Orange Carrot Cake

This delicious cake has a nice zing with the addition of a little lemon juice and the grated orange rind. The ginger root adds an appealing sophistication.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 1 hour 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • ½ packed cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups grated carrots
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. grated orange zest, divided
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • 1" fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Liberally spray a springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
  • Beat the egg yolks, sugar, and carrots together. Add lemon juice, 2 tablespoons orange zest, and corn flour. When smooth, add the ginger, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  • Pour the cake batter into the Springform pan and bake for 1 hour. Test by plunging a toothpick into the center of the cake—if the pick comes out clean, the cake is done. Garnish with remaining orange zest.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • ½ packed cup brown sugar
  • 1½ cups grated carrots
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 Tbsp. grated orange zest, divided
  • ½ cup corn flour
  • 1" fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Liberally spray a springform pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Beat the egg whites until stiff and set aside.
  • Beat the egg yolks, sugar, and carrots together. Add lemon juice, 2 tablespoons orange zest, and corn flour. When smooth, add the ginger, baking soda, and salt. Gently fold in the egg whites.
  • Pour the cake batter into the Springform pan and bake for 1 hour. Test by plunging a toothpick into the center of the cake—if the pick comes out clean, the cake is done. Garnish with remaining orange zest.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories90
Total Fat2g
Saturated Fat1g
Cholesterol75mg
Sodium350mg
Total Carbohydrate16g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars8g
Protein3g