Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Tri-layered Dates n Carrot Cake

Ingredients -

All purpose flour- 1 cup
Wholewheat flour - 3/4 cup (little more than half)
Sugar - 1 1/2 cup
Egg - 3
Baking powder - 1 1/3 tsp
Soda bi carb - 1/2 tsp
Dates - cut into pieces 1 cup
Carrot - grated 1/2 cup
Butter - 60 g
Cream ( malai) - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
Food colour orange - few drops until u get desired colour

Method -

1. Beat malai and butter until it's very light and fluffy.
2. Add sugar gradually and keep beating it continuously
    on full speed from an electric mixer.
3. Add eggs one at a time  beating after each addition.
4. Sift the flours, baking powder, soda and add it
   gradually in the batter alternating with the milk.
5. Mix all well, add vanilla essence.
6. Divide the batter into two unequal parts, take out
    less than half of the batter in another bowl and mix
    the grated carrot in it.
7. Now add food colour and chopped dates in the
    remaining batter and mix it well.
8  Grease and line a baking tray and spread half of
    the orange batter on it evenly,
9. Spread all the carrot mixed batter on it, taking care
    to spread evenly over the orange batter.
10. Finally spread the remaining orange batter over
      both the layers, covering it all.
11. Bake it on a pre - heated oven for 1/2 an hour or
      until baked thoroughly, when inserted with a skewer,
      it should come out clean.
12.  Take it out from the baking dish, let it cool on a wire 
       rack for half an hour, cut it into pieces and serve
       this tasty and healthy cake.

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