Thursday, June 16, 2011

Quick cooking expedition: Honey carrot cake with Nutella Icing

Today, I decided to meander through the world of baking! You know what inspired me? Literally, I had a dream that I made vegan cupcakes with zucchini. NO JOKE. I woke up and I was like "I have to do it". I mean I didn't really make vegan zucchini cupcakes because I didn't have zucchini... But here is the cake I made! Recipe after picture. 


 It looks like I used wheat! But its not! Yay!

Recipe:
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 large spoonful nutella
  • a scraping of ginger (err not sure if you can taste it lol. Probably not)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  1. Peel the carrot. Then, using the peeler, make thin sheets of carrot. Chop the sheets of carrot. I did this because I felt like you don't get the fiber-ey texture of shredded carrot. In fact, you can barely feel the carrot! Good for getting kids to eat veggies :)
  2. Mix flour, salt, baking powder together. I used a whisk to get the lumps out lol. 
  3. Mix vanilla, egg (lightly beaten), honey, nutella, carrot together. It looks pretty nasty right now, but its okay! It should be really watery. 
  4. Add flour and such into the egg stuff and combine until smooth. 
  5. Bake for approx 20 min. Top with nutella when cool. 
Thats it! If you don't have nutella, just use choco chips and idk! Go crazy! I mean, I didn't have a lot of stuff in my house.. so I basically just improved LOL. 
 

3 comments:

NotaSupermom said...

Mmm, you could put Nutella on a piece of coal and it would taste good. Luckily, I like carrot cake too.

Y said...

YESS I love nutella!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

I really love Nutella!!! YUM! :) This donut cake looks so delish right now!!