Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This cake has the moistness and spice of a fruitcake, but you won't have to wait a month to eat it. from New Recipes from Moosewood Restaur
- 2 cups unbleached white flour (up to 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour may be substituted)
- 1⁄2 cup rolled oats
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup raisins or 1 cup dried currant
- 4 eggs
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1⁄4 cups brown sugar or 1 1⁄4 cups honey or 1 1⁄4 cups maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 2⁄3 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 3 cups finely grated carrots
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Oil a 10-inch bundt or tube pan or a 9x13-inch baking pan.
- Sprinkle the sesame seeds on the bottom and partway up the sides of the oiled pan.
- Set the pan aside.
- In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.
- Whisk the eggs in a separate bowl.
- Stir in the oil, sweetener (s), vanilla, applesauce, and carrots and mix well.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stir until just mixed, and pour the batter into the pan.
- Bake for 65 to 70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
- When done, allow the cake to sit in the pan for at least 15 minutes.
- Then invert it onto a plate and dust it lightly with powdered sugar.
Oh, how yummy! I made this in a star-shaped muffin pan and halfed the recipe which gave me 8 stars. They were moist, spicy and oh so tasty! Even though I kinda messed it up by forgetting to put in the oil, the recipe still turned out great! I used maple syrup as a sweetener and only used half as much as indicated. With the sweetness of the raisins this was perfect. I will definitely make this again! Thank you so much for sharing, jimstoic!