How to make a delicious Cardamom-spiced Carrot Cake:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
- Cream cheese frosting (for topping)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour a 9-inch round cake pan or line it with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until well combined.
- In another bowl, beat together the sugar and vegetable oil until well blended. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined. Do not overmix.
- Fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts (if using) until evenly distributed throughout the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared cake pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
- Remove the cake from the oven and let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Then, transfer it to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Once the cake has cooled, frost it with cream cheese frosting. You can also decorate the top with additional chopped nuts or carrot decorations if desired.
- Slice and serve the Cardamom-spiced Carrot Cake, and enjoy!
This Cardamom-spiced Carrot Cake is a delightful twist on the classic carrot cake, with the warm and aromatic flavors of cardamom adding a unique touch. It’s perfect for any occasion, from birthdays to holiday gatherings. The combination of moist carrot cake, fragrant spices, and creamy cream cheese frosting creates a delicious and satisfying dessert that will impress your family and friends.
Remember to use high-quality cardamom, such as the authentic Indian Green Cardamom from Spice Shuttle, to enhance the flavors of this delightful cake. Enjoy the wonderful blend of sweetness and spice in every bite!