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Almond and Orange Carrot Cake

This cake does not need flour or butter, so is great for people on restricted diets.

Good with fresh fruit, such as raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, or redcurrants, and a spoonful of Greek yogurt or whipped cream.

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  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 160°C (325°F/Gas 3). Line a 20.4cm cake tin with greaseproof paper.

  2. 2

    Cook the carrots in a little water until tender, then drain, cool slightly, and blend to a purée with the orange juice.

  3. 3

    Whisk the egg yolks in a large bowl with the vanilla and grated orange zest. Gradually add the sugar, whisking until it becomes thick and pale. Fold in the carrot purée and ground almonds.

  4. 4

    In a clean, dry bowl, whisk the egg whites until stiff, then fold them into the yolk mixture. Pour into the prepared cake tin and bake for 1 hour, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

  5. 5

    Cool in the tin for 10 minutes, then transfer the cake to a wire rack and leave to cool completely. Pile on the raspberries and sift icing sugar over the top to serve.


  • 200g carrots, peeled
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 3 drops pure vanilla extract
  • 1 orange
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp orange , juice, or orange or almond-flavoured liqueur
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 7 raspberries , to garnish
  • 1 dusting icing sugar , to garnish

Makes 8 slices

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Recipe published with permission from © Dorling Kindersley Limited. The Cooking Book 2008


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