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Jul 6, 2009

Eggless beetroot carrot cake - easy and healthy

beetroot carrot cake

I have so many other recipes, even a few cakes in my draft, but this one, when I made it yesterday and it came out really good, that I was quite eager to post it immediately, when the taste of it is still fresh in our minds!!!
Actually I had the idea of trying this cake for my son who is a very picky eater, but I kept on postponing it for sometime. Last evening, all of a sudden my son wanted some cake. And I was quite happy to bake some for him. The recipe is so easy with the easily available ingredients. I just had to mix everything together and bake it in a oven. The only time consuming job was to grate some carrots and beetroot. The whole process was over within an hour.We had them warm and fresh from the oven. It tasted just superb. And I was quite happy that my son loved them too. I just realised that he likes these kind if cakes more than those store brought ones which has lots of cream and bitter chocolate.
You can add eggs if you want, but this had a lovely texture and was moist too.



Ingredients-

Dry
Self raising flour- 1 3/4 cup
Wheat flour- 1 1/4 cup
Sugar- 1 1/2 cup
Carrots grated- 1 cup
Beetroot grated- 1 cup

Wet
Milk- 1cup
Canola oil- 1 cup
Vinegar- 2tsp

Method-

Combine the dry ingredients and wet ingredients seperately in different bowls. Then mix them well together.
Grease and flour a cake tin. Pour the batter in the tin. Bake it in a preheated oven at 180c for 45 minutes
Cool for five minutes and invert the cake on a plate. Slice them.
Have them warm. Would be great with some ice cream if you prefer.
Left overs can be stored in a refrigerator. Microwave for few seconds before having them.



I updated my craft blog today with some home made greeting cards. Do have a look.

An update- Thanks Madhuram for the info on your whole grain event. I am sending this recipe for the whole grain baking event hosted by Madhuram of eggless cooking.

45 comments:

Priti said...

That's wonderful...carrot and beetroot in cake...healthy way to eat cake :)...yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

truly a healthy delight

LG said...

Looks good Sowmya and healthy one too. I think you forgot baking soda?? or you don't use it ? I will try this soon.

Parita said...

Wow carrots and beetroots in cake sounds so healthy! looks fab!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice.. looks soft & yummy...

Varunavi said...

Yummy cake,i make carrot cake but never added beets in that.loved ur version

Hari Chandana said...

woww.. wonderful.. new to me.. looks very soft and yummyy.. lovely click !!

Ann said...

Hey Thats a real treat for sure..Carots and beet..Lovely and that too with canola oil..would love to try see this.Thanks for this sowmya.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

healthy way to sneak some veggies in... worth trying...
Great idea too! Yum!

Srilakshmi said...

Such a healthy cake! I'm a picky eater too - will def try this!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Nice combo, lovely cake.

Ashwini said...

Nice combination of carrot and beetroot..Healthy and delicious too. Will try this soon.

Valarmathi said...

Yummy cake. Looks delicious.

Priya said...

Wow sowmya, wat a delicious cake!

Poornima Nair said...

Thats a wonderful healthy cake...looks delicious.

Ashwini said...

healthy cake.. looks perfect

chakhlere said...

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This nice new recipe!!
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You really have a nice and yummy place here!

Usha said...

Sowmya, this is such a brilliant and healthy cake, loved it ! Am looking forward to trying this :-)

sowmya said...

Thankyou all for your comments.
@LG- I did not use Baking soda...the cake was quite soft and spongy..maybe you can try adding a pinch of it..As vinegar acts along with baking soda to help the cake rise..
In my recipe,i feel that I could have avoided vinegar throughout..

Sush said...

I will try this for sure. Just one clarification,how does the cake get spongy without baking soda or baking powder?

Vibaas said...

love the colour :)

Sanghi said...

Mm colourful soft cake sowmya!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Very nice combo,i like beets very much,wish to taste some:)

sowmya said...

@sush- I have added self raising flour which contains proper leavening agents..so i did not add BP,,if you use maida or plain flour, then please add around 4tsps of baking powder

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow what a healthy cake. Wanna have one piece:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice... never heard of this before. but sounds great.

Laavanya said...

Oh that looks great and fluffy - the pink flecks from the beetroot make it so pretty too.

Kiran said...

What a simple and yummy recipe, just one question did you use brown sugar or the normal caster sugar ? I have been meaning to try a carrot cake recipe for some time.

sowmya said...

@Kiran-I used normal fine sugar..but you can try adding 1 1/2 cup of packed soft brown sugar

Indrani said...

yum...lovely soft & healthy one, too

Suma Rajesh said...

woo this looks sooo healthy and beautiful fluffy cake...specially kids love it..

Sireesha said...

Yummy and scrumptious cake...

Jayashree said...

Looks good....I also love the blueberry cake.

Vanamala said...

Looks pretty...

♥Rosie♥ said...

This is one very healthy and tasty cake!

Vaishali said...

Yum, Sowmya, am just loving the idea of carrots and beets in a cake. Looks delicious.

K said...

sowmya, cake looks great! by self rising flour do you mean flour with baking powder added to it?

Sowmya said...

wow it does look great sowms...And beets has a kinda of sweetness that am sure will boost up the taste.
Regarding grating, you can give it a run in food processor if you have, it will mince finely, it will just be like it has been grated fine.
I do that for my halwas.

Superb pics. I will definitely try the cake in some occasion.

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Madhuram said...

Sowmya, believe me or not I too have wanted to try grated beets instead of carrots in a carrot cake. It's so nice to know that it tastes good.

Also I'm conducting a Whole Grain Eggless baking event and this month the theme is Whole Wheat. Since you have used considerable quantity of whole wheat flour also in this recipe, please do send it if you are interested.

Ammu said...

Sounds simple & easy. Addition of beetroot and carrot is new to me. Will try this soon.

Sukanya said...

Lovely way to introduce carrots and beetroot to kids, they will love it and still get the nutrition...good idea.

Divya Kudua said...

Lovely cake Sow..have never tried either of them[beets n carrot] in baking..eggless sounds great too..;)

Ivy said...

The cake looks perfect. I love the addition of beetroot in it. Must try this combination.

vasu said...

I made this last nite-I used 1 cup whole wheat flour.I accordingly adjusted other ingredients like oil,etc.I omitted maida completely.Also added 1/2tsp baking soda.I should have made batter thinner than it was.Cake turned out soft & dense.I baked in Kenstar combi microwave for 7-8 min.After I post it on my blog ,I will leave the link.Loved the cake -used only 5 tsp sugar.Thanks for this recipe !

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