• Prep Time:
  • Cooking Time:
  • Serves: 1 Cake

Carrot Cake

  • Recipe Submitted by on

Category: Cakes, Swiss, Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 5 Eggs; separated
  • 275 g Sugar
  • 1 Lemon; juice
  • 2 Lemons; zest, grated
  • 250 g Almonds; ground
  • 300 g Carrots; finely grated
  • 75 g Cornflour
  • 1 pn Cinnamon; ground
  • 1 pn Cloves; ground
  • 10 g Baking powder
  • 1/2 dl Kirsch
  • 1 pn Salt
  • - for glazing
  • 50 g Apricot jelly
  • Fondant icing
  • Marzipan carrots


(Units: 100 g = 3 1/2 oz; 1 dl = 3 1/2 fl oz = 2/5 cup; 180 oC = 350 oF;
200 oC = 400 oF; 230 oC = 450 oF; 250 oC = 475 oF; 2.5 cm = 1 inch)

The Story:

The cultivation of vegetables in Aargau is one of the main reasons for the
existence of a thriving canning/bottling industry. In this area, the carrot
is the Queen of all vegetables and it has attributes which allow it to be
used everywhere, even in desserts.

This carrot cake is now a Swiss classic, its reputation having been
extended long ago far beyond the borders of the canton. Some maintain that
the cake is better two days after baking as the carrots keep it moist.

The Recipe:

Beat together the egg yolks, sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest, until

Add the finely grated carrots and the almonds.

Mix in the cornflour, cinnamon, ground cloves and baking powder. Then add
the kirsch.

Mix or beat until smooth.

Beat the egg whites until stiff and carefully fold in.

Butter a tin (24 cm diameter, 5 cm high), dust with flour. Turn the mixture
into the tin.

Bake in the oven for 50 ... 60 minutes at 180 oC.

When cooked, brush the cake with a hot apricot glaze and thin fondant
icing. Decorate with small marzipan carrots.

 Share this Recipe

Recipes by Course

Recipes by Main Ingredient

Recipes by Cuisine

Recipes by Preparation

Recipes by Occasion

Recipes by Dietary

Sign Up and Create a Cookbook Today!

Please Sign in to your Account or Sign up if you are new user.

Who loves our Healthy Recipes?