I look forward to this moist carrot cake with every single year. It is super tasty and even a tick healthier than the classic version. And it tastes incredibly delicious.
Is it even a full-fledged Easter when there’s no carrot cake on the table?
Yeah, I guess so. But such piece of cake with coffee makes this day even more beautiful.
A prerequisite is of course that the carrot cake meets the requirements of a good piece of cake! Which would be…
- It should be easy and fast to make.
CHECK! You don’t need a mixer or a lot of time. The ingredients are simply mixed together in one bowl.
- The cake should be MOIST.
Three callsigns!!! I love cakes of every kind. But if they are dry… Ugh! I rather do without them. This carrot cake has never heard of that before, of course. There are a lot of carrots, some eggs and oil in it. The texture is therefore unbeatable.
- It should taste good for your friends, family, neighbours, colleagues,…
Tastes are different. Therefore, it is all the better if a recipe can be easily changed. You don’t like the cream cheese frosting? (For real?!) Well, no problemo! The carrot cake is super moist in itself. You like a little crunch? Add roasted nuts. You can also add raisins, chocolate drops, more cinnamon, cardamom, etc. to the dough. Make it to YOUR favourite carrot cake.
- The cake should be healthy-ish.
Let’s be honest. A cake will never reach the nutritional value of a piece of apple. But this carrot cake is definitely made with better ingredients than the original. Instead of wheat flour, spelt flour is added to the dough. Some of it is even replaced by grated nuts. I have drastically reduced the amount of sugar and I don’t use white sugar, but raw cane sugar. AND there are over 3 cups of carrots in the dough! This not only makes it juicy and tasty, but also healthier 🙂
Also I replaced more than half of the cream cheese with curd cheese. Tastes yummy and reduces the calorie amount a bit. Not complaining about that. 😉
- It should look pretty.
The garnish is so simple and quick to make and yet so sweet and perfect for Easter.
If this carrot cake doesn’t get all the Easter Bunnies into your else I don’t know what else would.