Carrot cake is a cake that can also be used for breakfast, snack or dessert.
This one is very simple to make. All the ingredients should be whisked into a bowl and poured into your favorite molds and baked at 180 ° C for about 30 minutes. But you have to check time by time. The baking time depends on your molds and the thickness of the mixture in them.
In these quarantine days, I tried to make a carrot cake from the ingredients I had without going outside but keeping them as healthy as possible.
I’m not telling you that there are no “unhealthy” things, but they are kept to a minimum and can certainly be thrown out.
The most insane things are in the toppings 🙂
What did I put in the carrot cake?
First and foremost plenty of carrots. I cleaned the carrot, put it in a chopper and chopped.
Then buttermilk. I made myself the simplest way. By mixing Greek yogurt and lemon juice. And then I left it to stand for a while before using it.
Eggs, flour, are also needed. My flour is chestnut flour. If you want to change flour, I recommend using a better quality of flour or combinations of them (spelt,rye …). I combined the chestnut flour with the musli I had without throwing it away.
The spices raise this cake to a slightly higher level. I put cinnamon and ginger.
You also need 1 baking powder. I didn’t have baking soda. But if I had, I would have put one flat teaspoon.
Nuts and dried fruits are a must. I had macadamia nuts and dried cranberries.
After all I combined the oil. I put more coconut and less olive oil.
Toppings are made in 5 minutes in a combination that comes to your mind.
How to make carrot cake?
As I promised you at the beginning.
Combine all the above ingredients into one large bowl. First, by hand, then use a mixer and mix them into a homogeneous mass. Fill the molds.
Bake in a preheated oven the way we initially agreed.
How to decorate a carrot cake?
I did it in three ways. And I don’t know to tell you which one was the best.
Common to the both toppings is that they are made of whipped cream and mascarpone cheese (you can have any other cream cheese). Just mixed them together.
I divided the final mixture into two parts and put 4-5 full spoons of…..in each …
And whisked all into a homogeneous mixture.
Additional decoration was mint and coconut.
Butter / Cream of pistachios/ Pasta of pistachios. Then Nutella in the middle and decoration of baked coconut leaves.
It has nothing to do with whipped cream and cream cheese, but it has to do with syrup. Which I made from lemon juice, honey, and some water. Like a baklava dressing.
You will see how good it goes with carrot cake. For me, a soaked carrot cake with this syrup is a real discovery.
There are ten more ways to do this …
For example. add peanut butter to that cream cheese and whipped cream. Then you ground the sunflower seeds and also add … or various butter, sesame, almond, hazelnut … etc … etc ..
And then those classic ways with frosting and powdered sugar.
The options are millions 🙂
You are my inspiration …
Here as I write all this, another idea came to my mind … if you want to make salty option…Throw out honey and dried fruits, add some seeds like sunflower or similar. And make the topping from whipped cream cheese (you will need softer cream cheese) and put grounded sunflower, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, etc …
If you need more easy recipes you have them here.