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Easter Carrot Layer Cake
8 - 10 generous portions
Lindt Excellence 70%
30-45 minutes
Medium

A generous and decadent carrot cake filled with rich, whipped ganache. Perfect for Easer Sunday.

300g Cream

200g Crème Fraîche

60g Caster sugar

40g Glucose

Pinch of salt

200g Lindt Excellence 70%

100g Butter, unsalted

 

 

340g Carrots after peeling, chopped

240g Vegetable oil (such as sunflower)

A little vanilla bean paste

100g Lindt Excellence White Vanilla, finely chopped

3 Eggs

1 Egg yolk

400g Caster sugar

260g Plain flour

2tsp Baking powder

1

Prepare

The Ganache a day in advance and leave at room temperature overnight.

2

For the ganache

Bring the cream, Crème Fraîche, sugar, glucose and salt to the boil.

3

Pour

Over the chocolate and create a smooth, silky mixture by blending it with a stick blender.

4

Add

The butter and continue to mix until incorporated

Cover directly with cling film and leave at room temperature until required

5

For the cake

Preheat the oven to 180°C

6

Combine

The carrot, oil, vanilla and finely chopped chocolate in a jug and with a stick blender blitz until smooth

7

In the bowl of your electric mixer

Combine the eggs and yolk and whisk on medium speed until light and frothy

8

Gradually

Add the sugar and continue to whisk

9

Mix

First the carrot mixture and then gently fold in the flour and baking powder

10

Divide

The cake batter into three 18cm cake tins

11

Bake

For about 30-40 minutes (until a skewer comes out clean)

12

To assemble the cakes

Trim each of the cakes to level and place the first onto a serving plate

13

Whip

The ganache either with a whisk or with the electric mixer until slightly aerated

14

Transfer the Ganache

Into a disposable bag and for the edged nozzle effect, cut a hole on an angle

15

Pipe

Lines from the side of the cake to the centre

16

Top

With the next layer of cake and repeat piping until the third layer of cake is topped with the ganache

17

Decorate

With some Lindt Gold Bunny 10g and Lindt Lindor mini eggs and serve