All of my baking equipments are packed and thrown to the upper part of the cupboard. Hope I can restart my baking experiments once after the house renovation is done.
This Carrot Sarkkara Cake which I had tried a few months ago, kids thought it is chocolate, seeing the outer part! The carrots disappeared when the cake was done, so there was no worry for them about eating it. Everyone who tasted the cake couldn't find the carrots in it.. :) I hope, this would be a healthy option for those who try to avoid ordinary sugar in their cooking. Moreover, addition of carrots make it more healthy..
What I used for making this Carrot sarkkara cake
Carrot 2 cups grated
maida 2 cups
baking powder 1 3/4 tsp
jaggery 4 big blocks
ghee or butter 3/4 cup
cardamom powder 3/4 tsp
cashew nuts few
essence as per taste
How I prepared
Melt jaggery in very little water. If impurities are there, strain and allow to cool.
Beat egg and ghee / butter together. Add baking powder , maida, carrots,cardamom powder, essence and melted jaggery into it and mix together in the food processor without forming lumps.
Grease a non stick pan.Add the above mixture into it and place the cashews over it.
Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes in 175 degree C. Or bake until done.