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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Carrot Cake

(Havuclu Kek)

Carrot Cake
3 eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 cups carrot, bring them to fine pieces by using food processor
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup walnuts, crumbled
2/3 cup Sultana or Golden raisins

You can use any kind of Cake mold (I used one with a hole in the center).

Preheat the oven to 375 F (180 C).

Beat the eggs with sugar until creamy using a mixer for 3-4 minutes. Add the carrot, olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and cloves, continue to mix. Toss the flour and baking powder in another bowl and add into the mixture. Mix until the batter is creamy. Slowly add walnuts and raisins, stir using a spoon.

Oil the mold first, then sprinkle 1 tbsp flour in it. Pour the batter into the mold equally using a tablespoon.

Place the mold on the middle rack. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Wait for 15 minutes, then place the cake on the wire rack to cool it down.



At 2:40 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

i think that cake is really nice to eat during an afternoon tea..^^

At 12:30 PM, Blogger RMA said...

wow mashaAllah, this is what I am going to cook next, inshaAllah. Thank you, Binnur sister.

At 8:05 AM, Anonymous Catalina said...

It is fantastic!
Thank you dear Binnur!

At 8:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello! I have a stupid question about lemon zest.Since im learning to cook, Im not sure how big the grated zest should be, should I use a grater? or food processor?I truly dont want to spoil the recipe and Im helpless,thank you in advance for your kind answer.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

The lemon rind is grated to make lemon zest:)

At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur Hanım,

Öncelikle tebrikler ve teşekkürler bu güzel site için! :)
Bir sorum var. Ceviz yerine ne kullanabilirim? Toplam 1 bardak kuru üzüm olur mu acaba?
Şimdiden teşekkür ederim!

And just in case if someone who doesn't speak Turkish but wants to ask the same question: Is it ok to substitute walnuts with golden raisins?


P.S. Sorry if I had some mistakes in Turkish. I haven't learned it yet :/

At 5:37 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Merhaba Sevgili Magi,
Kuru uzum miktarini arttirirssaniz kek cok tatli olabilir. Eger 1 kap kuru uzum kullanmak istiyorsaniz seker miktarini biraz azaltmanizi tavsiye ederim:)
Turkceniz harika:D

At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Çok teşekkür ederim!

Yarın mutlaka yapacağım bu keki. Artık 1 hafta güzel bir reçete arıyorum :)


At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Binnur Hanım,

I have made this cake today and it was fantastic!Everyone liked it too much&they couldn't believe that it's carrot cake :)

I served it with ice-cream and caramel topping!

Tekrar teşekkürler!:)))

At 10:16 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Ellerinize saglik Sevgili Magi:)
I love the topping!


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