Carrot banana raisin cake/bread (eggless & vegan)

The sad part is that no one at home liked this dish. I had made it for a friend to celebrate her new arrival was a good reason to think they did not deserve it. Before you judge me, let me tell you that my family members do not enjoy new things in the first attempt. 
I went back asking each member – DH, MIL, FIL to know what exactly was wrong with this recipe. 
DH said, there was too much of banana.
MIL said that Vegetable oil mixed with carrots & banana gave a strange smell
FIL said, bread can’t be sweet- this was my mistake as I called it bread while offering it to him

I improvised and made another cake this in microwave – this version I took to work and shared with colleagues. There were several thumbs up.

2 1/4 cups Cake flour
1 mashed banana
1 cup carrot grated
1 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup raisins (soaked in warm water)
1.5 cups Vegetable Oil (Used canola or sunflower oil if possible)
1 tspn vanila extract
1 pinch baking soda (optional)
1)Cream the oil, sugar in a large bowl.
2)Add the mashed banana and mix well
3)Drain the raisins and toss them in 1 tbsp of cake flour.
4) Add the grated carrots in the oil and sugar mixture
5) Now add the flour and mix well. Fold gently as mixing too vigorously would make it denser.
6)Add the vanilla extract and raisins.
7) preheat the oven at 200 for 5 min.
8)Reduce the temperature to 180. 
9)In a lined cake tin (10 inch square tin).
10)Bake this for 25 min or until a spaghetti comes clean in the centre.
11) Remove and let it cool on a wire rack.
12)You can serve as a breakfast loaf or top with a cream cheese frosting.

My verdict was that it tastes amazing. 


18 responses to “Carrot banana raisin cake/bread (eggless & vegan)

  1. lovely looking cake…the first picture looks way bigger..Please reduce the size

  2. Lovely ingredients for the cake.

  3. Interesting cake.., Just a small thing., the first click is way too big., can't see the cake if possible reduce the size., hope you won't mistake me..

  4. Cake sounds delicious..good that you got it right the second time..

  5. Lovely cake, cant please everyone. Cheer up, btw, can you reduce the first pic so that the clarity gets better?

  6. I have never tried making carrot cake, the recipe looks good.

  7. appreciate the fact that you did it again ..i am sure your efforts paid off 🙂

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  8. yummy and moist cake ! do also link your eggless bakes to Bake Fest happening @ my blog, Pradnya !

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  9. cake looks great and nice to hera it came out perfect the second time

  10. Carrot and banana interesting combo.

  11. A perfect cake to bake for my in-laws who are not used to eating egg! Nice recipe.

  12. Carrot, banana wow what acombination nice recipe

  13. Carrot, banana wow what acombination nice recipe

  14. Very different method of using carrots and bananas in a cake…

  15. The cake sounds delicious!

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