October 5, 2013

Mcqueen car frosted sunflower carrot cake




Ingredients :

  1. All purpose flour - 21/2 cups
  2. Baking powder - 21/2 tsp
  3. Ground ginger - 1 tsp
  4. Ground nutmeg - 1 tsp
  5. Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
  6. Salt - 1/2 tsp
  7. Vegetable oil - 1 cup
  8. Brown sugar - 11/4 cups
  9. Eggs - 3 nos
  10. Grated carrots - 2 cups (250 g)
  11. Coarsely chopped hazelnuts - 1 cup
  12. Sunflower seeds - 2 tbsp
  13. Fondant for covering & decorating the cake
Orange frosting :
  1. Cream cheese - 3 ounce
  2. Butter, softened - 2 tbsp
  3. Grated orange zest - 1 tbsp
  4. Icing sugar - 2 cups

Method :

1.   Preheat the oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease & line up the baking pan with parchment paper.

2.   Combine the flour, baking powder, ginger, nutmeg, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  

3.   Beat the oil, brown sugar and eggs in a large bowl until smooth.

4.   Beat in the carrots, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds & the dry ingredients.  Spoon the batter into the prepared pan & bake for 70-80 mins or until done.  Cool the cake completely.

5.   To prepare the frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter and orange zest in a medium bowl until fluffy.  Beat in the icing sugar.  Spread the cake with the frosting.  And cover the cake with the fondant & serve.



Happy baking :)

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