Friday, December 21, 2012

Carrot Cake With Chocolate Ganache / Eggless Carrot Cake With Chocolate Ganache


Wishing Everyone a very Happy Christmas!!! Most of u might be busy in preparing for Christmas Celebration - Baking, Decorating house and cooking for your guests this n that. Me too really loved this year's all festival/special occasion, Yup i cooked few recipes for Diwali & Bakes some cookies n cakes for Christmas and enjoyed eating it with my family :)

Final post on my Christmas recipes, i wanted to share few cookies recipes but becoz of my laziness i couldn't make it in time but sure will try to share here in future. Today's recipe is an Eggless Carrot Cake with chocolate glaze/Ganache. I have already posted the Eggless Carrot cake - Microwave version and this cake from my dear friend Sobha's recipe. So soft, moist and delicious cake and a best recipe ever. Generally Carrot Cake is topped with Cream cheese Frosting or it is served as such. First i thought to bake it as a plain cake with some nuts n raisins. But my lil' one wanted the cake with some cream/frosting. So for a change I paired this Carrot cake with Chocolate Ganache and the recipe is from Joy of Baking. Both are very simple recipe and easy to make.

Ingredients
For Eggless Carrot Cake
  1. All Purpose Flour           1 cup
  2. Whole Wheat Flour         1/2 cup
  3. Sugar                             1/2 cup
  4. Baking Soda                  1 tsp
  5. Baking Powder              1/2 tsp
  6. Salt                               a generous pinch(optional, i added)
  7. Ground Cinnamon      1 tsp
  8. Grated Carrot             1 and 1/2 cup
  9. Yogurt                        3/4 cup
  10. Oil                             1/2 cup ( i used Extra light olive oil)
  11. Vanilla                       2 tsp

Method
  • Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit. Line 9" round cake with parchment paper and grease baking spray and keep aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, sift flours, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and  then add sugar and combine everything well.
  • To this add grated carrots and stir.
  • In another mixing bowl, add beaten yogurt, oil and vanilla essence stir and add it to the dry ingredient/flour  mixture and mix everything well.
  • Then pour the batter to the lined/greased cake pan and bake for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted tooth pick comes out clean.
  • Once done, remove from oven and cool in wire rack and then top with glaze or any desired frosting.
For Chocolate Ganache
  1. Semi sweet chocolate/Chocolate chips      6 oz or 1 cup
  2. Heavy Whipping Cream                             3/4 cup
  3. Unsalted Butter                                           1 tbsp
Method
  • Add chocolate chips cream, and butter in a heatproof bowl. 
  • Place over a saucepan of simmering water and melt until smooth. 
  • Remove from heat and let stand at room temperature until it is of pouring consistency. 
  • Then pour the frosting over the cooled cake. Let stand until frosting has thickened.
  • After that slice and serve!
Notes:
Chocolate Ganache topping is optional, this can be served without topping/frosting.
To the prepared cake batter, u can also stir in with some chopped nuts, dry fruits or raisins.
As i have used 1/2 cup whole wheat four, i felt the dough bit thick, so added 1/4 cup warm water to get the right consistency.
I poured only 3/4 of the prepared ganache and sprinkled with some edible flowered sprinkles.


Sending it to Deepthi's Christmas Food Fair Event.

36 comments:

  1. Beautiful cake dear :) looks so good, want to dive in ;)

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  2. Carrot cake and chocolate ganache is a new combination to me.But looks so interesting and delicious. Love the simple decoration you have made to the cake.. naan appadiyae saapiduvaen.. :)

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    1. Yes..usually carrot cake is topped with cream cheese frosting but my kids wanted to make some chocolate frosting so I made this simple ganache :)

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  3. inviting cake.. Nice presentation
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  4. Looks delicious the frosting looks wonderful. merry christmas

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  5. nice twist of chocolate ganache for carrot cake.. good one !

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  6. awesum pics.beautiful presentation.my fav cake....my fav frosting...neat expalanation..every thing ever thing was just wonderful..can give 10/10..N plz if u possible just eat a slice behalf of me..hahhaha
    Maha

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  7. Beautiful pics Sangee...the cake looks very delicious...Merry Christmas dear.

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  8. sangee why do you have to stay so far away - the cake with the chocolatey frosting looks awesome. seasons greetings to u & family !

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  9. Wonderful treat sangee loved the cute toppings

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  10. Am not a big fan of creame cheese n yours sounds the best option! Beautiful cake! Happy holidays!

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  11. Wow... it looks awesome i too love the chocolate much... Kandipa superb taste ah irukum...
    Soya Beans Biryani
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  12. Lovely, soft cake..My fav one!!! Loved that ganache as topping..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  13. Looks yummilicious and super soft dear :) Wish I could grab a piece!!! Lovely clicks too as always!!
    Peanut Chocolate Balls | Chocolate Balls | Christmas Recipes

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  14. Wow looks so tempting dear...luvly clicks :)

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  15. Looks Delicious Sangeetha!!!Love that ganache on top!!!!makes me go oooohhhhlalala!!!! Awesome Clicks!!!!

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  16. Very perfect carrot cake, wonderfully decorated.

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  17. Such an elegant and super moist cake..Cant resist to those chocolate ganache.

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  18. So cute with the sprinkles on top! This looks really tasty. :) I don't think I've had carrot cake with chocolate frosting - it sounds really good! :)

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  19. wow... cake looks awesome... your frosting is perfect and adds a wonderful coulour and appeal to the cake... mouth watering!!

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  20. Soo inviting,love the texture..perfectly baked.

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  21. just awesome :) moist cake..

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  22. That looks so good!! yummy yumm!!!

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  23. The cake looks simply gorgeous..

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  24. It looks amazing sangee. I have been thinking to try chocolate ganache for long time. dunno when I am going to do it. BTW, I like your neat decoration too. particularly on the sides of the cake, it looks beautiful!

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  25. Beautiful and perfect looking cake...Neatly decorated dear..

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  26. Its really great and nice decoration too.....

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  27. Love the ganache topping...yum combo of carrot cake with chocolate ganache!

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  28. Looks perfect and tempting. Superb photos. I have used this recipe and tried different one. Will post soon.

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    1. thank U Saraswathi, sure would like to see ur version..plz share the link once u post it. Thanks!

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  29. Hey! I tried this recipe yesterday. The cake was super moist and the chocolate ganache combination became an instant hit with the kids! Thanks for the lovely recipe

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