to take with you for the lovely aunties as a dessert.
Carrot cake is always a favorite.carrots are juicy and sweet this time of the year.
I have this recipe from a tv show long time ago.always a success.
You will need:
*1 spoon vanilla.
*1 cup sugar or 2/4 brown sugar.
*3/4 cup vegetable oil.
*juice of one orange.
*1 spoon orange zest.
*3 spoons baking powder.
*1and 1/2 cups grated carrots.
*1/2 cup raisins.
*1/2 cup crushed walnuts. *1 small spoon cinnamon. *1/4 small spoon cloves.
*pinch of nutmeg and salt.
*1 cup whole wheat flour.
* 4 big spoons white flour.
Mix eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil, orange zest and juice very well then add to carrots, spices, walnuts, raisins, baking powder and flour.fold mixture in dry ingredients .
Bake in a medium heated oven using any kind of baking tin for approximately 30 minutes or till center is dry.
Usually I make frosting of cream cheese and double cream, but aunties today prefer it with only icing sugar on top. Lighter they say.
Well I usually make another cake for the kids since im baking anyway.
They usually prefer basic simple cake.
You will need:
*2 cups sugar.
*1/2 cup oil.
*1 cup milk.
*21/2 to 3 cups flour.
*3 tsp baking powder.
Mix all ingredients alternatively in with cake mixer.add the 21/2 cups flour then check if mixture is too thin add more till it’s thick enough.
Trick in simple cake is that mixture should be neither thin nor very thick so that it’ll be soft and juicy.
Today u split mixture to two parts.one with raisins in top for hubby. The other in cupcake tray with chocolate pieces on top for the kids.
tip: sprinkle the raisins with flour and shake well so as not to sink in the bottom.
This also needs 30-40 minutes in the oven.
Will post today’s lunch when done.