The first time I ever held a spatula and a mixing bowl was in high school. My mother had a recipe for Chocolate Crinkle that she wanted me to try.  The recipe was already premixed in box she bought from the supermarket. I forgot the brand but my first try at baking was a success.

My mom is the baker in the house.  Her goodies has helped support my brother and I finish our degrees in Architecture and Dentistry, respectively. I couldn’t count how many bags of flour, crates of eggs, and kilos of sugar she has painstakingly mixed together just to help augment the family income.

In turn, I would be in charge of greasing and dusting her pans with flour. As soon as the pastries cooled, I would slice the brownies, coat the cheese mammon and wrap all of them in plastic sheet. Coming home from school, I will be welcomed by trays of my mom’s goodies waiting to be wrapped.  I could wrap and stack all her products, roughly 100 to 120 pieces, in less than an hour and be ready for delivery the next day.

I have been getting flour on my hands again in the past months. I have been trying some of my mother’s recipes and some I’ve searched online.  But I have fancied some local premixed pastry packs from the grocery stores too. If I had the prompting to bake something, I would rush to the supermarket and grab my favorite local brand from the shelves.

Doing my weekly grocery shopping, I chanced upon Maya’s Whole Wheat Carrot Cake mixture in a box. I wondered, could a 50-peso premixed carrot cake be any good? I took the bite.

To make  Maya’s Whole Wheat Carrot Cake you will need:

  • 1 pack of Maya Whole Wheat Carrot Cake Mix 400 grams
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup grated carrots approximately 175 grams

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8-inch square pan. Mix all the ingredients together and pour in the greased pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. A cream cheese frosting recipe was also included in the box.

simple ingredients
simple ingredients

WP_000126

premixed carrot cake
premixed carrot cake
after 30 minutes
after 30 minutes
see the carrots? soft and light cake
see the carrots? soft and light cake

The verdict:

We loved it! The recipe yielded a decent, soft and airy carrot cake! An easy-peasy recipe that didn’t fail to put a smile our faces. Not enough time to make the frosting though as it was consumed instantly 🙂

 

 

 

About Author

The love for writing began early in life however the passion slowly ebbed away by the waves of a so-called profession. But after years of changing diapers and pulling teeth, the reluctant writer emerges to live out the gift bestowed upon her by the gracious Father.

You might also enjoy: