This is a Carrot Cake recipe that the mother of my Swiss childhood friend gave me and I have had it for years … It’s an easy recipe and every time I make it, it is a success. The result is just beautiful. Try it and you’ll love it!

Carrot Cake

First, here is the list of the different ingredients you will need to make the Carrot Cake

  • 1 cup or 250 g grated carrots
  • 6 egg yolks + 6 egg whites beaten in snow
  • 1/3 cup or 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  •  zest of a 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups or 300 g ground almonds or hazelnuts
  • 4 Tbsp or 80 g flour, if needed
  • 1 Tbsp or 15 g baking powder

Now, here are the different steps you will have to follow to make the Carrot Cake

First, preheat your oven to 190 °C. Blanch the egg yolks with the sugar in a blender. Gradually add the grated carrots and the ground almonds or hazelnuts. Then add the spices, the lemon peel and finally the flour mixed with the yeast.

Gently stir in your egg whites without breaking them. After that, Pour your preparation into a well-greased and floured shortbread pan. Bake for about 50 minutes. It is well cooked when an inserted knife is taken out clean.

Remove the cake from the oven and let cool completely. Brush the top of the cake with a thin layer of apricot jam.

In a separate bowl, beat 1 cup or 250 g icing sugar with about 2 tablespoons lemon juice until smooth. Beat until well combined. Spread the frosting over the top of the cooled cake.

Decorate with a little marzipan carrot if you like and serve !


If you like these nice and fluffy cakes you can also try the Pralin /Hazelnut Hearts.

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