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March 01, 2012

Carrot Flavour, Cinammon Accent



The scent and taste of cinammon take me back immediately to my childhood, to happy memories, tremendously big days, where time seemed to flow at its own rythm and when I owned the time and I could play freely and endlessly.Then my mum was young and healthy and she used to bake me cakes on saturdays and the house just smelled divine, because cinammon scattered through the rooms of the house giving it a soul, rekindling its coziness.Now that I am fully grown up [but not to the point that I don't know how to be a child anymore]and that my beloved mother is old and cannot bake cakes anymore, it's time for me to her give back that taste of youthfulness, if unfortunately by no other means, at least through the pleasure of baking her one of our favourite cakes!


Ingredients:
  • 2 tea cups flour
  • 2 tea cups sugar
  • 4 medium carrots
  • 1 soup spoon yeast
  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1/2 tea cup sunflower oil
  • 2 soup spoons of cinammon
  • blue food colouring
Pre-heat the oven 190ºC/ 4 gas

In a bowl mix the flour and the yeast. Beat up the eggs [the whites must be beaten apart], the sugar, the sunflower oil for about 3 minutes with the mixer and pour over the floor with the yeast. Blend well and add the previouly boiled and mashed carrots.Blend the egg whites in the dough with a spatula. Use the  mixer again for about 5 minutes. Put the dough in a cake mould lightly greased with butter. Put it in the oven for about 35 minutes.

Filling:
  • 4 soup spoons of sugar
  • dark chocolate
  • 4 spoup spoons of cinammon
Cover: 

[Italian Meringe - former recipe on the blog]

jelly beans











59 comments:

  1. What a cute cake!!!!!

    xoxo
    daringcoco.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Aida, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I love yours too and following right back :) xo K

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  3. Só me apetece devorar estas imagens. É tudo magnífico! E os cupcakes de hoje estavam ótimos. Com pinhões é qualquer coisa de fantástico! Beijinhos

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  4. Sounds yummy and looks gorgeous! Definitely filing this away as a must-try recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. So beautiful! It looks like a piece of vintage jewelry! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  6. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! It made me so happy and smiley! I've come by to check out your blog and it is wonderful! And I love carrot cake, so I'll definitely be trying this recipe, too!
    I've followed you! Don't forget to come back and follow me back!

    http://www.thelittledandy.com/

    Thank you so much again!

    <3 <3

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  7. aahhh what wonderful memories the cake looks and sounds delicious. Your mum will love it and enjoy it to. I love the blue colours and the flowers to. Blues can sometimes be cold but on your post there warm and inviting. dee x

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  8. Yummi.... Nice cake :)

    xoxo

    www.stephaniefasen.com

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  9. Mmmm... Your are año artist!! For me it's to difficult the blue topping!

    Thanks for your sweet comment!! Of course I follow you! Your blog is great! Congrats!

    Http://yellowtete.blogspot.com

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  10. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh delicious.
    Loving the great pics, too.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  11. I think this cake is one of my favourites!!!!!

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  12. You had me at the first picture!
    Yummyness!!!

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  13. Os teus bolos deixam-mse sempre com desejos ;)

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  14. can't believe you made that cake, it's amazing! :)

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  15. Look beautiful and it must be delicious! Thanks for following me and I follow you back:)

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  16. Wow congrats!:)) It looks so yummy!:) Kisses! xoxo

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  17. eres toda una artista, me encanta la tarta de color azul... seguro que está riquísima.
    besos

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  18. Wow,I want to taste a piece of this cake!! :) You're the queen of all kitchens!! :)

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  19. Oh my, you are very talented. Bravo on a great job done.

    Lisa x

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  20. oh that looks so good :O!

    xx

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  21. You make me feel like a child searching her mom!
    What about the picture?
    Fascinating !!!!

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  22. This cake looks amazing! Especially I love the color!

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  23. hi :)
    thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thaaaaaank yooooou for your lovely comment. :)
    i like you blog very very much to, so i think its a great ideo to follow each other. :)
    i will start with this right nor, nor its your turn to follow me ;)
    kisses back ♥
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  24. Oh that looks so delicious ! what a lovely cake. Nice color.

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  25. I really like this cake! Especially with white, very sweet creamy icing:) of course, can be blue as well:)

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  26. Thank you SO much for your comment!!! ♥
    I would be really pleased by following each other :)

    That cake looks sooo yummy!!

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  27. hello darling,thanks for your sweet comments on my blog,i'm following u back now,hope u comeback soon.

    Mitch,xx

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  28. Oooh! it looks so...YUMMMMMY! :-)
    It's beautiful when you do something that reminds you of happy times spent with loved ones!

    xoxo

    Clo
    http://cable-knitsweater.blogspot.com

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  29. Wow ..will try it this weekend!!! I'll follow you obviously!!!
    xxx
    stephaniehadrath.blogspot.com
    shbyhadrath.blogspot.com

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  30. mmm I'm hungry now and I HAVE TO cook something sweet! nice and I guess tasty cake :)
    thanks for your comment on my blog. I'm very pleased too because I discovered your blog! of course I'd like to follow each other :) I'm going to be your official follower on bloglovin in 5 sec. waiting for you again on my blog..
    xx ale
    www.glutofthoughts.blogspot.com

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  31. sorry.. just realised you are not on bloglovin :P I'll follow you here
    www.glutofthoughts.blogspot.com

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  32. love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
    kisses
    http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

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  33. great post you have here!!!
    of course I follow your blog...
    can you follow me back???

    strawberriesatmidnight.blogspot.com

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  34. Of course I'd like to follow your blog! and thank you so much for all the compliments, I really appreciated it and they made my day!
    i think your photography is extremely good, and i'd like to see more of it!
    xoxo

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  35. Até tentava mas sou uma naba na cozinha xD

    Fi *

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  36. wow great tutorial!I want do it:)thanks dear and I follow u back!kiss

    Patchwork à Porter

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  37. WOW incredible ! thank you for the recipe !

    http://chocolatgourmandise.blogspot.com/

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  38. mmmmmm! I bet it smells as good as it tastes.

    Stop by & enter my Vedette giveaway!

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  39. Hi!! Thank you very much for your lovely comment!! I really like your blog. This cake looks amazing. I'm hungry ;) I follow you right now! Kisses!

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  40. Hello Aida,
    What a wonderful cake!
    Thank you for coming to visit my blog and the compliments. I came to visit your blog and loved it, you also won a follower!
    All I can help it, know it's just to me, is always welcome to my blog.

    http://flashpop21.blogspot.com


    kisses

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  41. looks delicious girl! Like you blogxxx

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  42. Lovely cake and gorgeous icing. Unfortunately I am fairly clueless at baking since you cannot change anything once the goodies are in the oven ;)

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  43. awh, you are so sweet, girl! :)
    i'm happy too, because your comment is so nice, i like!
    this cake ist so good. i loveeeee blue - beautiful colour.
    thaaaaaaaaaanks. <3

    xoxo

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  44. hi love! thanks for your sweet comment on my long and taking the time to read through it a bit. you have a great thing going on here too. i love all the photos :) this cakes looks so great, it makes me want to reach through the screen for a bite..

    Miyan
    www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

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  45. Looks delicious, love the blue color!

    www.rosehorseshoe.com

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  46. That looks super yummy!! Very pretty too..Am following you doll, hope you have a great weekend!! xx

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  47. Que óptimo aspecto!! Podes enviar aqui para casa uma fatia ;)

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  48. Que aspecto magnifico!!! Devia de estar qualquer coisa!:))

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  49. Bem mas que maravilha de bolo, e é bem mais fácil do que parece!

    Beijinho*

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  50. Fine pie, Never saw such recipe. Fine and beautifully. It is necessary to try to bake.

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  51. Wow, the cake looks great!

    Love Meroda
    http://berlin-fashion-fou.blogspot.com/

    P.S I'm so in love with your blog
    +1 new Follower

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