All Included Carrot Cake
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: International
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Cake
  • 1 ½ cups white sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • ¼ cup corn oil
  • 4 eggs separated the egg whites from the egg yolks
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 ¼ cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup finely grated coconut
  • ½ cup roasted almonds, finely chopped
For the Vanilla Cheesecake Frosting
  • 270 gr. / 10 oz. cream cheese full fat or low fat
  • 100 gr. / 4 oz. mascarpone cheese
  • 135 gr. / 5 oz. confectioner’s fine sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 bag of colorful sprinkles
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 175° C / 350° F.
  2. In your stand mixer using the paddle mix the sugar, butter, corn oil and the egg yolks.
  3. In another bowl shift the flour with the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking powder.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix gently.
  5. Pour the Greek yogurt, the coconut and the almonds and mix gently again.
  6. Add the carrots and incorporate them to the batter.
  7. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until they become a stiff meringue.
  8. Throw the meringue in the batter and mix gently with a silicone spatula to incorporate.
  9. Butter and flour a rectangular pyrex or pan 23 cm. X 33 cm. / 9 in. X 13 in.
  10. Pour the batter in and bake for about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the oven.
  11. Start checking the cake after 28 minutes and see if the toothpick comes out clean from the center of it.
  12. Tip: Take it out of the oven and loosen it from the four edges with a spatula and let it cool completely. In this way the cake won’t deflate in the center.
  13. While the cake cools make the frosting.
For the Vanilla Cheesecake Frosting
  1. In a bowl mix all the ingredients until they are all incorporated.
  2. When the cake is completely cool spread the frosting and throw some colorful sprinkles on top to give color.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver, King Arthur Flour, Pioneer Woman, Martha Stewart and myself!
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/all-included-carrot-cake/