The Irish love vegetables, and know how to combine them in all possible and unimaginable dishes… even cakes! The carrot, with its salty and slightly sweet taste is an ideal ingredient to create a surprise! The Irish of Kerry have understood this, and know how to make a tasty and original cake!
Kerry’s Carrot Cake
Kerry’s Carrot Cake uses carrots, pineapple and walnuts. This blend perfectly balances the flavours of the cake, offering a light combination of the acidity and sweetness of the carrot, giving an incomparable softness.
The Irish generally make this cake in winter, especially in the Kerry region. Rich, it goes wonderfully well with Irish tea, whether for breakfast or for a snack!
A true delight, which demonstrates all the Irish know-how in gourmet pastry!
A real marvel, to be tasted without preconceived ideas!
Carrot cake recipe
- 200g grated carrots
- 200g of flour
- 200g of sugar
- 100g grated pineapple
- 100g chopped nuts (or hazelnuts)
- 120ml sunflower oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 and a half teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- An organic lemon
- 100g of cottage cheese
- 100g icing sugar
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- In a large bowl, pour the flour, nuts, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt.
- Stir it all together to get a homogeneous whole.
- In another bowl, mix the sugar, vanilla sugar, eggs and carrots, then add the mixture to the first bowl.
- While stirring, add the oil and pineapple.
- Stir it up. You should now get a pasty mixture.
- Butter a cake tin and pour the mixture into it.
- Bake at 140°C for about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Do not hesitate to check its cooking by sticking a knife in it. If it is dry, the cake is cooked!
- To make the icing: mix the lemon juice, cottage cheese and icing sugar in a bowl.
- Mix everything together and obtain a smooth dough, which you will spread on the cake.
- Then book it in the fridge and enjoy it with a good tea! Enjoy your meal!
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