Carrot cake recipe by AdB
Prep time: 30 minutes
Baking time: 20-30 minutes depends on your oven Yield: 1 tasty cake
Your ingredients for the carrot biscuit
- 3 eggs
- 210gr of flour
- 255gr sugar
- 255gr of vegetable oil
- 1,5 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1,5 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of nutmeg
- pinch of zest of orange
- pinch of vanilla
- 1 average carrot
- 40gr of walnut
For the filling
Here you have two options:
For decoration you can also use a bit of orange colour gel.
- 2 mixing bowls
- Baking tray
- 3 Sandwich tins 20×20 ( I use those ones, from Waitrose), but if you don’t have those don’t worry any tin for baking will work well
- Toothpick for checking if your cakes are ready
Method for the carrot biscuit
- preheat your oven to 180 degrees C
- prepare your tins for baking: cut 3 circles 20×20 from baking paper and cover your tins with some butter to avoid sticking. My tins are sticking free, but I anyway cover them with a bit of butter and use the baking paper for better results
- place flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and walnut into a bowl and mix them together. In further I will refer to this mixture as “batter mix”
- grate the carrot (your pieces shouldn’t be too small, so use the large shred).
- Take a large bowl and put eggs in it and mix them slightly with your whisk. Then add some sugar and whisk again.
- After that you can bravely add some orange zest and vegetable oil. Mix well all your ingredients.
- Now you can add “batter mix” into the bowl and whisk it until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add your grated carrots into the mixture and again whisk it. By now you should get very nice and well smelling batter: it will smell like Christmas.
- Divide your batter in three parts and insert it into the tin for baking. If your oven is warm enough by now then you can start baking process. The baking can take up to 30 minutes. It depends on how warm your oven is. However, you can always check the readiness of your cake with the toothpick.
- Once your cakes are ready let them cool down a bit. Then remove from the tin. And you are ready to move to the next stage!
Putting your cake together
Now you can start building your cake! Simply spread the mascarpone buttercream or cream cheese buttercream on top of each layer. Note that my cream cheese buttercream is better for using on sides of the cake, as it is more sticky, than creamy and delicate mascarpone buttercream.
This cake can be a nice dessert to serve for your guests at the dinner party, or a family gathering. Enjoy the cozy moments!
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