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Flourless Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Flourless, moist, and delicious carrot cake frosted with a delicate and creamy mascarpone frosting.

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Remember that one time when I said I never get the flu! Remember? And that other time when I asked, what are sinus headaches?!?! In the same week, the flu found me AND I discovered my sinuses. Damn this winter!

Honestly? I am really, seriously, very over this freezing weather. I’m done with it. We need to break up. 

Last week, during my timeout with the flu, all I did was pray that I would wake up without a headache, binged on a Shahs of Sunset marathon, and ate my weight in this incredible Carrot Cake.

Also? Remember that one time when I said, “Carrots in a CAKE?! VEGETABLES in a CAKE?! EWWWWWWWW!!!”. Such a fool, I was…
OR how about that other time when I said, “Watermelon?! EWWWWWWWWW!!!”. Okay, well, that still stands. I.Hate.Watermelon.

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Friends. This cake. It was love at first bite. It blew me away.

You know, you and I are no strangers to cakes. We’ve made a few, here and there, and each of them have been at the least, amazing. Chocolate Cakes, Berry Cakes, even Pound Cakes.

However, this cake? … this cake is like no other. There’s no chocolate here. There’s no berries here, either. Yet somehow it is one of the best cakes I have ever tasted. It’s dreamy. It is light as air, but sweet as sugar.

Then there’s the frosting. Oh my heavens!! I didn’t want to go with the classic cream cheese frosting, thus I opted for something similar, yet different.

This Mascarpone Frosting is delicate, creamy, and deliciously indulgent. A MUST try. Don’t skip it – it pulls the whole thing together.

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All of these flavors put together take this cake waaaaay over the top. I think you will love it.

ENJOY!

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Flourless Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Katerina | Diethood
Flourless, moist, and delicious carrot cake frosted with a delicate and creamy mascarpone frosting.
Servings : 10
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

For the Cake
  • 4 eggs , separated
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar , divided
  • zest of one medium orange
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large carrots , finely grated (about 2 cups grated carrots)
  • 1-3/4 cups almond flour
For the Mascarpone Frosting
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tub (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 325.
  • Grease an 8-inch springform pan with butter and dust with flour; set aside.
  • In your mixer's bowl combine egg whites and tartar; beat at high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Add 2 tablespoons sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, egg yolks, orange zest, cinnamon, salt and vanilla; beat at medium-high speed until incorporated and light in color; about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, fold in grated carrots and a third of the egg whites mixture; fold until thoroughly combined.
  • Fold in the remaining egg whites and almond flour; continue to fold until incorporated.
  • Pour batter into previously prepared cake pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until golden brown and the cake starts to pull away from the sides.
  • Transfer to a rack and cool completely.
  • In the meantime, prepare the frosting.
  • With mixer on medium speed, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • In separate bowl, combine mascarpone cheese and powdered sugar; beat until smooth.
  • Gently fold whipped cream into mascarpone mixture; continue to fold until completely incorporated.
  • Spread over cooled cake.
  • Serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD Inspired by Alice Medrich
 

Nutrition

Calories: 237 kcal | Carbohydrates: 30 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 12 g | Saturated Fat: 6 g | Cholesterol: 98 mg | Sodium: 109 mg | Potassium: 126 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 27 g | Vitamin A: 4521 IU | Vitamin C: 2 mg | Calcium: 39 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 29 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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