Carrot Cake..A special celebration

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A big hello to all of you. Just in case you were wondering where have I vanished..here is something special to share with you. God has been really kind and has blessed us with a beautiful angel. My second daughter was born on June 9th, 2016. Our lives just got a lot happier, the big sister being the happiest of all. πŸ™‚

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This carrot cake was made to celebrate her “1 month” completion and is therefore a very special one. Just in case you have never had a carrot cake before, let me warn you that it won’t taste like carrot. That’s the primary difference between baking with fruits and vegetables, A banana bread has an amazing flavor of the fruit but hide some zucchini in a bread and no one will ever know. Shredded carrots lend a beautiful color and texture to this cake and makes the cake very moist and delicious. A full serving of vegetables in a dessert..How awesome is that πŸ™‚

 

So without wasting any more time, lets make this delicious carrot cake

Ingredients:

All purpose flour – 2 cups

Grated carrots – 2 1/2Β cups

Eggs – 4

Sugar – 1 1/2Β cups

Oil – 1 cup

Raisins – 1/2 cup

Baking powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Baking Soda – 1 tsp

Cinnamon powder – 1 1/2 tsp

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp

Cream Cheese Frosting:

Cream Cheese – 8 oz

Unsalted butter – 1/4 cup

Powdered Sugar – 2 cups

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and lighty greaseΒ a 9 inch cake pan. Finely grate the carrots and keep aside.
  2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon powder.
  3. Using an electric or hand mixer, beat the eggs until frothy and then add in the sugar and beat till the batter is thick and creamy. Slowly add in the oil and vanilla extract and continue mixing.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until just combined. Fold in the carrots and raisins.
  5. Bake for aboutΒ 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let it rest for about 10 minutes before removing the cake from the pan. You can enjoy the cake as is or frost it if you like.
  6. Use an electric or hand mixer and blend together the ingredients listed under cream cheese frosting until smooth and well combined.
  7. Spread the frosting as desired and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Enjoy.

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So that is how I made this carrot cake to celebrate my daughter’s one month in our lives.

You never really know how happy someone can make you..until they come along. πŸ™‚

Thanks so much for stopping by. Do let me know if you try this cake.

Love,

Ritu. πŸ™‚

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

95 Comments Add yours

  1. First off, HUGE congratulations on the birth of your daughter! We love carrot cake in this house. In fact, we had it as our wedding cake 20 years ago!

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    1. Thanks so much for the wishes

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  2. pins & ashes says:

    Awesome news Ritu πŸ™‚ I can imagine the big sister, I was one beaming one when my brother was born .. (I love carrot cake, or even pumpkin for that matter)

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    1. Thanks a bunch. Having a sibling is indeed pretty awesome.

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  3. Congratulations Ritu! She is super cute dear. God bless her. I know how excited the big sister must be right now. 😁 I absolutely love carrot cakes but never tried making it myself. Will definitely give your recipe a shot. ThanksπŸ˜ƒ

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    1. Thanks so much for the wishes. Do let me know if you try out this cake.

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  4. payel says:

    Congratulations to you, Many many happy returns to your daughter .God bless her.Carrot cake is looking awesome .Thank you for sharing your wonderful celebration cake with us.

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    1. Thank you so much for the wishes. Glad you liked the cake.

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  5. Congratulations!! That cake looks super yummy πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much for the wishes. Glad you liked it.

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  6. flynthings says:

    Congratulations! What a cutie!

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  7. CHCooks says:

    That’s awesome Ritu 😊 Big congrats! Cake looks super delicious 😊

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    1. Thanks for the wishes. Glad you liked the cake.

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  8. Congrats on your baby girls…the carrot cake look lovely!

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    1. Thanks for the wishes and appreciation.

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  9. Alok Singhal says:

    This is such a good news…double congratulations (for the baby and cake).

    A perfect occasion to show your happiness too!

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    1. Thanks so much for the good wishes

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  10. Sumith Babu says:

    Congratulations Ritu!! And the cake looks great!!

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    1. Thanks for the wishes. Glad you liked the cake.

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  11. diy180 says:

    This looks amazing and your daughter is beautiful. I found your lovely blog and enjoyed visiting. I would love for you to share your carrot cake at my link party I am having today. Hope to see you there. http://diy180site.blogspot.com/2016/07/dishing-it-and-digging-it-link-party-105.html

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked my blog. Will surely check out the link below.

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  12. Omg your daughter is sooooo adorable!! Once again, CONGRATS to you and your family πŸ˜‰ The carrot cake looks simply delicious!!

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    1. Thanks so much for the wishes and kind words. Glad you liked the cake.

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  13. Oh I love carrot cake and that one especially looks so yummy! And congratulations πŸ™‚

    love from,

    http://www.Raquelcanoblog.com

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    1. Thanks for the wishes and appreciation. You have a beautiful blog.

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  14. Archana says:

    Congratulations Ritu!! Super cute baby and thanks for the lovely recipe, love carrot cake!

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    1. Thanks for your wishes. Glad you liked the cake

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  15. Ritu Namaskaram – I can not bake!!! (and luckily I do not have a sweet tooth) but your cake looks so inviting, I might even have a try = one never knows πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ I like your blog and thats why I follow you. Carina

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    1. Thanks for the appreciation. So glad to connect with you.

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  16. Nandini says:

    Congratulation Ritu God bless the sweet angle πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks so much for the good wishes

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  17. milliethom says:

    Oh wow, what a wonderful post! Big congratulations on the birth of your beautiful daughter. I hope her first month hasn’t left you totally sleepless. πŸ™‚ It’s also lovely that your little three-year-old daughter loves her to bits. As for the celebratory cake, it’s just perfect. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like carrot cake and yours looks particularly special.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and wishes. So glad you liked the cake.

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  18. sheenampuri says:

    Great Recipe! πŸ™‚ and many congratulations for your daughter! πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks for the wishes.

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  19. Ro says:

    What an adorable baby girl! Love this recipe too

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    1. Thanks for your kind words

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  20. So exciting Ritu! Many congratulations!

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    1. Thanks for the wishes

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  21. That looks delicious Ritu… And the little munchkin looks adorable ! God bless:)
    XO

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    1. Thanks for your wishes and kind appreciation

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  22. Beautiful cake Ritu. πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Seeing your post is the best thing ever. πŸ˜ƒ

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      2. That’s the nicest thing I have heard today. Thanks πŸ˜„

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      3. Yayyy…😊😊😊

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  23. ANM7 says:

    It comes across, the joy that this blog brings to you. And then, one thing I have experienced a great deal of this past two years is a baby entering the life a child born previously (my two Grand daughters) . Yes they profited the most from the birth of two new arrivals, both girls. How they have risen to the occasion. Of course both born to separate daughters, in different states. Well your daughter looks adorable. Well done. And the cake is marvelous, and the recipe appears to be well laid out, easy to follow. I’ve done a lot of cooking in my life, and will attempt it. A wonderful accomplishment. Congratulations.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your kind words and wishes are much appreciated.

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  24. jmsabbagh says:

    Thank you for following my humble blog.You have a unique blog,and you are doing a fantastic job.On Saturdays my wife and l love to cook.We will try few of your recipes. Best regards.

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation. Do let me know if you try out something.

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      1. jmsabbagh says:

        You welcome.

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  25. Linda Fernandes says:

    Wooooow gorgeous congrats to you and you hubby dear and ur angel is choooooo chweeeet god bless 😘

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    1. Thanks so much for the wishes. Appreciate it.

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  26. looks good !!!! will try it soon

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    1. Thank you. Do let me know if you like it.

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  27. anitacuisine says:

    Congratulations for your adorable daughter ! The recipe also is wonderful , I love carrot cake !

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and wishes

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  28. girlandworld says:

    It’s looks gorgeous.. Yummm

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  29. girlandworld says:

    The baby is super cute. Congratulations

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  30. Such a cutie your baby is! ❀
    And thanks for sharing this amazing recipe, one of my friends is into baking, I'm sure she'll be so happy to give this a try! πŸ™‚

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      1. You’re most welcome! πŸ™‚

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  31. sewloveable says:

    Congratulations on the new beautiful addition to your family!! The carrot cake looks delicious and it happens to be my favorite!

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    1. Thanks for your wishes and appreciation.

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  32. Steve says:

    Very beautiful

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  33. ❀ fantastic recipe, blog and presentation.
    Glad I found your blog. I am following you, and wanted to invite you to participate and feature as a Guest poster with us, and share some of your awesome recipes on our blog?

    Have a look at: https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/update-fellow-bloggers-sharing-is-caring-recipe-exchange/ and leave me a note in the comments with a link to a recipe on your blog, if you’re interested. That will be just fantastic. Hope to hear from you soon 😊

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  34. missbhukkad says:

    I love carrot cake and this looks yum!! Definitely gonna try this

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    1. Thanks. Do let me know if you like it

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  35. B says:

    Congratulations on the arrival of your new daughter. I hope everything is going well. Carrot cake is my favorite, so I’m biased when I say that I think you made the perfect choice in baking this cake for your celebration.

    I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts. Congratulations on your nomination for the One Lovely Blog award!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words and wishes. Much appreciated

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  36. Sabine says:

    love the pecans &carrots together- delicious!

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  37. mypinchofyum says:

    Congratulations to you dear. πŸ™‚ Your little one is super cute and the cake looks just fabulous. Stay blessed. :*

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    1. Thanks so much for the wishes and appreciation

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  38. malinispace says:

    Congrats. Cake looks very lovely and yummy:)

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  39. callmetrav says:

    Your cake looks amazing. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    1. Thanks. Do let me know if you like it.

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      1. callmetrav says:

        I will. Thanks😊😊

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  40. esoofi says:

    Big Congratulations on arrival of your small Angel! I was away for a while and just checked your post. Lovely cake and as usual all your recipes. God bless.

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    1. Thanks so much for the good wishes. Much appreciated

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  41. threebrits says:

    Congratulations!! This carrot cake looks so tasty!

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  42. agnesstramp says:

    This carrot cake looks very tasty! I must prepare this soon!

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    1. Thanks. It sure is. Do let me know if you like it.

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