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Italian Carrot Rose Cake with a Lime Glaze

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

This exquisite fusion of two culinary worlds brings you a dessert cake that is light, fluffy and full of flavour. The natural sweetness of carrots, subtle floral notes of rose petals, and the tangy zest of lime come together to create a truly unforgettable dessert that is so easy to make.

Cook time: 20 minutes

Prep time: 35 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 35 minutes

Italian carrot cake
Italian carrot cake

This dessert was made with the intention of leaving an impression on the person eating it. If you're having guests over or you just want to eat a great dessert thats different, this one checks all the boxes. It is so easy to make and one that you will want to save for making time and time again. Dare I say, it's one of my favourites.

Step into a world of refined flavours and enchanting aromas with this Italian Carrot Rose Cake. This extraordinary dessert has a tender crumb infused with the earthy sweetness of freshly grated carrots. As you take your first bite, you will taste the delicate notes of rose adding a hint of floral sophistication.

But what truly elevates this cake is the luscious Lime Glaze that drapes the cake with it's tangy taste. The zesty juice brightens up the cake, a perfect contrast to the floral notes, it's a perfect balance to the cake's natural sweetness, creating a harmonious symphony of flavours.

Crafted with care, this Italian Carrot Rose Cake is a testament to the art of baking. This recipe not only promises a culinary experience but also offers an opportunity to use your creativity. Decorate the cake with a sprinkle of dried rose petals or lime zest for a touch of elegance and a dusting of powdered sugar.

Whether you serve this divine dessert at a special occasion, share it with loved ones, or treat yourself to a moment of indulgence, this Italian Carrot Rose Cake with Lime Glaze is sure to capture hearts and palates. It's a celebration of the artistry of baking and a journey through the realms of flavour, where every bite whispers tales of elegance, craftsmanship, and pure delight.

Italian Carrot Rose Cake with a Lime Glaze

Prep time

20 minutes

Bake time

35 minutes

Total time

1h 5 mins


1 bundtcake

Cake ingredients

3-4 fresh carrots, peeled, ends removed and cut into 2 inch chunks

2/3 cup and 1 tbsp oil

1 tbsp orange juice

3 eggs at room temperature

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 1/2 cup and 1tbsp plain flour

1 tbsp and 1 tsp baking powder

1/2 teaspoon rose essence

1/4 tsp salt

Lime glaze ingredients

1/2 teaspoon butter

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup icing sugar

5 tablespoons fresh lime juice (2-3 limes)

Zest of 1 lime

1. Preheat the oven at 350F and grease a bundt pan with cooking spray or brush generously with oil.

2. Blend carrots, orange juice and oil until a creamy texture is formed.

2. Using an electric hand mixer, mix eggs and brown sugar and light and creamy, 4 minutes on high speed.

3. Mix the carrot mixture into the eggs with a spatula gently.

4. Sift in all the rest of the ingredients and carefully fold until combined, careful not to over mix. Once you see that there is not more flour showing, the cake batter is ready.

5. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan and bake for for 30-35 minutes at 350F. Be sure to check it after 30 minutes with a knife or toothpick and if it comes out wet, give it another few minutes.

6. After cooked, keep in the pan until it has cools. This takes about 1 hour. Then remove the cake from the pan by turning it upside down on a plate or chopping board and giving one hard tap on the counter.

7. Meanwhile make the glaze. Mix all the ingredients together and allow it to simmer on medium low heat for 5 minutes, mixing occasionally, then remove into a a bowl or jug.

8. Pour the glaze into the cake, followed by a sprinkle of lime zest and rose petals for garnish.


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