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Swiss Carrot Cake

Swiss Carrot Cake

  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    50 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 20 m
Fiona

Fiona

A moist carrot cake with a lemon icing. Only almonds rather than walnuts as well and no spices. Is really delicious and is the standard birthday cake in our household.

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  • Calories:
  • 309 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 12.8 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.9g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 8.2 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch square baking dish or 9 inch Bundt pan.
  2. In a large bowl, whip egg yolks and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in the almonds, carrots,1 lemon's juice and zest, flour and baking powder. In a separate bowl with a clean beater, whip egg whites with a pinch of salt until they can hold a peak. Fold egg whites into the carrot batter. Pour into the prepared cake pan.
  3. Bake for 50 minutes, or until a small knife inserted into the center comes out clean. For icing, mix the remaining lemon's juice with confectioners' sugar until it can be drizzled easily from a spoon. Pour over the cake while warm or cooled. If making in a Bundt pan, remove from the pan before glazing.
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Reviews

KATHIANNM
10

KATHIANNM

1/26/2006

Very delicate, delicious cake--very different from the more "hearty", spiced carrot cake we're all used to. I loved the lemon flavor and the light icing--perfect for serving at a tea or brunch. Mine came out a little dark on top, so you may want to cover with foil the last 20 minutes or so of baking. I'll be serving again for special occasions!

JulieK
8

JulieK

1/23/2006

This cake was a little too lemony for me. I was looking for something closer to carrot cake. This, while good, did not taste anything like carrot cake. It is light and would be good to serve at a tea or luncheon.

veryapparent
5

veryapparent

4/15/2009

This came out out great, without a lot of effort. I used freshly squeezed orange juice instead of lemon. Half the juice of one orange went into the cake and the other half went into the glaze. I also only 1/2 cup of confectioners' sugar in the glaze. This will make a great breakfast treat!

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