Ever since we bought some walnuts from the Farmers Market, I have wanted to make a cake with them. A couple of months ago I started to join in with Fabulous Foodie Friday over at CreateBakeMake. Last Friday Lauren posted a cake recipe that included walnuts in it. Yay! I found a recipe to use the walnuts. Let’s get in that kitchen and bake a Carrot, Walnut and Chia Cake.
- 1½ cups self raising flour, sifted
- 1¼ cups brown sugar
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 2 cups grated carrot
- ½ cup desiccated coconut
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup sultanas
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- Preheat the oven to 150°C fan forced/ 170°C.
- Line a 20cm round cake tin with baking paper.
- Add sugar and vegetable oil to a bowl and beat for 2 - 3 minutes until combined.
- Add the eggs one at a time and beat well before adding the next egg.
- Add the sifted flour, nutmeg and cinnamon and then add the grated carrot, coconut, walnuts, sultanas and chia seeds.
- Mix ingredients together until they have just combined.
- Pour mixture into cake tin and bake for 40 minutes, or until cooked when a skewer is inserted in the middle.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool in the tin for 10 minutes before carefully removing and transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Add vegetable oil and brown sugar, beat together.Add eggs one at a time and mix until combined. Sift flour, cinnamon and ground ginger. Chop up some walnuts.Grate some carrots. Add chopped walnuts, grated carrot, sultanas, coconut and chia seeds. Mix gently until combined.The cake turned out great. It smelt really good and I could have cut a slice while it was still warm. I ended up putting some vanilla icing on the cake. I was going to leave the cake plain, but I thought it would entice the kids to eat the cake if it had some icing on top. I am starting to enjoy baking cakes with different ingredients in them. I just can’t tell the kids what’s in it!I used white chia seeds instead of the black chia seeds, otherwise my kids would be asking me what are the black things in the cake!
See, you can’t see the white chia seeds. Sliced and wrapped, ready for the kid’s lunch boxes. I look forward to hearing what they say when I pick them up from school today.
Do you like trying different recipes? Do you hide ingredients in the goodies you bake?