No Bake Carrot Cake

I haven’t bake or make any cakes for quite sometime now..with another bun in the oven, the cake oven stays barren..haha

So, there we were at my mom’s. Well, it was my brother’s birthday. We decided to make a cake that mom could indulge in (she’s been on a strict diet for a few years now to get healthy). So, we decided to make this No Bake Carrot Cake from Trinity’s Kitchen. You can look up for her video on youTube.

The cake is pretty simple to make, but let me ensure you it IS rich in taste and it is something you could really indulge in. It tastes even better after a few days in the fridge as it sets well.

Decoration was pretty decent. Covered the cake with some delicious creamy cashew and dates (combo) frosting. Topped with some walnuts, and some raisins around the cake as its border. And of course, what’s a birthday cake without some cake toppers for the birthday boy. The cake turned out beautifully. However the frosting was a bit challenging, I would make sure the dates were pitted before they are soaked so that they would really soften and blend a bit more easily. Other than that this is a really easy and tasty cake to assemble, enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

NO BAKE CARROT CAKE

Ingredients:
100g dates
100g walnuts
1 large carrot
1/4 tsp nutmeg (powder)
1/2 tsp ginger (powder)
1 tsp cinnamon (powder)
1 Tbsp coconut oil (frozen)
3 Tbsp ground almonds

How to:
1. Soak dates and walnuts in water for about 2 hours.
2. Drain dates and walnuts.
3. In the food processor, combine the dates, walnuts and grated carrots.
4. Add in nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon.
5. Stir and fold in the coconut oil and
ground almonds.
6. Shape the mixture into a cake.
7. Let it set in the fridge for as long as you want.

THE FROSTING

Ingredients:
Handful Cashew nuts
Handful dates
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Whole Walnuts and raisins (for decoration)

How to:
1. Soak dates and cashews in water for about 2 hours.
2. Drain dates and cashews.
3. Blend together with vanilla extract until creamy.
3. Spread onto cake as desired.
4. Place walnuts and raisins for decoration.

*Makes a nice petit cake (around 5″)

 

 

 

Experiment: Strawberry Cake

It’s the first time I ever baked a strawberry cake, and I’m so excited! ๐Ÿ˜€

for the taste test, I made some cupcakes before making the full cake ๐Ÿ˜‰ there were two batches, and we loved the 2nd one ๐Ÿ™‚

Strawberryย flavoredย cake:

  • cream 250 g butter + 180 g sugar
  • add in 4 eggs
  • add in 2 tsp strawberry emulco
  • add 250 g self raising flour alternating with 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • add 2 tbsp strawberry jam

There’s a lot of room for improvement to this recipe, I’d like to use real strawberries next time (if I could find any…hehe) ๐Ÿ˜‰ thinking of adding more buttermilk to the batter, but it’s already nice n fluffy ๐Ÿ™‚

hmm…any cake tastes nice when they’re fresh from the oven..rite?? LOL ๐Ÿ˜€