CARROT CAKE

Czech name: Mrkvový dort (Mrkváč)

Written by Eva Vachalova

This delicious and healthy Carrot Cake recipe comes from the Karlovy Vary Region.

The region of Karlovy Vary is a spa region, known for its healing springs and with them and a rare natural phenomenon that for several centuries has created its unique atmosphere. However, not everyone is aware that  the not too large region is home to a countless number of culture monuments, lookout and observation towers, valuable nature areas, museums, galleries and other places of interest.

For more information about the Karlovy Vary Region, from which this recipe comes, click here.

Ingredients

1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup hazelnuts
1/2 cup carrots
half a lemon
3 eggs
5 tsp of vanilla extract
5 tsp of powdered sugar

Instructions

Grate the carrot. Roast the hazelnuts in a frying pan and then grind them into small pieces. Whip the egg whites. Then whip the yolk with sugar separately to make a mousse. Mix into the mousse the chopped carrots, hazelnuts, vanilla extract, and the juice and peel of half a lemon. Finally, mix in the egg whites. Pour the dough into a cake pan, greased with unsalted butter and coated with flour. Preheat oven yo 320F and bake for about one hour.

Sprinkle powdered sugar onto the cake and serve it!

For more information about the Karlovy Vary Region, from which this recipe comes, click here.