Make this delicious Carrot Cardamom Cake at home with this easy recipe. Moist and full of Flavors!
With Easter, just around the corner, it’s time for Baking! There was a head start in my mind that it’s not going to be a variation or advancement of a chocolate cake. Well, that made it lot easier in deciding what I really want to make. Then the obvious choice had to be some sort of Carrot Cake themed with the occasion – Easter.
I really have no clue why Carrot delicacies- be it sweet meat or savories, are associated with Easter. This association is quite interesting and I have to find out why ?? If anyone reading this post has got any literature on this, do share it with me, I would love to know all about the implicit alliance. I have a recipe for Honey Glazed Carrots, in case you are looking for a side recipe.
Anyways, now that my baked confection was all decided, I was confident about having all the needed ingredients. The recipe is an adaptation of the Victoria Loaf Cake with lots of finely grated carrots and flavored with cardamom. Leaving my Oven set at a low temperature of 170C / Gas Mark 3, I began beating the egg until it was frothy, then included the sugar and mixed it well. Now it was time to include Oil and I noticed, I didn’t have enough. Knowing its an Oil based cake, I should have ensured there was sufficient enough. Should I say Negligence or Over Confidence? I could not spot the Baking Powder placed right in front of my eyes while pushing the panic button.
All that I did was to turn off the oven and drive to the supermarket to buy the basics. Can you believe this !! It was a good learning at that juncture. I really hope nothing of that sort would repeat again. After squandering away good 40 minutes, I completed the batter and put them in the oven after returning from the grocer. Amidst all the panic, SOS call to our chef friend and he gave me a lot of handy tips with the cake.
It was worth every effort, I must say! The cake turned out just how I would like to eat. A Carrot Cake that is full of flavors, moist and will melt in your mouth. A perfect Tea Cake when served as it is or even mildly frosted and garnished with toasted almond flakes.
Heyy, before we move on to the recipe did I mention that all the beautiful tableware used in this post are sponsored by Denby Pottery. Denby has been my favorite stoneware brand, even before collaborating on this post !! I would ogle at the gorgeous tableware, in my every visit to McArthur Glen Designer Outlet in Ashford. The tea plates and dessert plates are from the Peveril Collection while the Oval Platter is from the Regency Range. To learn more about their Made in England Story and how they have been making pottery for over 200 years, hop over to their website.