Apr 14, 2008

Microwave Ginger Carrot Cake

Ginger carrot cake is a sweet spice cake with grated carrot and ginger mixed into the batter. The carrot softens in the cooking process, and the cake usually has a soft, dense texture. The carrots themselves enhance the flavor, texture and appearance of the cake. The combination of ginger and carrot provides a light, moist and flavorful cake. I tried out this delicious cake in microwave and it turned out so soft and fluffy which is quite a pleasant surprise to me.When I make a cake in the microwave I use Tupperware's Heat N Serve containers.There are other microwave containers out there, but I have only tried Tupperware's. But I do know that microwave cakes tend to come out hard when cooked in glass or corningware.



INGREDIENTS:

Sugar - 1 cup
Brown sugar- 1/2 cup
Butter - 1/4cup
Eggs - 2
Salt - 1/2tsp
All purpose flour - 2cups
Baking soda - 2tsp
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
Ground cinnamon - 1/2tsp
Raw finely grated carrots - 1cup
Crushed ginger - 1tsp
Walnuts pieces- 1/4cup

(For butter cream frosting)

Pure cane powdered sugar - 1/2cup
Milk - 1/4cup
Vanilla extract - 1tsp
Sliced Butter (softened) - 1stick

METHOD:

Lightly grease the tupperware with butter. In a mixing bowl, mix sugar, butter, and eggs. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix dry ingredients into wet mixture and blend well. Finally add walnuts, carrot and ginger into the batter. Pour in the greased tupperware and place it on a trivet in microwave oven. Cook for 10 minutes, giving the dish a quarter turn every 3 minutes. Keep rotating the pan 1/4 turn three times until a skewer inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes in pan. Invert on rack and let cool.

For butter cream frosting beat butter, vanilla and sugar together. For thinner consistency add milk a little at a time. Pour over cake.

Sending these yummy microwave cake to Srivalli who is hosting MEC-Cakes.

Check dear Meera's blog for a different version of Microwave cake.

34 comments:

Divya Vikram said...

Dhivya cake supera irukku..I love the colour and moistness of the cake..should have tasted really great..love the frosting too..

Divya Vikram said...

Dhivya cake supera irukku..I love the colour and moistness of the cake..should have tasted really great..love the frosting too..

Cilantro said...

Nice looking cake. Super!

Mythreyee said...

Looks gorgeous. I had carrot ginger soup in wholefoods yesterday. May be carrot and ginger is a well known combo that I din't know all these days.

Cham said...

Wow looks so good , great colour & combo too, have u done all in MW. Great entry Dear.

ranji said...

OMG!!!the cake looks simply delicious dhivya!!!great entry!!!

Seena said...

D,how could u make this so perfectly in MW!! No preheating required? Looks beautiful, me too made a similar one y'day.. :)

jayasree said...

Delicious looking cake. Ginger and carrot seems to be a good combo. Should try that. Nice entry

sra said...

It looks really good! I have to rouse myself to try this soon!

Rachel said...

Now that looks perfectly done..the frosting et al.

Saswati said...

hey gr8 entry Dhivya...the cake looks wonderful:)

Kalpana said...

Wow, it'll taste yummy...

Arundathi said...

Does it taste as moist without the frosting? would love to try this!

SMN said...

Dhivya Cake luks nice .nice idea of adding ginger

ANJALI J. said...

wow!cake looks yummy.. pictures are so good..

kamala said...

Beautiful pictures Dhivya!!! I love the color and moistness

Mrs.Kannan said...

Wowww Dhiv...U r the champ...atlast i can make a cake without conventional oven,Thanks for the recipe it lookss yummmmm

jj said...

Wow, you made that in the microwave? That looks excellent! I can never get the results I want with the microwave and admire your ability to do so!

Uma said...

what a great entry! The cake looks simply fantastic, Dhivya.

Archy said...

wow.. lovely, puffy carrot cake !!
great entry !!

Madhavi said...

WOW...beautiful cake, looks great!!!nice entry..

Mandira said...

this looks so good, and your recipe sounds easy enough. Will have to try it soon :)

Vaishali said...

Dhivya, hats off!That's a lovely cake- I am really impressed because I wouldn't dare to try baking a cake in a microwave. Mine just gets used for boiling veggies and making rice.

Kalai said...

Gorgeous cakes, Dhivya!! I normally use cream cheese frosting, but this looks wonderful, too. :)

karuna said...

thanks for visiting my blog. loved the carrot cake. intresting that u made it in the microwave.....i always thought they would be hard. but will try it out

Sagari said...

never tried cake in microwave divya,it looks great

Meera said...

Wonderful MW cake, Dhivya.
Thanks for the link, dear!

priar's, said...

Hi divya,
first time in ur blog...
hmmmm....feel like having a piece...its so tempting:)

Homecooked said...

Looks great! Nice entry :)

Daily Meals said...

Hi Dhivya! Cake looks delicious.

AnuZi said...

I'm not a baker in the least but since I have taken on Srivalli's MEC for this month I think I gotta start researching more cakes like yours. The pics look amazing and the recipe simple....perfect combination for hunger to strike :o)

Mansi Desai said...

the cake looks good Dhivya! I made a molten chocolate lava cake for MEC-cakes, but carrot does sound like a nice option for a microwave cake:)

LG said...

slurrrp..yaar!that cake looks yuuummmmm......good job done!

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