Sunday 24 July 2011

Carrot cake next?

There was a time, not too long ago, when I baked a cake every Saturday afternoon. I'm not that creative when it comes to baking. I only use what I can find in my fridge. After making several apple and pear cakes, I got quite bored.

Then suddenly my sis-in-law said something about my delicious cakes spiked with ginger and spice. I got down to work quickly and produced another pear / ginger cake that weekend. I must have done something right because the house smelled wonderful that day, so much so that YK (who doesn't like cakes) asked for a slice.

The cake was lighter and tasted more buttery this time. Somehow the ginger smell didn't come through. I should have added more grated ginger. I had also cut back too much on the sugar, even the generous shower of icing sugar failed to sweeten it very much.

I'm on a roll again. This Saturday, I'm thinking of baking a cake for Patricia's birthday. She likes cheesecake while our friend Beverly likes carrot cake. I wonder if I'm too ambitious if I say I'm going to bake a carrot cake with cheese frosting?

I'm on the lookout for a recipe that I can handle. By that, I mean just whisk, fold and bake. If I don't have to drag my mixer out, that would be great. And if I don't have to trawl the supermarket for whole load of ingredients (cream of tartar etc) , that's even better. I would be very happy if you could share your recipe.


Wen-ai said...

yum! The cake sure looks good!

Malar said...

Baing cake every saturday afternoon? Very hardworking girl!
By the way your cakes look yummy!

Blur Ting said...

Thank you!

Not hardworking. My cake is easy to make.

masini vanzare said...

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

Blur Ting said...

Masini - Yes, very easy. You'll like it.

Anonymous said...


Maybe take a look at Angela Nilsen's carrot cake? It tastes good, is relatively light, and you can make it blindfolded, hopping on your left leg. If you don't have dark muscovado sugar, gula melaka would probably work too.


Blur Ting said...

Thanks KT. Great! Gonna try this recipe. Just stir and bake. My kind of baking!