How to make a carrot cake



The carrot cake It is made up of a sponge cake whose main ingredient is carrot and a cream topping that can be of the flavor we like, lemon, orange, vanilla, etc. The carrot It is a vegetable that gives us endless benefits, among which the improvement of vision is highlighted thanks to its beta-carotene levels, essential for the formation of the visual pigments of the retina. One of the best ways to introduce them in our diet and, above all, in the smallest, is making a cake with them. Keep reading this article and discover how to make a carrot cake.

45 minutes Medium difficulty Ingredients:
  • 4-5 medium carrots
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup and 1/2 sugar
  • 1 cup and 1/2 flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or cinnamon essence
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder (Royal type)
  • For coverage:
  • 1 cup and 1/2 of glass sugar, 1 cup and 1/2 of cheese spread, 70 g of butter 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
  • Grated orange, lemon or tangerine
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The first thing you should do is leave all the ingredients ready and decide what flavor you want to cover. The ones that best combine with the carrot is lemon, orange or tangerine. In any case, in addition to the citrus zest, you will need two tablespoons of its juice. Pre-heat the oven at 180 ° C, up and down.


We will start with the carrot cake, for this peel the carrots and grate them. Try to do it in small strips to avoid being noticed in the cake, children do not usually like to find this type of ingredients even if they like the taste they leave. You can use a grater or do it manually with a knife.

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In a separate container, beat the eggs until they acquire a foamy texture. If you can, use electric rods to get it faster. Then, start incorporating little by little the sugar and still beating. When it has been mixed, add the essence of vanilla or cinnamon powder, whatever you like best.

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Now, sift the flour with the yeast and add them, also little by little, to the mixture of eggs and sugar. It is important that you do not stop beating so that it mixes correctly with the rest of the ingredients. When you have incorporated all the flour, it is the turn of the oil. We have selected the olive oil But you can use any vegetable oil. Add it little by little and while stirring, as you have done with the rest of the ingredients.

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Then pour the essence of vanilla, mix it and add the grated carrot. If you have chopped walnuts, add 1/2 cup to the mixture, it will add a touch of different flavor. Mix everything with some manual rods and introduce the dough into the mold previously coated with a little butter or flour to prevent sticking. Insert it in the oven and bake for half an hour approximately.

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While baking you should prepare coverage. If you opt for the lemon flavor, here is a simple recipe in which we explain how to make lemon frosting. Even if you choose another flavor, the indications are the same, you just have to vary the zest and juice for the flavor you have chosen. Also, if you do not have cheese spread, you can use whipped cream.


Making coverage is very simple, start whipping the butter, which should be at room temperature. Then, add the cream cheese and continue beating. Add the spoonfuls of the juice you have selected and the essence of vanilla, continue mixing. Then, little by little, incorporate the sugar glass and, finally, the zest of orange, lemon or tangerine. If instead of using cream cheese you use whipped cream, leave it for the end and, when you have all the ingredients mixed, incorporate it making enveloping movements with a spatula.

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When the cake be ready, perform the stick test to make sure it is well done inside (pinch it and if the stick comes out dry it is already there). Let it cool and cut it in half to fill it. Now, take a spatula or knife and spread the cream that you prepared in the previous step in one of the halves. Try to create a layer that is neither too thick nor too thin. Take the other half of the cake and place it on top. Now, with the remaining cream, cover the entire cake or just the top, as you like.

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And ready! You already have your carrot cake ready to serve If you want, as a decoration, you can make small carrots with fondant and place them on the top of the cake, the little ones will love this detail. If you liked it, do not miss our vegetable cake.


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