1 April 2010

Easter Carrot Cake (Torta de zanahorias de Pascua)






Thanks God Im here!! Sorry I wanted post about Easter before but I didn't, but finally we have here a delicious Easter Carrot Cake .
This rich and moist spice grated carrot and toasted nuts, has great flavor. I adapted this recipe from Joy of Baking  one of my favorites recipes sites. Enjoy!



THE RECIPE


Ingredients

2 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
1 cup waltnuts toasted and chopped
2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 y 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 cup of granulate sugar
1 cup of canola oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Creme Cheese frostig
227 cream cheese room temperature
1/4  cup butter unsalted room temperature
1/2 cup double cream
250 grs. powdered or icing sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1/3 cup of lemon juice

garnish some mints leaves and little marzipan carrots or
others Easter garnish


  

Carrot Cake

Preheat oven at 180° C and place rack in center of oven.
Butter a Cake a Cake pan about  24 cm.
or two pans of  24 x 5 cm.(I used only one pan of 24 cm and divide the cake in two pieces)

Toast  the waltnuts for about 5  minutes or until lightly browned and fragant.Let cool and then chop coarsely.
Peel and finely grate the carrots.Set aside.
In a separate bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder,salt and ground cinnamon.
Set aside.

Beat the eggs (handly or with electric mixer) until frothy. Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is sick and light colored.(about 3 minutes) Add the oil in a steady stream and then beat in the vanilla extract.
Add the flour mixture and beat just until incorporated.With a rubber spatula fold in the grated carrots and chopped nuts
Empty the batter in the pan and bake by 25to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from the oven and let cool in a wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

Beat the cream cheese and butter, on low speed, just until blended with no lumps.Gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and beat, until fully incoporporated  and smooth.Add the cream  and lemon juice and zest.

To assemble:

Divide the cake in two layers.
Spread withabout one third of  the frosting.Gently place the other cake , top of cake facing down onto the frosting and spread the rest of the frosting over the top on the sides of the cake and decorated with marzipan carrots. Cover and refrigerate before serving.
Happy Easter to all of you!!!




EN ESPAÑOL

Tarta de zanahorias de Pascua


Por fin estoy aquí. Hoy Jueves Santo, preludio de Domingo de Pascua,  he estado un poco alcanzada de tiempo y me daba vueltas que hacer. Finalmente antes de ayer encontré esta receta de Tarta de Zanahorias en Joy of Baking del cual he hecho varias recetas, me gustan porque son bastante exactas y quedan muy bien. Aqui va la receta. Feliz Pascua pata todos!






Ingredientes

2 y 1/2 tazas de zanahorias peladas y ralladas
1 tza de nueces picadas
2 tazas harina normal
1 cucharadita de polvos de bicarbonato
1 y 1/2 cucharadita de Polvos de hornear
1/2 cucharadita de sal
1 y 1/2  cucharadita  de canela
4 huevos
1 taza de aceite de maiz o girasol
1 taza de azúcar
1 cucharadita de vainilla

Glaseado
1 paquete de crema de queso tipo Philadelphia
1/4 taza de mantequilla sin sal
1/2 taza de crema o nata
1 taza de azúcar impalpable o azúcar glass
ralladura de limón
1/3 taza de jugo de limón

Preparación

Precalentar el horno a 180° C con el calor al centro del horno.
Enmantequillar un molde de unos 24 cm. para el cake.
Tostar las nueces por unos 5 minutos para que esten fragantes.
Dejar enfriar y cortar fino.
Pelar y rallar las zanahorias.
En un bol colocar la harina, los polvos de hornear, polvos de bicarbonato de soda, y canela en polvo, y sal. Mezclar bien. Reservar.

En otro bol batir los huevos con máquina o con batidora manual,gradualmente agregar el azúcar, y batir hasta que este espeso (unos 4 minutos) .Agregar el aceite uniendo bien, y la vainilla.
Agregar la mezcla de harina e incorporar y unir bien.Con una espátula de goma agregar y mezclar las nueces picadas y las zanahorias ralladas.
Llevar al molde enmantequillado y cocinar por unos 25 a 30 minutos a fuego medio. Con un palito o mondadientes probar si la textura está bien, debe estar húmedo pero no pegajoso.
(la zanahoria da la humedad)
Retirar el horno y dejar enfriar completamente.
Cuando esté frío dividir la torta en dos capas. y colocar una en un plato y con la mezcla de crema queso formar una capa. Colocar arriba la otra capa y cubrir con el resto de la crema de queso.
Adornar con zanahorias de mazapán y hojas de mentas o con otro adorno de Pascua.

Preparar el glaseado
En un bol batir la Crema de queso a temperatura ambiente, agregar la crema y la mantequilla, unir bien,  hasta que tenga una consistencia cremosa, agregar la ralladura d elimón y el jugo de limón, finalmente agregar el azúcar impalpable o azúcar glass y unir bien con esta crema rellenar la tarta y cubrirla.
Refrigerar hasta servir.
Les deseo una muy Feliz Pascua de Resurrección!

46 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cake Gloria! I love carrot cake and have been looking for a good recipe. Hope you are well. You might remember me from Healthy Appetite, I'm back blogging. VS xxx

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  2. OMG Vicky Im happy to see you again!! welcome my dear!!! Have a nice Easter, huggs, gloria

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  3. It looks delicious Gloria. Have a wonderful Easter with your family!!!

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  4. Yo también te deseo a ti y a todos tus lectores una feliz Pascua. Esta rica tarta es la mejor forma de celebrarlo.
    De todas formas, pasaremos primero la Semana Santa, siempre con la esperanza de un mundo y una vida mejor.
    Besos.

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  5. Hola Gloria¡
    que delicia...me encanta esta tarta,yo ,hace tiempo que hiece una ,y al ver esta,me ha vuelto a apetecer¡¡¡¡
    feliz pascua¡¡¡
    besos.

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  6. Wow that cake is just beautiful. Love the frosting. lick lick ....

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  7. Awesome and delicious.
    Great presentation.
    Have a lovely Easter x

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  8. Una tarta muy alegre a la vista.
    Me has tenido un buen rato mirando las zanahorias, no sabía que existieran de este tipo.

    Felices Pascuas

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  9. Thanks a lot dear Vall, you are really nice my friend and I whish you a wonderful Easter! gloria

    Gracias Ferrán, y gracias por venir a verme. Tambien te deseo una Feliz Pascua de Resurrección , besos gloria

    Gracias Cooking Love tambien te deseo una hermosa y Feliz Pascua
    un abrazo, gloria

    Thanks dear Happy Cook I whish you a Happy Easter, gloria

    Thanks Ana I whish you a lovely and nice Easter, gloria

    Gracias Marga te deseo una hermosa Semana Santa y feliz Pascua, gloria

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  10. Thanks so much for checking in, Gloria. Things are a little better and we have our fingers crossed. My daughter and I went to NYC for a week as a little break and we're having a terrific time. Happy Easter to you and your family. All the best, Catherine

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  11. What a magnificent cake, Gloria! I love your carrot decorations too. Just right for Easter dinner. And your bunnies on the sidebar are adorable!
    Happy Easter to you, Gloria!
    Big Easter HUG!
    Barbara

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  12. I'm lovin' the looks of your carrot cake!

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  13. What a beautiful Easter carrot cake. Looks so moist and delicious, I wish I was there too! Have a great Easter Weekend!

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  14. carrot cake is the perfect dessert for a massive easter meal. looks lovely, gloria!

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  15. Thanks a lot Catherine Im happy you are OK and I hope soon all you will be OK, a big hug! gloria

    Thanks Barbara you are really nice as always,thanks by stopping by, Happy Easter to you and your family! gloria

    Thanks peachskin have a nice Easter with your family! gloria

    Lindsey thanks for stopping by,Have a nice Easter, hugs gloria

    Thanks Grace, I love Easter and all!! Thanks for stopping by, huggs gloria

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  16. Très belle réalisation : bravo.
    je note la recette.
    Joyeuses pâques et à bientôt.

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  17. Those carrots are so cute! I was thinking about making a carrot cake soon. If I had those little carrots I'd probably make it sooner.

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  18. Merci mon ami, qui passe un Joyeuses fêtes , baisers gloria


    Thanks a lot Amy, you are welcome. times ago Imade these little carrost with marzipan, is not difficult, try these, gloria

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  19. A good friend of mine will worship at your feet for this cake- he loves carrot cake above all others!

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  20. ¡Hola chica guapa!

    Esta tarta de zanahorias me encanta mucho!

    Un buen Pascua por tú y tu familia!

    Un gran beso,

    Sophie!

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  21. Hola Gloria:

    Cuanto tiempo. Un beso muy fuerte. Te echaba de menos. Espero que todo te vaya bien. La verdad es que a veces por falta de tiempo se pierden los contactos, pero reaparecen. Me imagino que tus cosas te iran bien. Curiosamente hace poco hice unos bollos muy parecidos y tambien tartade zanahoria.

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  22. Really Buffalo??? Ha,ha, thanks by coming, ou know, I hope you have a lovely and nice Easter time, I love Carrots cake, gloria

    Hi Sohie, WOW you speak spanish so well!! You amazing me! Thanks by coming I whish you a Happy Easter with your family, huggs, gloria


    Hola Tarta sacher, gracias por venir, tienes razón una no alcanza a ir a todas partes pero siempre me acuerdo de las amigas, Ten una hermosa y feliz Paacua de Resurrec ción, besoos gloria

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  23. Excellent recipe Gloria, thanks! I need to make it my daughter loves carrot cake and I always forget about it

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  24. Looks so good, Gloria! Carrot cake is one of my favorites. Always appreciate a good recipe!

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  25. What a darling cake for Easter! Those little carrots are just the cutest too! :)

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  26. Thanks Taste of Beirut, Is a lovely recipe and the kids love it! Really And my Dad Dont believe had carrots!! he,he, thanks by coming, gloria

    Thanks Tonya I love YOUR recipes are really good and nice, thanks by coming, gloria

    Dear ungourment thanks by coming and have a nice and happy Easter! gloria

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  27. un gâteau des plus gourmands, j'adore
    aussi bravo pour la présentation elle est magnifique
    bonne soirée

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  28. Merci Fimer, Merci d'être venu, avoir joyeuses Pâques , baisers

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  29. Thanks dear Saveurs I will see ! thanks gloria

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  30. ¡Feliz Pascua de Resurrección!
    y preciosa tarta de zanahoria. hmmmmm
    Besitos, linda.
    ;o)

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  31. Gracias Fely, Feliz Pascua para tí y los tuyos, besoos gloria

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  32. Hi Gloria, thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment. I wish you a happy Easter, bye :X

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  33. Thanks Federica, you are welcome, gloria

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  34. Feliz Pascua de Resurrección, Gloria.
    Muchos besos.

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  35. This is such a cute Easter cake! The kids must have loved it!

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  36. That carrot cake looks so fluffy, moist and delicious!

    Happy Easter!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  37. Gracias Vicente, Feliz Pascua de Resurrecciòn para tì, con mucho cariño amigo, gloria

    Yes Christine, they loved it! I whish you a Happy Easter, gloria

    Thanks a lot Rosa, Happy Easter to you woth love, gloria

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  38. Gorgeous cake my lovely friend, and I love the marzipan carrots! Hope you had a wonderful Easter. xoxoxo ... sorry I'm late. I was out of town!

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  39. I love carrot cake, yours looks sooo yummy! I love ur blog too!

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  40. Thanks Deeba, hope you had a lovely Easter too! thanks for stopping by! huggsss! gloria

    Thanks Cherine, you are welcome, and thanks for stopping by! gloria

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  41. Gloria, your cake is just beautiful to look at. I'm sure it tastes as good as it looks. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  42. Thanks Mary I hope you had a wonderful Easter and you are so sweet dear, blessings, gloria

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  43. I tried this recipe and it's simply AMAZING! My guests loved it! Thank you for this delicious recipe!

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  44. que deliciosa receta! y pensar que fue publicada hace tantos años! me encanta este blog de recetas probadas.... super importamte! gracias! atte susan

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