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What dough to make a carrot cake from: a variant of fragrant pastries for tea

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Recipe for carrot cake. Source: Pixabay

Right now, carrots are very juicy and sweet. Therefore, it should be actively used to prepare a variety of dishes. Carrot cake is especially popular. It is very fluffy and fragrant because it contains cinnamon and orange zest. It is an ideal option for flavored pastries for tea.

The idea of making a fluffy carrot cake was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Alena with the nickname alonka_good.

What dough to make a carrot cake from: a variant of fragrant pastries for tea

Ingredients for the dough:

  • eggs - 3 pcs.
  • flour - 180 g
  • raw carrots - 200 g
  • sugar - 150 g
  • vegetable oil - 90 ml
  • baking powder - 2 tsp.
  • salt - a pinch
  • cinnamon - 2 tsp
  • zest of 1 orange
What dough to make a carrot cake from: a variant of fragrant pastries for tea

Ingredients for the cream:

  • butter - 70 g
  • powdered sugar - 150 g
  • cream cheese - 300 g
  • lemon juice - 1 tsp.

Method of preparation:

What dough to make a carrot cake from: a variant of fragrant pastries for tea

1. Break the eggs into a bowl, add sugar, and beat with a mixer until white.

2. Add a pinch of salt, pour in the vegetable oil, and add the grated carrots. Stir the mixture until smooth.

What dough to make a carrot cake from: a variant of fragrant pastries for tea

3. Separately, mix the flour with cinnamon and baking powder, grate the zest of one orange.

4. Mix the dry mixture with the liquid mixture to form a dough.

5. Pour it into a baking dish covered with parchment and bake in a 180-degree oven for 45 minutes.

What dough to make a carrot cake from: a variant of fragrant pastries for tea

6. Cool the carrot cake and then remove it from the mold and cut it in half.

7. Meanwhile, prepare the cream. Beat the butter at room temperature with powdered sugar and cream cheese.

8. Add lemon juice. Chill the cream in the refrigerator.

What dough to make a carrot cake from: a variant of fragrant pastries for tea

9. Assemble the carrot cake. Garnish with nuts or cinnamon if desired.

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