Thursday, June 10, 2010

Carrot Coconut Cake

Some left over carrots had to be cleaned up before I leave for India and I did just that. It was my daughter who suggested carrot cake and I had to agree that was a brilliant idea.  I have tried something different from the first carrot cake I made and the results were fantastic.  I hope you will agree with me ;) 



Ingredients:

For cake:

Flour- 1 1/2 cup
Granulated sugar- 1 1/4 cup
Salt- 14 tsp
Baking soda-2 tsp
Cinnamon- 2 tsp
Vegetable oil- 3/4 cup
Eggs- 2
Pure Vanilla extract - 2tsp
Chopped walnuts- 2/3 cup
Shredded coconut,sweetened- 1/2 cup
Freshly grated carrots- 1 1/2 cup

For Frosting:

Cream Cheese- 8 ounce
Unsalted butter- 6 Tbsp
Confectioner's sugar- 2 cups
Pure vanilla extract- 1 tsp
Lemon juice- 1 tbsp



Method:

1.Whisk together the flour,cinnamon, salt and baking soda.
2.Preheat the oven at 350 degree F.Prepare a 9 inch round cake pan and place a parchment paper on the bottom. Grease well.
3.Beat together the egg and sugar, add the eggs and beat to mix well.
Pour the vanilla extract and mix again.
4.Fold in the flour, carrots, coconut and walnuts.
5.Pour into the pan and bake for 335 to 40 minutes or till the skewer inserted comes out clean.
6.Let it cool completely on a wire rack before frosting the cake.
7.Prepare the frosting by mixing all the ingredients together and frost.
8.Cool in a refrigerator before serving.




Recipe adapted from : Simply recipes
Contributor: Namitha

61 comments:

  1. Outrageous carrot cake. Looks perfect. Niceee YUM!

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  2. hey gorgeous cake dear.....lovley pics as usual...vacation to india with a sweet treat....hurray......

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  3. Cream cheese frosting is the best on Carrot cake, looks delicious! :)

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  4. Wow! love the frosting and the crumbly look on the inside.

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  5. Nice carrot coconut cake Namitha, Looks really good.

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  6. Carrots n coconut cake is yummy!

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  7. totally love the cream cheese and carrot cake combo...shall give this version a go some time

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  8. beautiful n delicious looking cake...liked the combination of carrot n coconut together...yummy!

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  9. Hey thats a great combination and that too cake....i love cakes and urs is really perfect and tempting...

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  10. Ohhw wow..Great combo Nami,,Sure it would have tasted great alle..

    Love
    Kiarali sisters

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  11. Looks great..absolutely love the combo...yummy.

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  12. I have always been very sceptical about making carrot cakes. Yours looks perfect! Must try out once. :-)

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  13. Looks great and love the presentation.

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  14. Beautiful cake, looks gorgeous..

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  15. Looks great.. Love the addition of coconut..

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  16. Wonderful recipe, love the idea of adding coconut..

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  17. want to grab it off the screen... yum!

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  18. Adding coconut is beautiful idea..looks gorgeous thru ur lens..

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  19. Carrot cake looks so good, beautiful clicks

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  20. great cake have fun in India Rebecca

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  21. wow .. love it .. very delicious .. awesome pic :)

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  22. i really appreciate ur involvment with blog..njan okke madichiyanu..u r reallly a true blogger..:) nannayitundu ..naatil mazhayum okke ayirikum alle

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  23. One more awesome looking presentation..lovely recipe..

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  24. Such delicious cake and lovely presentation.

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  25. Thats a very beautiful cake namitha, loved the combo of carrot and coconut...simply delicious..

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  26. I'm craving for that cake now! Bookmarking it! Looks terribly yummy dear, thanks for sharing the recipe. :D

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  27. Absolutely great cake...nice combination...

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  28. The perfect carrot cake. Thanks for sharing a beautiful recipe. Bookmarked. Clicks are excellent and enhances the richness of the cake.

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  29. Cream cheese on a carrot cake is decadence at it's best.

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  30. this look beautiful and am sure it taste good too!

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  31. That's a really easy and good looking recipe. Nice clicks.

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  32. Lovely carrot -coconut cake dear. And beautiful pictures
    Deepa

    Hamaree Rasoi

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  33. wow.....cake looks amazing!! great pics too...

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  34. Thank you guys for stopping by. I am trying to get back to all of you and see what you have been upto on your blog but I haven't been able to keep up. I will keep trying but wanted you to know miss not visiting y'all

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  35. I love coconut and carrot. It's a wonderful combination. Looks yummy...

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  36. i have been wanting to try it too..it looks gorgeous.

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  37. A sensational cake! Love the combination of coconut and carrot.

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  38. I can bet my life on the fact that I can devour this entire thing down in one go! Yum!

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  39. Awesome. One of my fav dessert

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  40. This carrot cake looks beautiful and is chock-ful of carrot flavor.

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  41. very tempting cake and a beautiful click, Namitha!

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  42. Lovely and beautiful cake, looks tempting and yummy.

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  43. Wow! I love the pictures (as usual), and the recipe (as usual), and the yummy cake (as usual) , and the frosting, and everything there is to it!! Looks like a nice and light dessert yeah? I should remember to give this a try sometime...gosh at this rate, will I ever empty my bookmarks folder you think? :)
    Hope you're having a lovely time in India, getting fattened up by Amma's khana! Wish you truck loads and more of fun!!

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  44. Hmm,,nice n yummy delicious cake dear I like carrot cake very much adding coconut sounds great n sure it will taste good.

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  45. looks wonderful .... adding coconut is a added twist... bet it taste gr8. As always wonderful clicks!

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  46. Very well presented ...looks absolutely delicious..

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  47. Awesome looking cakes and just too yummy :)

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  48. Yummy cake...absolutely irresistible.

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  49. I am drooling at the sight of the carrot cake it looks absolutely wonderful.

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  50. THis is new to me. I have never tried adding coconut to my carrot cake... will try it. Looks gorgeous!!.

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