Carrot Walnut Cake


Recipe for Carrot Walnut Cake I’ve got from my aunt in Berlin, so I suppose it has German origin. But it is so juicy and delicious that I decided to include it on the blog. I like this Cake when it was warm, but my familiy like it better after 24h in a fridge. You can put sugar glaze on it, but it’s also great without it.

Ingredients for Carrot Walnut Cake (for little baking pan):
  • Biscuit:
  • 450 g of carrot
  • 100 g of chocolate
  • 150 g of walnuts
  • 190 g of butter
  • 190 g of sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • grated lemon peel
  • vanilla sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 g of flour
  • 100 g of bread crumbs
  • 1 baking powder
  • Sugar glaze:
  • 200 g of powdered sugar
  • juice of half a lemon
Preparation:
  1. First prepare the ingredients by grinding the raw carrots, and chop the chocolate and nuts into small pieces.
  2. Then, mix the butter and sugar with an electric mixer and add a pinch of salt, lemon peel and vanilla sugar.
  3. Continue mixing and adding one egg at a time.
  4. Then mix the flour, baking powder and bread crumbs.
  5. Finally add grated carrots, chopped chocolate and chopped nuts.
  6. Coat the baking pan with butter and then sprinkle with bread crumbs.
  7. Bake the cake at 200 ° C for about 40 – 50 minutes.
  8. When the cake has cooled slightly, make a glaze by melting 200 g of powdered sugar and a half-lemon juice. If the dressing is too thick, add a tablespoon of water.
Serving:

Pour warm topping over the cake and garnish it with walnut halves.

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