Carrot sponge cake recipe. This is one of the most emblematic dessert in the US. Did you know George Washington had it own carrot sponge cake recipe? Carrot is a delicious vegetable with sweet flavour ideal to make this type of recipe. If you want to make a healthy sponge cake you can substitute the sugar for more carrots and its flavour is still delicious. Today, we are going to make an easy sponge cake with a simple steps. Also the oven will cook for us. If you want to make your own sponge cake at home, you only need the following ingredients:

INGREDIENTS for carrot sponge cake recipe for 4 people:

  • 4 medium carrots
  • 4 eggs
  • 7 oz sugar
  • 3.5 oz peeled nuts
  • 5 oz flour
  • 1 tbsp of baking powder
  • 6.5 fl oz. oil
  • The juice of one orange
  • 2 tbsp of cinnamon powder
  • 1 oz butter
  • Salt


Time needed: 1 hour.

For to make a delicious carrot sponge cake, you only follow this simple steps:

  1. Stir the egg yolks and the sugar.

    In a bowl, put the egg yolks and the sugar. Stir all with a whisk until egg has doubled in volume and both ingredients were well integrated for about 2 minutes.

  2. Add the rest of the ingredients

    When they are mixed, add the oil, the orange juice, the chopped nuts, the grated carrot and some orange peel previously grated. Mix again to integrate the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Then, put the flour, the cinnamon and the baking powder.

    Now, add the flour, the cinnamon and the baking powder, all previously sieved. Put also, a pinch of salt and stir again all the ingredients until they are well integrated.

  4. Beat the egg whites.

    In another bowl, put the egg whites and beat them with a blender to stiff. Then, pour it in the bowl where we have the mass and mix all with enveloping movements.

  5. Bake the carrot sponge cake recipe

    Afterwards, we are going to spread a mold with butter. Pour the mixture and place the mold in the centre of the oven, preheated over 356ºF, heat above and below. Let to bake for about 45 minutes, watching that it does not burn.

  6. Remove the sponge cake from the oven and serve it.

    After that time, remove the sponge cake from the oven. If you prick it with a toothpick and it exit a little dirty is totally normal. Let it to warm for about 1 hour. Finally, desmold it and… serve it!

This carrot sponge cake recipe is very easy to make. You can utilise this sponge cake to prepare a typical american carrot cake. If you want to enjoy and make to enjoy to your guests, try to make it at your home!

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