Hazelnut and Carrot Cake from Bread, Love, and Dreams

Hazelnut Carrot Cake with Lemon Glaze

Hazelnuts and carrots are among my favorite foods, so what could be better than combining them into a delicious hazelnut carrot cake? This is not the traditional carrot cake with lots of spices on it. Instead, it’s a a perfect cake to go alongside a cup of tea in the morning, made with eggs, hazelnut flour, fresh shredded carrots, just a pinch of ground cinnamon, and finished with a strong citrus twist. The texture is incredibly moist and it tastes sweet and tangy at the same time. The lemon glaze add a note of freshness to the cake and allows this dessert to be loved and appreciated by every palate.

Hazelnut-Carrot Cake from Bread, Love, and Dreams

Hazelnut-Carrot Cake from Bread, Love, and Dreams

Have one slice with a cup of hot white tea. You won’t be disappointed!

Hazelnut Carrot Cake with Lemon Glaze

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 6-8 servings


    For the cake:
  • 10 oz grated carrots
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 1/4 cups organic granulated sugar
  • 1 2/3 cups hazelnut meal or almond meal
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp self-rising flour
  • For the glaze:
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 lemon, squeezed


  • Preheat oven at 350°F.
  • Grease and flour a 9 inch cake pan, then set aside.
  • With a hand or stand mixer, blend together at medium speed the egg yolks, sugar, grated carrots, lemon zest, hazelnut meal and a pinch of cinnamon.
  • Reduce the speed, then add slowly the flour and mix until well combined.
  • In a medium bowl whip the egg whites at stiff peak.
  • Stir in gently the whipped egg whites into the flour mixture.
  • Pour the cake batter into the cake pan and bake for about 45 minutes.
  • Let the cake cool completely on its pan, then place it on a cake plate.
  • To prepare the glaze, stir together the confectioners’ sugar, egg white and lemon juice until you get a runny consistency.
  • Drizzle the cake with the glaze, and decorate with fresh grated carrot, lemon rind and chopped walnuts.
 Hazelnut Carrot Cake with Lemon Glaze Recipes


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