1 pound carrots
1/2 cup fresh pineapple
2 cups sugar
1/1/3 cups oil
3 extra large eggs
2 1/2 cups flour plus 1 tbsp for mixing with the raisins and flour
1 tsp garam masala
2 tsps baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup raisins
1 cup walnuts chopped
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter 2 cake tins, I used a loaf tin and a 8 inch round tin. Line with parchment paper and butter and flour the tins.
- Grate the carrots using a box grater, do not use a food processor as this will make the cake too wet, and it won't hold it's shape.
- Chop pineapple finely.
- I used a hand mixer, beat the sugar and oil well.
- Add the eggs and beat till until light yellow.
- Sift together, the 21/2 cups flour with garam masala, baking soda, and salt.
- Add to the egg mixture and mix on slow speed.
- Toss the raisins and walnuts with the 1 tbsp of flour.
- Add to the cake mixture
- Then add the carrots and pineapple, stir well.
- Divide between the two pans, lace on a cookie sheet, and bake for 55 to 60 mins according to the recipe.
- But it took me 65 minutes maybe because of the high altitude. Check with a toothpick.
- Once baked place them over a wire rack to cool.
- The cakes were really tender even though the batter felt very heavy and dense while I was mixing it. The cake tasted like carrot muffin, yummy!!!