Jul 29, 2009

Carrot cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting

My maiden entry for Rosie and Maria's Sweet and Simple Bake blog was a delight to make not to mention it was literally sweet and simple. I used store bought raspberry cream cheese frosting instead of the one M & S had on their blog. Mainly because my 3 year old eats with his eyes and as I thought he did like the purple frosting. Not to mention the M&Ms I put on top. Tushar and Jr. finished off a slice each in no time and were ready for more!
If you want the recipe for traditional cream cheese frosting, visit Maria and Rosie's blog.


1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1 cup dark brown sugar
2 cups shredded carrots
2 eggs
5 oz vegetable oil (I used corn oil)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 oz raisins
4 oz chopped pecans


Beat the eggs and combine the oil, sugar, carrots, raisins and pecans. Sift all the dry ingredients and mix with the wet ingredients.
Preheat the oven to 300 degree. Oil and line with parchment paper a 9 by 5 loaf tin. Pour the batter into it and smooth the top.
Bake for 40 – 50 minutes till a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Frost with store bought raspberry cream cheese and your choice of sprinkles or in my case with M&Ms.
I am getting ready to go for a vacation with a dear friend in Atlanta. I will be back in a week. Till then stay cool and have fun.


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  2. Love the frosting & of course the cake!

  3. Same pinch !! Our debut with Sweet nd Simple :))
    Dont miss all the great indian food in atlanta...and if you come to Charlotte, give me a shout :)

  4. Wow..Carrot cake looks wonderful..I love the topsy turvy pic;).

  5. The cakes inviting me. I just loved this cake and I got all accolades fr making this at home.Enjoy ur vacation.

  6. There is a most appropriate award for you at

  7. The cake looks so delightful to attract not just a 3 year old,, but everybody else :-))

    Have fun in Atlanta with your friend!

  8. Hi Jaya, a warm welcome to S&SB and it is lovely to have you baking with us! Your carrot cake looks wonderful and I adore the purple frosting with the M & M's adorning the top :0)

    Have a great holiday in Atlanta.

    Thank you for taking part in this month’s Sweet & Simple Bakes event! I do hope you will join us once again in our monthly baking :0)

    Best wishes Rosie x

  9. Hi Jaya
    Welcome to Sweet and Simple Bakes!

    Your carrot cake looks gorgeous and great to hear your kids loved it.

    Thanks for joining us and hope you will join us again.


  10. Interesting twist: Raspberry cream cheese. Unique. Great job.

  11. Attactive, Delicious and its Purple Frosting!! A+++ for Jaya. :)

  12. Oooh I think I want some raspberry cream frosting!! Great cake.


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