Friday, June 25, 2010

Carrot and Banana Cake

After saying for a long time there is no sunshine, i think the days are getting warmer, bananas in my kitchen got overripe within 2 days, i have to quickly rescue them, so i freezed some of them for smoothies and the remaining overripe bananas i thought will be best for cakes or muffins. The idea was to make a simple cake, but i ended up  in making icing with some scribblings on top like carrots, although it doesn't look like carrots:)
Ingredients:
Plain flour-250 g
Baking powder- 3/4 tsp
Bicarbonate of soda- 1 1/4 tsp
Ground cinnamon- 1/2 tsp
Grated nutmeg-1/2 tsp
Grated orange zest- 3/4  tsp
Brown Sugar- 220 g
Eggs-3 beaten lightly
Carrots- 3 medium sized( about 2 cups) coarsely grated
Bananas-2 mashed
Sunflower Oil-250 ml
Icing:
Cream cheese-90 g
Butter-90 g
Icing sugar- 150 g
Silvered almonds- to sprinkle on top(optional)
Method:
Preheat the oven to 170 degree celsius. Grease and line a 23 cm loose bottom cake tin. Sift flour,soda, spices and sugar into a large bowl. Stir in the egg, carrot, banana and oil. Pour the mixture into the prepared tin.
Bake it in the preheated oven for 11/4 hours, insert a skewer inside the cake and if comes out clean, the cake is cooked.
Take it out from the oven, cool the cake in the tin. Meanwhile make the icing, beat the cream cheese and butter with a electric beater as white as possible, gradually add the icing sugar and mix it until smooth.
Spread the icing on top of the cake, sprinkle with some silvered almonds.
This recipe goes to the event Vegetable Marathon hosted by PJ originally started by Silpa of Anita's Kitchen.




23 comments:

Krishnaveni said...

delicious cake...beautiful presentation Umm

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

umm..umm..umm... lovely looking cake and frosting.

Uma said...

thats a pretty cake!

Satya said...

thank you for this wonderful recipe dear...i will try this ...it looks awesome n tempting :)

PJ said...

Yummy cake.Thanks for sending it to the event

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

dear....thts an awesome cake..healthy n bful...lovely color as well..and many many thanks to ur angel for her comment....tht takes me to heaven..seems she is creative like her mother...

BeenaShylesh said...

nicyily done dear.........

Priti said...

Cake looks yum...delicious....

jais said...

WOW LOOKS SO NICE

Vidhya said...

Wow! What a delicious cake!!looks yumm...I want to grab and eat it.

An Open Book said...

carrot cake is my absolute fav...never tried it with banana

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Oh this looks so beautiful cake !!! I wish to have a piece of it :-)
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

divya said...

delicious cake...beautiful presentation Umm

Sushma Mallya said...

Thats a very unique combo but looks too good ...

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

Looks so nice and moist!

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

combo of carrot & banana looks yummy yummy...

Priya said...

Beautiful combo for a cake, cake looks gorgeous and super yummy..

Rach said...

Looks yummy. Guess you do a lot of baking :)

PranisKitchen said...

carrot and banana cake.. good and healthy.. very nicely baked one

Rachana said...

An interesting combo for a cake. Looks lovely!

Nandini said...

This cake is lovely and beautiful! I'm gonna bite it!

Niloufer Riyaz said...

cake looks mouthwatering

Nitha said...

Lovely cake...

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