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Monday, January 5, 2015

Whole Wheat Carrot Cake ( That's some Low calorie indulgence )

"How can a cake be healthy?", queried my husband. "It has to have sugar, butter/oil and maida", he elaborated. "How about we cut down on the sugar and oil, and replace the maida with atta ?", I replied. "What about the taste?", was the obvious question that followed. Humm. That last question sent me scurrying to my laptop for a godsend solution as any other plea regarding health was going to cut any ice with father and son. And I did find the prefect solution in Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe.

This recipe very cleverly substitutes a part of the wheat flour with grated carrot while going easy on the sugar and oil. The natural sweetness of carrots combined with the generous use of eggs gives this cake a deliciously moist texture and awesome flavours. Read on for the recipe -

Preparation Time - 1 hour 20 mins

Ingredients -

  • 2 cups coarsely grated carrots
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (atta)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp Eno
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • Baking dish - Borosil 1.2 L Square dish

Preparation - Grind the sugar into a powder.

Break the eggs into a bowl and beat them till fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and beat for 2-3 mins .

Stir in the grated carrot followed by the wheat flour, cinnamon powder, salt, Eno and baking powder.

Finally add the oil and mix everything together.

Baking - Heat an oven to 180 degrees Centigrade for 10 mins.

Grease and then dust the baking tray with a little flour. Pour the batter into it and place it in the center of the oven. Allow to bake for 45-50 mins or till a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool down. (Run a knife along the edges and flip it over while it is still a bit warm. This way it comes out clean)

Cut into pieces and serve along with some tea/coffee. (Since it is a moist cake, it is best to refrigerate any leftovers)

Note - Baking time will vary with the size of the baking dish.


  1. That sure is great for this time of the year, when we might be watching our calories.Happy New Year and cheers to many more.


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