top of page
Search

Whats in a carrot cake?

When you start looking at carrot cake recipes you realise there are thousands of different ways to make cakes out of carrots.


I often make a spicy Mediterranean carrot cake with Olive oil and nuts, but he one I have just been making is a German style Carrot and almond Torte. (this is for a batch of 3 large cakes)


If you look at the ingredients you might spot something different.



The main two ingredients are the carrot and the ground almonds. Then there are a lot of eggs, separated. then there is modest amount of sugar, a little flour, and cinnamon and baking powder. There is no fat, as the fat element comes from the almonds.


This is quite a good example of my approach to cakes. I enjoy cake, but I always try to make sure that sugar is a minor element, and that most of the ingredients are beneficial. The links below take you to sources of information about the nutritional benefits.


The recipe called for a lot of beating of the egg yolks with the sugar, and the egg whites. The whole mix then folded together to make a very light batch of cakes. I am going to glaze the cakes with a simple lemon glaze,


I think a slice will be great with a cup of coffee and the almonds nuts and eggs should mean it will be pretty satisfying too.



12 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Stafford Farmers market is cancelled on Saturday.

The weather forecast for Saturday is for gusty winds in the early afternoon - in addition to the rain we were expecting for most of the day. The farmers market has been cancelled. Some traders will be

Welcome to new subscribers

Thanks for coming to visit my site. Please tell me a little about yourself - and what you are hoping to find here. If you are wondering where to find me - then I will generally be at the farmers marke

תגובות


bottom of page