Sunday, September 23, 2007

Switzerland. Aargau Carrot Cake.

In her 700 years history, Switzerland has a reputation as a peace loving nation. The Swiss love confections and cakes of all kinds. The Aargau Carrot Cake have a 500 year-old tradition that has made the cake world-renowned.

ingredients:

  • 6 egg yolks
  • 6 egg whites
  • peel of one lemon
  • 300 g sugar
  • 50 g flour
  • 300 g ground almonds
  • 300 g carrots
  • 2 Tbs Kirsch
  • powdered sugar
  • marzipan carrots
Beat egg yolks with sugar till creamy. Add lemon peel and Kirsch. Add grated carrots, flour, almonds and mix well. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold them into the mixture. Pour the carrot cake mixture into a spring form and bake in preheated oven (180 C) for about 60 minutes. Sprinkle the cooled Aargau Carrot Cake with powdered sugar and garnish with marzipan carrots.

3 comments:

Jill@SimpleDailyRecipes.com said...

What is Kirsch?

Cooking Blogger said...

Welcome Jill!
Kirschwasser in German "cherry water" is often known simply as Kirsch. It is a clear brandy made from double distillation of the fermented juice of a small black cherry.

Jill@SimpleDailyRecipes.com said...

Thank you, I've learned something new today!
The cake sounds wonderful! It's my husband's favorite birthday cake.

On the side: I really like the new look of your blog...just beautiful!