Saturday, 17 October 2015

Eggless Carrot and Cinnamon Sponge Cake with Yogurt, Cinnamon and Walnut Frosting

Eggless Carrot and Cinnamon Sponge Cake with Yogurt, Cinnamon and Walnut Frosting

Ingredients for the Cake
1 1/2 cups All purpose flour(Maida)
3/4 cup  Caster Sugar
1  tsp Baking powder
1  tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder
Pinch of Salt
1/2 cup Beaten Curd + 1/2 Milk = Butter Milk
1 tsp Vanilla essence
1/2 cup Grated Carrot
1/2 cup Oil


Grease 8 inch  square tin with oil.
Take oil and sugar and beat it, till the sugar melts and combines with the oil. Add the essence and carrot, mix it. In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, soda bicarbonate, salt and cinnamon. Sieve it together. Beat the butter milk well. Add 1/2 the butter milk in the sugar, beat it. Now add the flour. Beat it. Repeat the process till the end. The batter has to be thick dropping consistency. Pour this batter into the prepared tin and keep it ready.Place the tin in the preheated oven and bake it at 180 degrees Celcius for 35-40 mins.The baking time varies from oven to oven,hence keep an eye after 30 mins. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake to check whether it is done. If the toothpick comes out clean then the cake is done. Remove the tin from the oven and let it sit for 10 mins on the cooking rack.  Run a sharp knife around the edges of the cake and gently turn it upside down onto a wire rack and let it cool completely.

Yogurt, Cinnamon and Walnut  Frosting
2 cups hung Yogurt
1/2 cup to 1 cup Icing  sugar as per the sweetness required
1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder
1 tbsp Walnut powder

Beat the Icing sugar, cinnamon powder and  yogurt together. Cut the cake horizontally from the centre. Apply the frosting. Place the top part of the cake on the frosting. Spread the frosting on top of the cake. Sprinkle walnut powder on top of the frosting. Take 3 tbsp of the frosting,  add orange colour and mix it. Take a piping bag and put the frosting in it to make the carrot. Now take 1 tbsp of the frosting,  add green colour and mix it. Put it in a piping bag to make carrot leaves. Cut the tip of the piping bag. Carrot decoration is ready. First use the green frosting and make leaves for the carrots. Then make the carrot with the help of  orange piping bag. Cut in to rectangle pieces and serve it immediately or cold.

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