Almond Carrot Cake with Vanilla Icing

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13Ingredients
200Calories
75Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound carrots (peeled and grated)
  • 2 limes (zested and juiced)
  • 1 ounce fresh ginger (peeled and finely grated)
  • 4 cups ground almonds
  • 2/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 9 eggs (separated)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/3 pounds cream cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss carrots in 3 tbsp lime juice. Mix ginger with ground almonds in a bowl. Add sifted flour and baking powder. Beat egg whites in 2 batches until stiff, gradually adding sugar and vanilla extract. Stir beaten egg yolks gently into egg whites.
  2. Grease and flour a 13 x 9 in cake pan. Fold the carrots and ginger almond mixture into the eggs until combined and pour batter into pan. Bake for 30 mins. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  3. To make the icing, score vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out seeds. Beat butter and powdered sugar until smooth, stir in vanilla. Stir in cream cheese. Ice the cooled cake and sprinkle with lime zest.
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NutritionView more

200Calories
Sodium5%DV125mg
Fat25%DV16g
Protein10%DV5g
Carbs4%DV13g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories200Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat16g25%
Saturated Fat6g30%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol75mg25%
Sodium125mg5%
Potassium150mg4%
Protein5g10%
Calories from Fat140
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate13g4%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars8g16%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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