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Carrot Walnut Cake

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - March 7, 2016

Carrot walnut cake tastes awesome by itself but it tastes divine with the cream cheese frosting. The cake is nutty, has a spicy touch to it because of the cinnamon powder and is wonderfully moist.

I’m sharing the Cream Cheese Frosting recipe here. You don’t have to worry about the smooth edges and piping the frosting as the cake looks rustic when you just spread the frosting casually. That’s my excuse to not put in the hardwork 😉 I have used a spatula to spread the frosting (the one in the picture).

Flour – 130gms

Grated carrots – 170 gms (after grating)

Eggs – 2IMG_20160307_154939

Sugar – 150 gms

Oil – 120ml

Walnuts – 50gms

Raisins (optional) – 25 gms
Cinnamon Powder – 3/4 tsp

Baking Powder – 3/4 tsp

Baking soad – 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and coarsely chop.

  1. In a bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon powder.
  2. In a different bowl, whisk the eggs (I use the Phillips beater) for 2 minutes, add sugar and beat for another 2-3 minutes or till mixture is light.
  3. Add the oil slowly in a steady stream while beating the mixture and add vanilla essence as well.
  4. Lightly fold the dry ingredients to this mixture.IMG_20160307_155626
  5. Add the walnuts and raisins.
  6. Pour the mixture in a greased pan lined with butter paper.
  7.  Bake for 30-40 minutes (mine was done in about 35 minutes) at 180 degrees C in a 8 inch square or round baking pan or a loaf pan.IMG_20160307_155711

Note – I always add the raisins as it makes the cake more moist.

Disclaimer – This is not my recipe. I had got it from the internet 3-4 years back.

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Banana Walnut Cake

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - March 1, 2016

Banana Walnut Loaf is one of my all time favourites. It’s easy to bake and I don’t feel guilty about throwing the over ripe bananas. When I was home baking commercially, Carrot cake and this used to sell like hot ‘cakes’. I tried the variation of this with chocolate chips to get my son to appreciate it but he likes his brownies and chocolate chip cookies way too much. It makes for a very filling snack and I love it with my black tea.

Flour – 230gm

Sugar – 150gmIMG_20150528_123920

Baking Powder –  1 tsp

Baking Soda – 1/4 tsp

Cinnamon Powder – 1tsp

Eggs – 2 (room temp)

Butter – 113 gm (melted)

Ripe bananas – 3 medium size (riper the better)

Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

Walnuts  – 50gm

Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and coarsely chop.

  1. In a large bowl combine all the dry ingredients – flours, baking pwd, baking soda, granulated sugar and cinnamon powder.
  2. In another bowl mash the bananas and lightly beaten eggs, vanillas essence and melted better.
  3. Lightly mix the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  4. Add the walnuts.IMG_20150528_125935
  5. Pour the mixture in a greased pan lined with butter paper.
  6. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees for about 10 mins. Bake for 40-50 minutes (mine was done in about 50 minutes) at 180 degrees C in a 8 or 9 inch baking loaf pan.

Note –

Don’t overmix the batter otherwise the cake will become chewy.

You can substitute walnuts with chocolate chips.

The batter is thick and gooey. Don’t bother if the bananas aren’t finely mashed.

Disclaimer – This is not my original recipe. I had got it from the internet 3-4 years back.

 

 

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Apple Cake with all the good things

Recipes - Anupriya kapur - February 2, 2016

I run or bake when I’m stressed. And since I haven’t been running this month, I’m back to baking quite a bit. And Apple walnut cake is something I love in winters. It is loaded with apple chunks, raisins, walnuts and cinnamon powder. The batter is thick, easy to make and barely covers all the apple chunks which have gone into it. I love it with a cup of black coffee or tea. And yes I like to believe that it makes for an excellent snack for runners. (Sorry about the picture quality, all clicked with my basic phone).

Apples – 450 gms (net weight)

Flour – 195gm

Sugar – 150 gm (granulate it post measuring)

Butter – 85 gm (use a pinch of salt in case of non-salted butter)

Eggs – 2 (room temperature)

Baking powder – 11/2 teaspoon

Vanilla Essence – 1/2 teaspoon

Cinnamon Powder – 1 teaspoon

Raisins – 50gms

Walnuts – 75gms

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Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and coarsely chop.

  1. Mix the flour, baking powder, granulated sugar and cinnamon powder.
  2. Add eggs, and melted butter to the flour mixture and whisk well (I did it with the hand blender).
  3. Peel the apples and cut into bite size pieces (size of 2 square lego pieces size!)
  4. Add the apples and dry fruits. Mix well.
  5.  Pour the mixture in a greased pan lined with butter paper.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes (mine was done in about 50 minutes) at 180 degrees C in a 8 inch square baking pan.

Note –

The batter is really thick. You will have to use a spatula to spread it evenly.  Keep all the ingredients ready before you cut the apple. You can squeeze a lime so that the apple pieces don’t get brown.IMG_20160202_153959 (1) IMG_20160202_142206

Disclaimer – This is not my recipe. I had got it from the internet 3-4 years back.

 

 

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Date Walnut Cake

For the soul, Recipes - Anupriya kapur - January 21, 2016

I had promised long back on Facebook that I’m going to share the Date Walnut cake recipe. I don’t know who to give credit for this recipe as I had noted it down from the internet a couple of years back. It’s one of the easiest and foolproof recipes I have ever come across.

This cake tastes better the next day when the date flavor has sunk in. It’s a dense cake as it’s eggless. But trust me a big slice of this cake with tea is perfect for a morning snack or a pre run snack. I usually have it any time of the day 🙂

Maida/Flour – 135 gms
Dates – 18-20 pieces
Milk – 185 ml (3/4th cup)
Sugar – 165 gms (grind it after weighing)
Oil – 1/2 cup
Baking Soda – 1 teaspoon
Walntus – 50 gms

Optional –

Cinnamon – a pinch

Place walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes at 180 degrees C or until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from oven and coarsely chop.

1) Soak the dates (without seeds) in warm milk for half an hour. Once it cools down, make a smooth paste in the blender.
2) Sieve the flour and baking soda together to ensure even mixing.
3) Whisk together oil, sugar and flour mixture with the date and milk mixture.
4)  Add the chopped walnuts.
5) Pour the mixture in a greased pan lined with butter paper.
5) Bake for 30-40 minutes (mine was done in about 35 minutes) at 180 degrees C in a 8 inch square or round baking pan.

Note – The color of the cake would depend on the dates you used. Don’t substitute baking powder with baking soda.

You can thank me 🙂

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