Thursday, May 18, 2006

Traditional Carrot Cake

After a long delay, here comes the traditional carrot cake.

Green's Traditional Carrot Cake.

Instructions printed at the back of the box.

Let's make the cake step by step. First, pre-heat the oven (toaster for my case). Then, place cake mix into a big bowl.

No big bowl? Use the pot of a rice cooker.

Add an egg into it.

Yea, just an egg will be enough.;)

Add 1/3 cup of oil and 2/3 cup of water into the bowl and mixed everything with a wooden spoon. (Add some walnuts which is optional)

Keep mixing...


Until it looks like this...

After that, lightly grease the baking tray with margarine to avoid the cake sticking to the tray.

Messy right? I grease the magarine with my finger, which is faster.:P

Then, pour the mixture into the baking tray.


60% done.

Wrap the tray with aluminium foil and stuff it into the pre-heated oven.

If you are using a small toaster like I do to bake the cake, make sure you switch the baking tray to the other side after some time. Then, take off the aluminium foil if you find the cake is almost done so that there will be less moisture and at the same time, to avoid overbake it.

After a while, the cake should look like this when it's done.

85% done.

Invert the cake on a cooling tray. If not, chopping board will do.

Now, the icing part comes in.


Icing comes in another packet.

Empty the icing sachet into an electric mixer (Chris used an electric blender since we don't have any mixer). Add 3 tablespoons of margarine into it and start mixing. Mix until everything is combined.

It turned out to be ok with the blender...

Now, I made a BIG mistake here when baking this cake. Chris asked me whether we should straight away spread the icing on the cake or not. Me, being impatient, told him that we just spread on it. And the consequence is, the icing melted when it touched the cake. My bad! I learnt a lesson, should have read the instructions carefully before baking it. We should wait for the cake to cool before we can spread the icing on top of the cake.

Not bad also lah...:P

Thumb up!

The cake can be served after that...

Too thin. Should have used smaller baking tray so that the cake is thicker.

Open your mouth...

This cake overall is quite yummy. My housemates and I finished the whole cake in one night!

Chris...What's our next cake?

4 comments:

lynnwei said...

hey...yummy!! looks so nice..does it really taste like carrot?? ahaha...

have u tried cheese cake?

orange cake?

Kok said...

ermmm..it actually doesn't taste like carrot. haha! it just contains a little bit of dried carrot in the mixture.

cheese cake? orange cake? not yet leh..i'll suggest it to my housemate...haha!

bamboo said...

kiddo, now the white wings or blue wings that brand got discount! only about $2 per box. have u tried the brand before?

Kok said...

White wings?? I tried that! hahaha! that's the white chocolate cake that I have made earlier...ermm..you read the post and you will know whether it's good or not. hahaha!

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