Bajra Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

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Bajra Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Chef: Plavaneeta Borah
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

This classic gets a new makeover with bajra. With notes of ginger and cinnamon, and loaded with walnuts, it is a perfect treat for chilly afternoons.

Ingredients of Bajra Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup butter/ oil
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup bajra flour
  • 1/2 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp grated ginger
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 200 gm cream cheese
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 40 gm butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

How to Make Bajra Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1.Pre-heat the oven at 100 degree C. Grease a 6-inch baking tray with a little oil and line with a butter paper. Keep aside.
  • 2.Melt butter in a double boiler and let it cool.
  • 3.Place the melted butter in a mixing bowl and add sugar, little at a time, and continue whisking.
  • 4.Add the eggs and whisk well.
  • 5.Sift together the bajra flour, wheat flour, cinnamon powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Add it, one teaspoon at a time, to the egg mixture. Fold carefully to acquire an even mixture without any lumps.
  • 6.Add the milk to make a smooth batter. It should not be too thick or too runny.
  • 7.Add the carrots, ginger and walnuts, and fold again.
  • 8.Bake in the oven at 150 degree C for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted at the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let it cool
  • 9.For the Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 10.In a mixing bowl, whisk cream cheese and butter using an electric beater at low heat until well blended. Do not over mix.
  • 11.Gradually add the icing sugar and continue whisking until smooth.
  • 12.Beat in the vanilla essence.
  • 13.Once the cake is completely cool, top it with cream cheese frosting.