Celebrate Easter with This Festive Orange and Carrot Cake Recipe

Written by Camilla Jessen

Mar.14 - 2024 8:50 AM CET

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Just in time for Easter, here's a luxurious and simple recipe for a Lemon Orange Carrot Cake that's sure to impress.

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This flourless treat, featuring a zest of lemon and orange for a fresh and juicy twist, comes complete with a creamy cream cheese frosting, making it a perfect choice for Easter or any special occasion.

S-kueche shares this remarkably easy recipe that brings a new level of juiciness and flavor to the traditional carrot cake, enhancing it with the addition taste of citrus.

And it's extremely easy to prepare: simply spread the cake batter on a baking sheet or in a mold, bake, and then top with a smooth layer of cream cheese frosting.


For the Carrot Cake:

  • 400g carrots

  • Zest and juice of 1 orange

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 400g ground almonds

  • 1 large teaspoon baking powder

  • 100g corn starch

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 5 eggs (whites and yolks separated)

  • 170g sugar

  • 50ml soft butter

For the Frosting:

  • 280ml cream (32% fat)

  • 280g cream cheese

  • 2 teaspoons cream thickener

  • 70g powdered sugar

  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • Zest of 1 orange


  • Carrot

  • Carrot greens (edible)

  • Pistachios


  1. Preheat the oven to 175°C (347°F) and line a tray or baking tin with parchment paper.

  2. Grate the carrots and zest the citrus fruits, then mix them together.

  3. In a large bowl, combine the cornstarch and baking powder, then add the ground almonds.

  4. Beat the egg whites with a pinch of salt until foamy and set aside in the fridge.

  5. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks with sugar until they form a white foam.

  6. Gradually incorporate the carrot and almond mixture into the egg yolks, then mix in the oil and juice.

  7. Gently fold in the beaten egg whites in two parts, mixing carefully with a spatula.

  8. Transfer the batter into the prepared mold or baking sheet, level it, and bake for about 45 minutes.

  9. For the frosting, whip the cream until stiff, then blend the cream cheese with the lemon and orange zest until smooth.

  10. Once the cake is cooled, spread it with the cream cheese frosting and decorate with carrots, carrot greens, and pistachios as desired.

Enjoy this delightfully fresh and juicy Lemon Orange Carrot Cake, a perfect addition to your Easter celebration or any festive occasion.

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