Saturday, November 22, 2008

Sunday's Recipe

My children love cake. So, when I found this simple carrot cake recipe in the net, I just have to try it for dessert!

Sunday's Menu (23rd November 2008):

Nasi Tomato and Ayam Masak Merah + Acar Mentah (my version) for lunch.

The carrot cake turned out great! The only thing missing was the I substitute it with the ever-in-the-fridge mix fruit (usually used for making fruit cake).

I alter a little bit of this recipe that is the amount of baking powder and baking soda: 1 teaspoon each instead of 2 (original recipe). Just make sure that the carrot is coarsely grated. I used the traditional grater but if you have a food processor, it's even better.

Don't have cinnamon powder? Simple! Just crush the cinnamon stick in the "lesung batu"..then blend the particles (using dry blender)....Taraaaaa....done!!

And for the topping : Since I don't have any cream cheese, I decided not to follow the recipe for topping as in the recipe below. Instead, I make this simple whipped cream topping:

1 cup Whipped Cream (beat until fluffy)
Then add 2 tablespoons of sugar (continue beating until fluffy)

.....minus the topping....


4 eggs
1 1/4 cups vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups grated carrots
1 cup chopped pecans


1/2 cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans

Haqimi enjoying the carrot cake!

"Want some?"

When my husband and children said "Sedap...!!!" .

Next week's dessert: Plan to bake an orange cake! (if time and mood permit..ehemm!)

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