Eggless Spiced Carrot Olive Cake Recipe
A cake made with freshly grated carrot and freshly ground spices that can be baked for a warm dinner with some friend and family member. We have made the batter with eggless option as well using a flax meal egg replacer. Serve the piece of cake with cream cheese frosting and hot cup of tea.
The Spiced Carrot Cake Recipe is made from freshly grated carrots and a variety of freshly ground spices that can be baked for a warm dinner with some friends or family or serve it along as a tea time snack or pack it up as a healthy snack for kids, it will be savored! I have shared how to make this cake egg free (eggless) as well using the Flax Meal Egg Replacer.
If you like tea time cakes, then you must try :
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour (Maida)
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) , ground
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 teaspoons Baking powder
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar (Demerara Sugar)
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1 cup Carrots (Gajjar) , grated
- 1/2 cup Walnuts , chopped
- 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) For Flax Meal Egg Replacer
- 2 tablespoons Flax seed powder (flax meal)
- 6 tablespoons Chilled water Quick Glaze
- 1/2 cup Icing Sugar
- 2 teaspoons Water
How to make Eggless Spiced Carrot Olive Cake Recipe
To begin making the Carrot Cake Recipe, first preheat oven 180 C. Grease and flour a 9 inch spring foam pan or a bread loaf pan or a bundt pan. Keep aside.
If your recipe asks for 2 eggs, measure 2 tablespoons of flax meal along with 6 tablespoons of water. Stir well and let the mixture rest for about 15 minutes. This process of resting helps the flax meal mixture develop a gelatinous consistency similar to eggs.
Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and keep aside.
In a large bowl or the bowl of the stand mixer; beat together the oil, sugar and eggs (flaxmeal egg replacer) until light and fluffy. Gradually add in the flour mixture and the carrots and beat until well combined.
Fold in the walnuts and spoon the batter into the prepared cake pan and place it to bake in the preheated oven. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until when a tester inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Once the cake is baked, remove from the oven.
You can serve the Spiced Carrot Cake as it is or along with a glaze or cream cheese topping.
In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup confectioners sugar and 1 to 2 tsp water until smooth but thick glaze forms(too thin will be absorbed by the cake). Place a piece of waxed paper under cooling rack for easy cleanup. Spoon glaze back and forth over the cake forming a zig zag pattern. Keep the cake on the cooking rack until glaze is set about 15-20 minutes.
Or you can optionally whisk some cream cheese along with icing sugar and spread it over the carrot cake.
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