When it comes to special occasions, few can resist the good old carrot cakes. Carrot cakes have remained favorites for quite sometime now. Carrot cakes have broken the common misconception that healthy foods do not taste good; in fact, they are so delicious that they can beat quite a few other items fair and square when it comes to taste.
Carrot cakes are preferred by health conscious people, because they provide additional nutritional value. Low calorie carrot cakes can also be prepared by using low calorie sugar. The preparation of carrot cakes is just like any other cakes. The main ingredients like flour, sugar, raisins, grated carrots, eggs, essence, canned pineapples, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt must be kept ready. Any other ingredient required for added flavor must also be kept for ready usage. The ingredients used should be measured using measuring cups or spoons, and a batter must be made.
Batter may be made using spatulas, hand blenders, or electric blenders. It is better to preheat the oven before baking. The baking pan must be greased before use. Baking time is based upon the size of the cake being baked and the oven used. After baking, carrot cakes must be left for cooling for some time and then removed from the pan. The cake is iced after it cools, if icing is to be used. Then they are cut and delicious carrot cakes are ready for serving.
Carrot cakes can be made in various flavors by altering ingredients added in the preparation. Accordantly pineapple carrot cakes, carrot nut cake, carrot cakes with cream cheese, zucchini carrot cakes, carrot coconut cakes, and carrot cakes with castor sugar can be prepared. Many other recipes are available which use carrot cakes as the base. They may be prepared in various sizes. The size of carrot cakes depends on the size of the family. In case they are purchased from stores for parties, the number of people invited for the party must be considered.