It’s so difficult to get a good looking cake with buttercream in summer, buy the seaside, and with 30 degrees that I’m impress with the results of this amazing carrot cake.
I’ve modified the recipe to make it more my way and the mix of the carrot cake with cinnamon flavour and the white chocolate buttercream fits quite good, not to say amazingly.
Ingredients (for a 2 layer, 15cm diameter cake)
120gr brown sugar
2 extra large eggs
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract
250 finely grated carrots
2 tsps baking powder
1 y ¼ tsps baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
150gr unsalted butter
110ml buttermilk (½ lemon juice + the rest of whole milk)
Relleno de frosting de queso
300gr cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 y ½ cups of sugar
Buttercream de chocolate blanco
100gr egg whites
190gr soften butter
100gr white sugar
Pre-heat the oven at 200ºc
Mix and sieve, in a large bowl, the flour with the salt, the cinnamon, the baking powder and the baking soda.
In another bowl, beat the butter until it gets white. Add the sugar and the vanilla and mix until smooth.
Add the eggs and the egg whites, slightly beaten, and mix well.
Finally, add the buttermilk and the flour. Divide both of them in two and add them starting with the flour, then the buttermilk and so on. Mix just until combined.
Dive the batter into two 15cm moulds and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Let it cool for 30 minutes before unmould.
CHEESE BUTTERCREAM FILLING
Beat the cheese with the butter (softened) and add the sugar and the vanilla. Mix until combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes so it thickens.
WHITE CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM
Mix the egg whites and the sugar y a saucepan and heat it in a boiling water-bath until reaches 65ºc.
Pour the egg whites into a mixer and make the meringue using a medium-high speed for 10 minutes.
Add the softened butter in pieces while mixing.
End up by adding the white chocolate (at room temperature) and beat until thickens or for 5 minutes.
Once the cakes are cold, put one of them as the bottom layer. Then put a thick layer of cheese frosting and put the other cake layer on top. Spread the white chocolate buttercream all over the cake and decor, as you like.