Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Request~ A Very Different and Delicious Carrot Cake~
One of my favorite cookies.. I did not have time to make some..but I had some on hand..just what this recipe calls for~
It's not your usual carrot cake..It's lighter..and I must say although our other versions are delicious..I have taken a fancy to this lighter one~
My neighbor went to a Maria Class..you may remember the Cookbook I keep applauding:) And the class I took..This is not in her cookbook but was made at the class my neighbor went to..She kindly shared it w/ me and it was the dessert along with the sugar pie at Easter~
It is served with an Amaretto infused Whipped Cream~
For the Cake~
6 large eggs separated
200 gr granulated sugar
225 gr ground almonds
1 pck vanilla powder(I used the sugar)
225 gr shredded carrots..squeezed dry
1 1/2 tbs dark rum
30 gr ground amaretti cookies
For the topping~
1/3 cups almond flakes
2 tbsps coarse sugar cane
1 tbsp icing sugar for dusting..
Preheat oven to 350..Butter a 10 inch springorm pan ..sides also..place a parchment paper on bottom and butter that as well.
In a bowl of a stand up mixer.. beat the yolks with the sugar until thick and pale yellow..add the almonds..vanilla ,carrots and rum and mix until well combined.
Stir in amaretti cookies..
Whip your egg whites until stiff glossy but not dry peaks form.. fold into batter in 2 separate times..
Pour the batter in prepared pan..spread evenly..top w/ almonds and sugar.
Bake 40-45 mins until a toothpick comes out clean.Cool on wire rack 10 mins(I waited lonegr) peel of parchment and put on serving platter..Dust lightly w/ icing sugar and serve w/ vanilla ice cream or almond flavored ice cream..Or lightly sweetened whipped cream that is amaretto scented~
Bravo Maria..This is exquisite and thank you dear neighbor~