CARROT & CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKES w/ VANILLA MASCARPONE
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Recipe type: Cake
Cuisine: English
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Serves: 10
 
A delicious carrot and chocolate chip cake devised by Suzue Curley during her time at The Savoy. I have added a vanilla mascarpone to the original recipe to make it a little bit more indulgent. This makes 10 muffin sized cakes or 12 cupcakes.
Ingredients
  • ***CARROT CAKE***
  • 150g Plain Flour
  • 25g Ground Almonds
  • 12g Baking Powder
  • 1g Ground Cinnamon
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 150g Carrots grated
  • 100g Whole Eggs (about 2 eggs)
  • 75g Dark Chocolate Chips or a bar chopped (50% cocoa solids)
  • 150g Unsalted Butter melted
  • ***MASCARPONE ICING***
  • 350g Mascarpone
  • 115g Icing Sugar sifted
  • 1g Vanilla Extract
Instructions
  1. Sift the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix together the grated carrot and the eggs in a separate bowl. Fold the dry ingredients into the carrot and egg mixture.
  2. Mix in the chopped chocolate and lastly the melted butter. Put in a container and rest in the fridge for 45 minutes to an hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4).
  4. Take the mixture out of the fridge and spoon it into a piping (pastry) bag fitted with 12mm (1⁄2 inch) plain nozzle (tip).
  5. Using a silicone muffin tray or cupcake tray, pipe the cake mixture into the holes until three-quarters full. You can of course also use a metal cake tin and cake cases, but I think they look more delicate without a case.
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes until golden brown if muffin sized or 12-15 minutes if cupcake sized. Leave to cool, then remove from the moulds.
  7. Beat the icing sugar into the mascarpone and then add the vanilla extract. Mix thoroughly.
  8. Place the mascarpone in a piping bag with a star shaped nozzle and pipe swirls, or you could just spread the mascarpone on top.
Recipe by Patisserie Makes Perfect at https://www.patisseriemakesperfect.co.uk/carrot-chocolate-chip-cakes-w-vanilla-mascarpone/