Modern pastries have the biggest success among pastry shop clients! Easily recognizable taste and texture catch the eye and invite you to taste it. Meet our recipe of Carrot cake and feel the attractive power of professional and elegant pastries!
Preparation time - 16 hours Active time - 2 hours Сalories - 251 calories for 100 g
Classical pastries inspire chefs to create modern desserts! For example, the beloved classic carrot cake recipe got a new modern look today!
A recipe for carrot cake by Oleksandr Trofimenkov brand chef of KICA Academy combines vanilla Chantilly, carrot cremeux, and chiffon sponge. The familiar taste combinations give new delicious experiences in the modern presentation!
It is the best carrot cake recipe for those who want to spend a little more time and get a sophisticated result of modern cake with rich baked and creamy texture and fragrant carrot and orange flavor.
If you are searching for a recipe for carrot cake, which impresses everyone around you - here it is!
6 g of powdered gelatine 200 Bloom
Total weight: ~ 42 g
36 g of cold water
Pour the powdered gelatin into a clean container and add cold water. Gently stir with a whisk.
Place the mixture in the fridge for 10-15 minutes for the gelatin to swell and bloom.
Then take the mass out of the fridge and melt it. If there is any foam, remove it with a sieve.
Put the mass back into the fridge to set completely. Then cut it into cubes with scissors so it can be weighed and worked with more conveniently. The ratio of gelatin to water should always be 1:6 (one part of gelatin and six parts of water).
You can make the gelatin mass in advance and store it in the fridge for up to 2 days.
TIP: If you are using gelatin leaves, take the same weight of them as you would with powdered gelatin and soak them in cold water. The gelatin leaves will absorb the right amount of water they need. Then squeeze them and use them as required.
400 g of fresh carrots
80 g of butter 82%
35 g of golden raisins
7 g of cinnamon sticks
1 g of green cardamom
0.6 g of baking soda
0.5 g of turmeric powder
40 g of dark rum Bacardi
100 g of orange juice
1 pod of vanilla
60% 12% 5% 1% <1% <1% <1% 6% 15%
Total weight: ~ 664 g
Wash the carrots, peel and cut them into little chunks.
Then combine all ingredients except the orange juice in a saucepan, cover it with a lid and cook on low-medium heat for about 15 minutes until the carrots soften completely.
Remove the spices (vanilla pod and cinnamon sticks) and add the orange juice.
Transfer everything into a measuring cup and blend into a smooth puree.
Pass it through a fine-meshed sieve.
Use the puree right away or cool it down and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days.
CREAM CHEESE CHANTILLY
20 g of milk 2.5%
20 g of sugar
15 g of gelatin mass
45 g of cream cheese
200 g of whipping cream
7% 7% 5% 15% 35%
Total weight: ~ 300 g
Heat the milk, sugar and gelatin mass in a saucepan until about 80 °C / 176 °F.
Transfer the cream cheese into a measuring cup, then pour the hot milk mixture on top.
Process everything with a hand blender until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a separate bowl, add the cold whipping cream and mix with a spatula until combined.
Cover the Chantilly cream with plastic wrap touching the surface and put it in the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours, better overnight.
ORANGE CREAM CHEESE CRÉMEUX
160 g of Whipping cream 35%
40 g of Egg yolks
25 g of Sugar
5 g of Orange liqueur Cointreau
20 g of Orange juice
24 g of Gelatin mass
160 g of Cream cheese
37% 9% 6% 1% 4% 6% 37%
Total weight: ~ 434 g
Mix the sugar with the egg yolks and the orange juice in a bowl with a whisk. Set this mixture aside.
Pour the whipping cream in a saucepan and warm it up to about 80 °C / 176 °F. Then gradually pour it onto the egg yolk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk.
Transfer the mixture back into the saucepan and cook it on low-medium heat to 82-84 °C / 180-183 °F, making sure to stir well all the time.
Then add the Cointreau liqueur and the gelatin mass to the egg preparation and mix with a silicone spatula until the gelatin has dissolved.
Transfer the cream cheese to a measuring cup, strain the warm egg mixture over it and process everything with a hand blender until smooth.
Transfer the finished crémeux to a clean bowl, cover it with plastic wrap touching the surface and refrigerate for 6 hours, better overnight.
320 g of carrot puree
80 g of milk 2.5%
40 g of sugar
4 g of pectin NH
1 g of Natur Emul Sosa
72% 18% 9% <1% <1%
Total weight: ~ 445 g
Mix the sugar with pectin and Natur Emul using a whisk.
In a saucepan, combine the carrot puree and milk, then gradually sprinkle in the pectin and sugar mixture while whisking constantly. Bring everything to a boil on medium heat and cook for about 30 seconds.
Remove the mixture from the heat, transfer it into a measuring cup and process with a hand blender for about a minute.
Cover the bottom of 4 cake rings d=12 cm with cling film and place them on a tray.
Pour 100 g of the crémeux into each cake ring, freeze.
Once frozen, peel off the cling film and unmold the crémeux layers. Keep them in the freezer until assembly.
100 g of sugar
100 g of water
1 pc of carrot
Total weight: ~ 200 g
Pour water and sugar in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
Peel the carrot and slice it thinly using a vegetable peeler.
Put the carrot slices into the hot syrup and cook them over low heat for about 30 minutes until they turn soft and translucent. Drain the syrup.
Arrange the carrots on a tray lined with a silicone mat. Put it in the oven preheated to 100 °C / 212 °F for 10 minutes.
Let the carrots cool down slightly and then shape them, while they are still warm and flexible. Keep the decoration at room temperature until assembly.
130 g of grapeseed oil 1
9 g of honey
155 g of egg yolks
145 g of egg whites (1)
110 g of all-purpose flour
25 g of potato starch
1.7 g of baking powder
300 g of egg whites
170 g of sugar
Sufficient quantity of orange water-soluble colorant
12% 1% 15% 14% 10% 2% <1% 29% 17%
Total weight: ~ 1046 g
Ingredients for 1 baking tray 40x60 cm
Pour the grapeseed oil, honey, egg yolks and egg whites (1) in a measuring cup and process with a hand blender until smooth. Transfer the mixture in a separate bowl and set it aside.
Sift the flour, potato starch and baking powder, mix them briefly with a whisk. Add the dry mix to the egg mixture, mixing everything with a whisk.
Whip the room temperature egg whites (2) in a stand mixer on medium speed. When they start foaming, gradually add sugar and the orange water-soluble food colorant on the tip of a knife. Keep whipping for about 7-10 minutes until soft peaks are formed.
Gently fold the meringue into the egg yolk mixture using a silicone spatula.
Pour the batter onto a 40x60 cm baking tray lined with a silicone sheet and spread it using an offset spatula.
Bake the sponge in the fan assisted oven, preheated to 150 °C / 302 °F, for about 20-25 minutes.
Once baked, immediately cover the hot sponge with parchment paper, flip it over and leave it like this at room temperature until it cools down completely. Then remove the silicone mat and parchment paper.
Cut out 4 discs d=14 cm. Then cut 2 sponge strips l=50 cm and w=6 cm.
TIP: To prevent any browning on the bottom of the sponge, bake the sponge on 2 baking trays, placed one over the other, and with a Silpat mat placed between them.
2 pcs of sponge strips
4 pcs of sponge circles
Stabilized orange cream cheese crémeux
Frozen carrot crémeux
Prepare 2 cake rings d=16 cm and h=6 cm. Line them with an acetate strip.
Put the long sponge strips inside the cake rings creating the sides of the cake. Then place a sponge disc in the bottom of the cake ring.
Stir the stabilized orange crémeux with a spatula and transfer it to a piping bag fitted with a round tip d=9 mm. Apply 100 g of the crémeux to the sponge layer.
Then place a frozen carrot crémeux disc on top and press to level it. Pipe another 100 g of orange crémeux over it.
Cover with a second sponge layer, apply 100 g of orange crémeux and then add another disc of the carrot crémeux.
Put the cakes in the fridge for 1-2 hours to stabilize.
Chilled assembled cakes
Stabilized Chantilly cream
Sufficient quantity of fresh basil leaves
Remove the cake rings and the acetate strips from the cakes.
Whip the Chantilly cream in a planetary mixer with a whisk attachment on medium speed until it increases in volume and you get a light but stable texture.
Using a 14 mm round tip, pipe the domes of Chantilly cream on top of the cakes.
Decorate the cakes with candied carrots and fresh basil leaves.
The questions, that could be appeared during the preparation process:
For getting stable and thick cream cheese frosting, use cream cheese with more than 65% fat content, whip it with the paddle attachment, and work at room temperature of 18-20 °C.
Use our recipe of a carrot cake, there is no apple puree in it.
You can grate carrots by hand, using a grater, or make it faster by placing them in the food processor and processing until they become a crumbly texture.
Since the cake carrots recipes contain different inserts, you can make them in advance and keep them frozen until assembled. For this cover the layer of sponge or any creamy texture with a cling film and keep it in the freezer for up to 1 month.
You can freeze ready carrot cake, with cream cheese, however, keep it in a closed container for no more than 1 month.
This problem with the carrot cake recipe could exist if you underbaked the sponge or placed too much creamy filling in the center, so that it soaked the sponge too much.
Our recipe for carrot cake is combining carrots with orange flavor, however, you also could use apples, mangos, or peaches and get a very delicious result.
We believe the best recipe for carrot cake calls for a lot of spices! In our recipes for carrots cakes, we use cinnamon sticks, green cardamom, turmeric powder and vanilla.
In our recipe for carrots cake we use cream cheese Chantilly cream as a frosting, as we like its lightness and airiness, however, you can use the frosting you like the most!
Yes, for sure! The brown sugar gives additional caramel flavor to the recipe for carrot cake, but the white sugar works as well.
You can reduce 20% of sugar for the recipe on carrot cake without any effect on the texture.
It just depends on your taste! Walnuts, pecans, almonds and any nuts are good for сarrot cake baking.
Voila, a carrot cake recipe is done! Make this impressive cake in your kitchen or search for another carrot recipe cake in our recipe collection! Find the one you like the most and enjoy the exciting moments of baking!