Carrot Dates Cake Recipe

Carrot Dates Cake Recipe

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Carrot Dates Cake Recipe | 1 Kg Bakery Style Cake | with step by step photos and video. A super nutritious cake with the goodness of carrots, and dates. It’s a great munch nibbles idea for kid’s snacks boxes, as they are packed with rich fruits and veggies.

A must try recipe which will never fail you and will amaze your family and friends. With soft moist texture, and dense dates and carrot flavor, the warm cake will get wiped off in a jiffy. You can even add in nuts of your choice for extra crunchiness. It doesn’t even need frosting/ icing to taste fantastic, but you can add some whipping cream or ice cream while serving, to delight your guests.

Carrot Dates Cake Recipe

Benefits:

Carrots are healthy, as they have a high content of carotene and other vitamins along with fiber. The dates, as you all know, is a storehouse of minerals like Potassium and Manganese. Thus, you can be assured that this cake will curb your sweet tooth cravings with just enough sugar, while providing you with added nutritive supplements

How to make carrot dates cake recipe?

Carrot Dates Cake Recipe | 1 Kg Bakery Style Cake | with step by step photos and video. A super-moist cake which is irresistible. Moreover, a quite healthy cake, the combo of carrot, and dates make it a heaven.

Further, for the ease of understanding let us divide the making of cake into different sessions:

  • Grate the carrots
  • Cut the Dates
  • Making the Caramel
  • Prepare the Cake Tin
  • Mix the Dry Ingredients
  • Prepare the wet Ingredients
  • Prepare the Cake Batter
  • Baking

Here, the carrots are grated using the small holes of the grater and the dates are cut into small chunks using a scissor. The dates are further coated in maida flour to avoid the stickiness. Make the caramel of the cake a bit dark, which compliments the color & flavor of the cake. In addition, the fusion of Cinnamon and nutmeg flavors just melts in every bite of cake piece. You could avoid these spices, it is completely optional.

This recipe yields a 1 kg bakery style cake. Furthermore, do check our moist-rich dates cake recipe and moist 1-minute carrot mug cake recipe. Hope you would like them.

Carrot Dates Cake Recipe

Course: Cake, DessertCuisine: InternationalDifficulty: Medium
Servings

950

gms
Prep time

30

minutes
Baking time

55

minutes
Total time

1

hour 

25

minutes

Carrot Dates Cake Recipe | 1 Kg Bakery Style Cake | with step by step photos and video. A super nutritious cake with the goodness of carrots, and dates

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Carrot Grated

  • 1 cup Dates approximately 25 nos

  • 2 tbsp Maida

  • Dry Ingredients
  • 11/2 cup All Purpose Flour or Maida

  • 11/2 cup Sugar (Powdered)

  • 11/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1/4 tsp Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder (optional)

  • 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder (optional)

  • Wet Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil

  • 1 tsp Vanilla Essence

  • 3 Eggs (Large)

  • Caramel
  • 3 tbsp Sugar

  • 2 tbsp Hot Water

Directions

  • Grate the Carrots
  • Firstly, peel and wash 2 medium sized carrots & grate them using the small holes of a grater. It will equal approximately 1 cup. Keep it aside.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Cut the Dates
  • Take approximately 25 dates and cut them to small chunks using a scissor.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • To avoid the stickiness of dates, add 2 tbsp maida and coat them well. Keep this aside.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Preparing Caramel
  • Heat 3 tbsp sugar in a dry pan over low heat until sugar dissolves. Swirl the pan to get the sugar caramelized equally on all portions. Make the Caramel dark.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Once it starts foaming, add 2 tbsp hot water. It will bubble up and so be careful.Carrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Heat for 30 seconds and switch off the flame.
  • Now add 1 cup grated carrot and mix it well.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Keep aside to cool it completely.
  • Preparing Cake Tin
  • Grease little oil and place a baking sheet in a 8 inch cake pan.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Preparing Dry Ingredients
  • In a bowl add 11/2 cup All Purpose Flour or Maida, 11/2 tsp Baking Powder, 1/4 tsp Baking Soda, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/2 tsp Cinnamon Powder (optional), 1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder (optional, and 1/8 tsp salt. Mix it well using a fork or whisk.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Now sift the dry ingredients 3 -4 times to release the air bubbles.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Preparing Wet Ingredients
  • Beat 3 eggs until it foams using a beater or whisk or a mixie. Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Now add 1 tsp Vanilla Essence and beat again until a creamy texture is obtained.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Then add 11/2 cup Powdered Sugar little by little. Beat until sugar is dissolved and combined well.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Now add in 1/2 cup vegetable oil and mix well.Carrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Lastly, add the carrot caramel mixture and beat to combine everything well over a low speed.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Forming Cake Batter
  • Sift the dry ingredients little by little once again to the wet mixture and mix it well using a spatula.Carrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Once they are combined well add the dates and mix it well once again.Carrot Dates Cake RecipeCarrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Our smooth cake batter is ready.
  • Baking
  • Transfer the cake batter to the greased cake tin. Carrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Tap it to release the captured air bubbles.
  • Pre heat the oven to 180 degree celsius (356 degree F) for 10 minutes. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes or till done. The baking time will vary according to the size and shape of the pan. Keep watch after 45 minutes and take out and insert a toothpick in the middle and if it comes out clean, your cake is perfect. Carrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Allow it to cool completely.Carrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Once cooled invert to a cake board/ plate tapping at the bottom of the pan gently.Carrot Dates Cake Recipe
  • Cut the cake and enjoy the carrot dates cake.Carrot Dates Cake Recipe

Notes

  • Always make sure you have the correct measurements.
  • You can use Whole wheat powder instead pf maida.
  • Tapping the pans will force any air bubbles to the surface, which can help avoid holes in your finished cake.
  • Flour, baking powder and Cinnamon/nutmeg powder should be mixed well. Sift 3 -4 times to release air bubbles.

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