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Mimi's Cafe makes a dark moist Carrot Bread - does anyone have a recipe that is similar?


mungaman7 years ago
I found this in a restaurant recipe collection on my computer. No idea who the author is, though. Mimi's Cafe® Carrot Raisin Bread It's dark, moist and delicious. And it comes in a bread basket to your table at this French-themed west coast casual restaurant. Now the tastiest carrot bread ever can be yours to create at home with a couple of grated carrots, molasses, raisins and chopped walnuts. You'll be baking this one in the oven for at least an hour. That should be enough time to warm up the house and send amazing smells wafting through every room. Line the carpet with newspaper to catch the family drool. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 3 eggs 1/4 cup molasses 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup shredded carrot 1 cup raisins 3/4 cup chopped walnuts Dark, moist carrot bread is a Mimi's Cafe specialty. Now it's yours. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. 3. In another bowl, combine oil, sugar, eggs, molasses, and vanilla with an electric mixer. Add shredded carrot and mix. Add raisins and walnuts and mix well by hand. 4. Pour flour mixture into the other ingredients and stir until combined. 5. Pour batter into two ungreased 8-inch loaf pans. Bake for 60 minutes, or until done. Makes 2 loaves.
intelruth8 years ago
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or apple sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 1/2 cup package flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl, sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Combine eggs, oil, vanilla and milk; stir into flour mixture until well blended. Stir in carrots, coconut, cherries, raisins and walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let cool on a wire rack for ten minutes before removing from the pan to cool completely. Store in plastic wrap to keep moist.

Cream Cheese Frosting
INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (powered sugar)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.