Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Carrot Cake With Banana and Dates...yumms!

Wired rose that I learnt in December......
And the Carrot cake that I made over the weekend... it is different from the version that you usually find! This one is rustic, dense, rich with the crunch of carrots in it. My entire family loved this encluding my children, my children only love va va vanilla cuppies! No, this hasnt got golden syrup in in, but it has bananas and dates! Here's the recipe....
2 cups plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp salt, I used himalayan rock salt that has been rocking my entire kitchen :)
3/4 cup finelychopped walnuts, I used 1 cup which makes the cake richer!
125 g butter, heated just to melt
3/4 cups dried dates, chopped finely
3 ripe bananas, I used 1 1/2 cups pisang emas yang masak ranum, mashed well
2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cups Greek yoghurt, I used buttermilk that I made myself, because I think the concept of having yoghurt and buttermilk in the recipe is the same ie to stabilise the baking powder!
2 large eggs, whisk lightly
200 gm cream cheese
125 gm butter
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice, if you like, I loike!
Preheat the oven to the temperature that you usually use, line 2 8x8 cake tin with parchment paper and butter well.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. stir in the walnuts and raisins if you want, set aside.
Stir the dates into the melted butter, spreading the dates, add the sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine the bananas and carrots. stir in the date, sugar butter mixture. whisk in the buttermilk and eggs. add the flour mixture and stir until everything is well incorporated. Divide into the 2 cake tins, bake for about 50 minutes. Serve with cream cheese....
Tell me if you don't like this one!


MrsNordin said...

Macam sedapnya carrot cake ni! Tapi macam more complicated than your first one. Takut nak try!

NanaDJ said...

Judging from the ingredients I am sure the cake will taste yummy. Alas, I can only imagine the taste, have to be sparing in my consumption of anything sweet.
I like your rose! I wonder when do you have the time to bake when you are so busy with your job? Supermom in the making?

Shahieda said...

Another delicious recipe to try! Thanks for posting it. Your wired roses are looking oh so stunning!

SOHO Mama said...

No wonder I don't bake..looking at this recipe makes my dahi berkerut ha haa! That's why they say baking is science..tengok la you, nak stabilize baking powder do you campur yoghurt & buttermilk *yg u buat sendiri?*. Tabik :)

Kalau nak order ni berapa harga? He hee..you know I'm not baking this..but I wanna EAT it :P

Kitchen Guardian said...


Sama je, the cara, mix the dry ingredients first, then the wet ingredients, finally the carrots and bananas combined, you'll love this one......pi try!

Kak Nana,

Miss you and Kak Puteri!!Kak Teh jauh sangat!I usually bake in the wee hours.....


Try this one, you'll melt!


Cooking and baking is science but not rocket science, belasah aje....bila nak talipon I ok!

tireless mom said...

I like it when you said rustic. Lambat lagi lah nak try... Order from you je lah.

Wiz said...

Loving your rose.

And anything with pisang in it would be my favourite!

Kitchen Guardian said...


Say when!


It's a piece of cake for you, nanti ye I tunjuk!

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