Kashmiri Carrot Cake Recipe

Submitted By: Bibi from Lake Fewa.

Kashmiri Carrot Cake Notes

My husband is from Kashmir, a beautiful valley in the western Himalayas. Kashmir is famous for high quality saffron, red peppers, apples, almonds, walnuts, woolens, and its scenic beauty. This recipe combines the favorite flavors of Kashmir in a moist cake.

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup ghee or softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mace
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons raisins
Serves / Yields

12 servings

Preparation Instructions

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan. 2) Sift the 1 Cup flour with 1 tsp. baking soda. 3) Beat eggs with sugar and ghee (or butter) thoroughly. 4) Fold flour mixture into egg mixture until just combined. Fold in carrots, nuts, and raisins gently. Batter will be stiff. 5) Bake in preheated oven 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Helpful Hints

Garnish with powdered sugar and or silver leaf if desired. Can be baked in a 9x5 inch loaf pan alternately. Cake freezes well also.

Quick Shopping List

Green Cardamom, Whole Fancy Pods, Inner Seeds or Ground
Ground, in a resealable bag
1 oz.
Ceylon "True" Cinnamon, Whole or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.
Mace, Whole Blade Or Ground
Ground, in a glass shaker jar
In a 1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 2 oz.

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