14 Replies to “Carrot Cake with a little twist ! I added a lemon curd to it and I really like the result.”

  1. [Original recipe here](https://www.imanisserie.com/post/carrot-cake-with-lemon-curd)

    **Ingredients**

    ***The Cake***

    * 170 g sugar (3/4 cup)
    * 200 g flour (1 2/3 cups)
    * 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    * 1/4 tsp allspice
    * 1/2 tsp cardamom
    * 1/2 tsp ginger
    * 1 tsp baking soda
    * 1 tsp baking powder
    * 2 tsp salt
    * 110 g sour cream (1/2 cup)
    * 100 g oil (1/2 cup)
    * 1 egg
    * 70 g pecans (2/3 cup)
    * 300 g carrots (2 3/4 cups)
    * 90 g applesauce (1/3 cup)

    ***Lemon Curd***

    * 120 g lemon juice (1/2 cup)
    * 65 g sugar (1/3 cup)
    * 50 g heavy cream (4 tbsp)
    * 1 tbsp agar agar
    * 2 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp water
    * 1 tbsp butter
    * Food colouring

    ***Frosting***

    * 250 g icing sugar (2 cups)
    * 55 g soft butter (1/4 cup)
    * 113 g cream cheese (1/2 cup)
    * 3 tbsp cornstarch
    * 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    * 1/2 tsp lemon extract
    * A pinch of salt   
    * Yellow food colouring

    **How To**

    ***The Cake***

    * Mix the wet ingredients together: sour cream, applesauce, oil and egg.
    * Mix the dry ingredients together: flour, sugar, pecans, baking soda, baking powder, spices, salt and carrots.
    * Mix the dry and wet ingredients until fully combined.
    * Preheat the oven at 180°C or 360°F and bake the cake for 40 min.
    * Let the cake cool then slice it in the middle.

    ***Frosting***

    * Using an electric mixer whisk the butter until it becomes light in colour.
    * Add in the cream cheese and mix.
    * Add the icing sugar in two batches and mix.
    * Add the cornstarch and mix until it’s all combined.
    * Split the frosting in two: add the lemon extract and yellow colour to the fist half, and add the vanilla extract.
    * Cover both frostings with cling wrap and let cool until the assembly part.

    ***Lemon Curd***

    * Mix the agar agar and sugar together.
    * Mix the cornstarch with the water
    * Add all the ingredients in a pot over a medium heat and keep stirring.
    * When the curd starts to boil remove from the stove. Pour on a plate and let cool for 30 minutes.
    * Place the lemon curd in a piping bag for the assembly.

    ***Assembly***

    * Pipe a layer of lemon curd inside the cake.
    * Cover with the top cake layer.
    * Pipe some frosting on top (lemon and vanilla).

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