Maggie's Books & Recipes

in Memory of Margaret H.L. Lim

Goji Berry Walnut Cake

1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
1/2 cup dried Goji berries (also known as wolf-berries)
1/2 cup walnuts (measure first, then chop coarsely)
1/2 lb. (2 Sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup fine granulated brown sugar (the brown sugar gives the cake a deep yellow colour)
4 medium-size eggs
2 cups flour ( measure, tapping to settle the flour tightly)
2 tsps. baking powder
1 tsp. mace (that’s the lacy covering of the nutmeg seed, and more delicate in flavour)
1 tsp. vanillin sugar


Brown sugar, finely grated carrots, coarsely chopped walnuts, Goji berries, mace, standard measuring spoons.

 Cream the brown sugar and vanillin sugar with the softened butter. Beat in eggs one at a time, beating well after each egg. Sift flour with baking powder. Add mace to the flour. Add the flour mixture in small portions to the creamed butter, mixing well after each addition.
Stir in the grated carrots. Mix well. Add the chopped walnuts and Goji berries. Mix thoroughly. Pour into a 13″ x 9″ pan or round pan, making a well in the centre so the cake will rise evenly. Bake at 375 F or 180 Celsius 40 minutes or till done. Cool. Frost with your favourite cream cheese frosting. Or leave it plain (think of the calories)!


Voilà! Bon appétit!