Aargauer Rüeblitorte (Swiss carrot cake)

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Easter Sunday came, and I still hadn’t baked or decorated anything Easter-themed. But just before the day was over, I got this urge to make a traditional Swiss carrot cake, the way my grandmother makes it. Of course that meant using the Betty Bossi recipe out of this book, which every good Swiss person should have at home. I had all the ingredients at hand, except for lemon (which I substituted with a lime) and the traditional marzipan carrots we usually buy at Migros or Coop (which I don’t like anyway). So I decided to make some carrots myself!

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For the cake, I combined Betty Bossi’s instructions with another recipe I found, and also substituted half of the almonds for hazelnuts. I made half the recipe, using three eggs instead of two, because I wanted my 6 inch cake pan to fill up nicely. The powdered sugar glaze was made with yummy lime juice.

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For carrots, I whipped up some Royal icing which I colored with gel paste, and piped them with Wilton tip #12 – the green was piped with a small star tip. I let them dry for a day before sticking them (carefully) on the cake. Go here for a Royal Icing carrot tutorial!

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Tip: Carrot cake is even better made a day (or two) in advance!
Hope you had a happy Easter!

4 comments on Aargauer Rüeblitorte (Swiss carrot cake)

  1. Recette de tiramisu
    17.05.2013 at 15:09 (1 Jahr ago)

    Salut, c’est une belle découverte que je viens de faire :) Bien décrite et clair à la lecture, je pense que je vais serieusement approfondir mes connaissances à ce sujet car ca n’est pas vraiment mon secteur au départ :) Très bonne continuation, Chef Tiramisu.

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    • Minh Cakes
      17.05.2013 at 20:20 (1 Jahr ago)

      Salut Chef Teramisu! Merci beaucoup pour le compliment… faire des gâteaux est vraiment très satisfaisant… faites-moi savoir si vous vous y mettez! Si vous avez des questions quelconques, n’hésitez pas à me contacter :) Bon weekend! Minh

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  2. Gautier
    14.09.2014 at 12:12 (1 Monat ago)

    Bonjour !

    Superbe gâteau ! Comme vous avez suivi deux recettes en même temps, quelle était la recette finale de votre gâteau ? :)

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    • Minh Cakes
      24.09.2014 at 14:40 (1 Monat ago)

      Bonjour Gautier, merci! J’ai utilisé les proportions de Betty Bossi, en incorporant seulement les ingrédients de la deuxième recette. C’était un succès même sans maizena, kirsch, canelle et clous de girofle. Bonne chance si vous le faites!

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