Thursday, October 18, 2012

Heavenly Carrot Cake: Secret Ingredient = Organic Walnut Oil

Combine wet ingredients at medium to medium-high speed:
  3 eggs
  2 cups sugar
  1 tablespoon your personal combo of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice
  3/4 cup organic walnut oil* secret ingredient (add slowly, emulsifying)

Fold in:
  1 - 1.25 cups shredded carrots
  1/4 cup white raisins (black will do)
  1/4 - 1/2 cup coarsely ground nuts (walnuts, almonds, or in a pinch a flat can of water chestnuts will do.)

Combine dry ingredients and then work into wet-oil ingredients at low-medium speed until well blended but not overworked:
  2 cups flour
  1 tsp salt
  1 tablespoon baking powder
  1 tablespoon baking soda

Pour into parchment-paper prepared pan: 10" round spring form (one layer)
Bake at 350 F degrees for 40 minutes or until cake tests done.

Serve sliced with a dollop of fig-hazelnut spread.