I have been making lot of cakes recently. But my mom couldn't eat any of the cakes because all cakes are made with eggs. To please my mom I made eggless carrot cake this weekend. Here is the recipe for the same.
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5/3 cup ( 1 2/3) of all purpose flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup raisins
1tbsp flax seed powder ( soak in 4 tbsp warm water)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 cup yogurt
2 cups of grated carrot
1tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp of salt
2/3 cup of oil
Cream cheese frosting:
8 oz cream cheese(I used fat free)
5 tbsp butter at room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups of confectioner sugar
Preheat oven at 370F.
Mix flax seed powder in warm water and mix well. Keep it aside for 10 mts. (Alternate to Eggs)
Sift all dry ingredients(Flour, baking powder,baking soda, spices and salt). Add sugar, nuts and carrot and mix well.
Now in another bowl using electric mixer whisk all wet ingredients ( oil, yogurt, orange juice, vanilla extract and flax seed powder mixture) till well combined. ( I mixed for 2 mts)
Now pour the liquids into the dry mixture and fold the mixture gently till well combined.
Pour the batter into greased 8" cake pan and bake for 30 to 40 mts or till the tooth pick comes back clean.
Remove it from oven and cool it completely on a rack.
Tip: always use parchment paper on the bottom of the pan for the cake to come out clean. And do not remove the cake immediately from the pan . Let the cake cool for 10 mts in the pan and remove it from pan and cool on rack completely
Using electric mixer beat cream cheese, butter,vanilla extract until combined. Gradually add sugar and whisk till it reaches consistency and sweetness. ( I used 2 cups of confectioner sugar. make sure you sift sugar after measuring.)
Now decorate the cooled cake with cream cheese frosting. Yummy moist carrot cake is ready to be served. My parents loved the cake.