Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Eggless Carrot Cake

This is a healthy version of carrot cake which I often prepare for an after school snack for my kids.The cake is naturally sweetened with carrot. My son does not like carrot in any form but he absolutely loves this cake.A piece of cake with a glass of milk provides all the energy that he needs for his evening.

Whole wheat pastry flour:                   1 cup
Shredded carrot:1.5 cups
Brown sugar:1/2 cup
Butter:4 tablespoons
Baking soda:1 tsp
Baking powder1 tsp
Thick curd/Yoghurt3/4 cup
Walnuts1/4 cup
Raisins1/4 cup
Grated ginger1 tsp
Nutmeg powder1/4 tsp
Cardomom powder1/4 tsp

1. Pre heat the oven to 350 F
2. Sift the flour along with baking powder and baking soda

3. Add brown sugar and mix well
4. Add the grated carrot

5. Slightly melt the butter and mix with curd. Add this to the dry ingredients
6. Mix until the ingredients are incorporated well
7. Add the grated ginger, nutmeg and cardomom powder.

8. Add the walnuts and raisins and gently fold in the batter
9. Pour the batter in a greased 7" square pan
10.Bake in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean (Mine was done in 35 min)

Whole wheat pastry flour can be replaced with All purpose flour as well
Butter can be replaced with oil
Carrot and raisins provide the natural sweetness to this cake.If you want more sweet replace brown sugar with granulated white sugar.


  1. Carrot cake looks yummy and soft...

  2. very nice..i love carrot cake never tried an eggless version.

  3. flavourful carrot cake looks delicious

  4. I shud try this for my little one

  5. Healthy carrot cake looks lovely and tasty.

  6. Super soft and moist cake.delicious too.

  7. The cake looks so soft and moist... will surely try this...

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  9. Carrot cake is a fav at our home..liked this version n the texture came out perfect!
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  10. Love this cake for some reason the idea that carrots are put in there make it a somewhat less-guilty dessert - :) Lovely post !

  11. Cake looks so moist and yummy.

  12. Carrot cake without eggs sounds delicious, love it.

  13. carrot cake looks soft and delicious!!

  14. love carrot cakes ..eggless version sounds great..

  15. This is my hubby's fav:-) Never tried the eggless version.Yours looks sooo soft and moist..

  16. Love the flavour of carrot in cake....yum....

  17. Thanks soo much for visiting my space. Your carrot cake looks fabulous. As for the scalded milk in my bread recipe, it is nothing but boiled milk. Let me know if you need anything else :)

  18. Lovely! my baby loves carrots and this another great way to eat them.

  19. yummy yummy and looks tempting :)

  20. Cake looks so moist...Thanks for the recipe


  21. hi,
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    luved ur space and m glad to follow u...carrot cake looks gorgeous !

  22. delicious cake and thanks for visting my space dear..u too have a wonderful space..

  23. Hi Shailaja,

    Do we need to add both Baking soda and Baking powder?I have only Baking powder.Pls let me know if that is enough?whats the difference between the two?

  24. Nithya, baking soda and baking powder are not same.
    Baking powder is a combination of baking soda & cream of tartar.Baking soda is much more concentrated.Since this is an eggless cake we need to add both to get a soft & moist texture.