There are a couple of things I have learnt to do in the southern hemisphere winter . Crank up that old oven in my kitchen and feel that warmth. The aroma of cinnamon and vanilla fills the house with the warmth and I simple love it. In my dreams,I wish there was a fire place and a dog too. But for now they are my wishes.
Don’t be afraid to bake
Baking forever has classified itself as an exact science. This certainly creates a perception that it is difficult. Well, it is the science of baking, it is pure food chemistry. Coming from a science background, this doesn’t create any panic in my head. I am currently teaching my younger one to be that confident. Burn that cookies with confidence, pull that cake that will fall … it is all good. For, each timeyou learn something new and do more with confidence. Over a period of time it will create a collection of successful recipes save them and repeat. See, after all, it doesn’t look so bad. You still can bake.
This zero oil carrot cake
This carrot cake recipe is slightlyz deviating from exact science. Hold your thought, it works and worked every single time. If you read the recipe, there is loads of carrot here, yes there are 4 cups of it, co I don’t believe a carrot cake should have slithers of carrot here and there. It should have carrots in every bite and enough to feel the carrots in it.
Adding nuts to this is totally up to you, I have only added candied ginger and hemp hearts. All that carrot is enough to give it that springy moistness that the cake needs and this totally removes the need for any added oil or butter.
Will this cake freeze well?
Absolutely. Don’t hesitate, cool and freeze the cake. It will thaw delightfully. Somehow, don’t like freezing with the icing so I freeze only the cake.
The cheese frosting
According to my daughter, any carrot cake is incomplete if it was not having the cheese frosting. Since cheese frosting is a bit thicker than buttercream and holds shape better we decided to work on it with the minimal fork tricks. We have tried a basic basket weave pattern with a fork. How do you like it?
Hope you will like this recipe, do let us know how your zero oil bake comes out. If you are looking for a classic vanilla cake with funfetti – click here.
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