Mini carrot cakes with stewed apples and chocolate eggshells

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Sebastian Böckmann

Sebastian Böckmann

www.hotelreuter.de/

“Carrot cake is very popular at Easter, which is why my dessert is excellent for the holiday. Plus, the eggshell made of chocolate has great wow-factor.”

Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
10
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-6+
125 g carrots
apples
250 g dark chocolate
eggs
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground cardamom
½ vanilla bean (seeds and bean)
100 g sugar
lemon (zest and juice)
150 g ground almonds
40 g flour
90 ml almond milk
140 g white chocolate
50 g apricot jam
60 g slivered almonds
oil for greasing
butter for greasing
flour for dusting
edible gold dust for decorating
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • balloons
  • small saucepan
  • rubber spatula
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • heatproof bowl
  • cups
  • oven
  • stand mixer
  • 2 large bowls
  • citrus press (optional)
  • box grater
  • ramekins
  • peeler
  • pastry brush
  • sauce boat

Nutrition per serving

Cal
729
Protein
18g
Fat
42g
Carb
68g

Step 1/8

Chop dark chocolate. In a heatproof bowl, melt some of the chocolate over a saucepan filled with simmering water. Meanwhile, inflate and knot the balloons. Remove chocolate from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate until melted and smooth.
  • 250 dark chocolate
  • balloons
  • small saucepan
  • rubber spatula
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • heatproof bowl

Chop dark chocolate. In a heatproof bowl, melt some of the chocolate over a saucepan filled with simmering water. Meanwhile, inflate and knot the balloons. Remove chocolate from heat and stir in the remaining chocolate until melted and smooth.

Step 2/8

Grease the balloon with a bit of oil. Dip balloon into the chocolate and gently turn to coat. Place each balloon on a cup, chocolate covered-side up, and refrigerate for at least 30 min.
  • oil for greasing
  • cups

Grease the balloon with a bit of oil. Dip balloon into the chocolate and gently turn to coat. Place each balloon on a cup, chocolate covered-side up, and refrigerate for at least 30 min.

Step 3/8

For the carrot cakes, pre-heat oven to 180°C/360°F. Separate egg white from egg yolk and transfer to a stand mixer. Add salt and ground cardamom. Scrape out vanilla bean seeds and add to the egg whites, together with the sugar. Beat until stiff. Reserve the vanilla bean pod. Roughly grate carrots and zest lemon. Transfer grated carrots and lemon zest to a bowl, then juice lemon into the bowl. Add ground almonds and flour to a bowl and stir to combine. Add egg yolks to the beaten egg white and stir in ground almond-flour mixture and grated carrots.
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • ½ vanilla bean (seeds)
  • 100 sugar
  • 125 carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • 150 ground almonds
  • 40 flour
  • oven
  • stand mixer
  • 2 large bowls
  • citrus press (optional)
  • box grater
  • rubber spatula
  • knife

For the carrot cakes, pre-heat oven to 180°C/360°F. Separate egg white from egg yolk and transfer to a stand mixer. Add salt and ground cardamom. Scrape out vanilla bean seeds and add to the egg whites, together with the sugar. Beat until stiff. Reserve the vanilla bean pod. Roughly grate carrots and zest lemon. Transfer grated carrots and lemon zest to a bowl, then juice lemon into the bowl. Add ground almonds and flour to a bowl and stir to combine. Add egg yolks to the beaten egg white and stir in ground almond-flour mixture and grated carrots.

Step 4/8

Grease ramekins with butter, then dust with flour before dividing batter between the ramekins. Bake at 180°C/360°F for approx. 20 – 25 min.
  • butter for greasing
  • flour for dusting
  • ramekins

Grease ramekins with butter, then dust with flour before dividing batter between the ramekins. Bake at 180°C/360°F for approx. 20 – 25 min.

Step 5/8

Peel, quarter, and core apples, then cut into pieces. Transfer to a small saucepan and gently cook over medium heat for approx. 20 – 25 min., or until soft.
  • 3 apples
  • peeler
  • small saucepan
  • cutting board
  • knife

Peel, quarter, and core apples, then cut into pieces. Transfer to a small saucepan and gently cook over medium heat for approx. 20 – 25 min., or until soft.

Step 6/8

Add almond milk and reserved vanilla bean pod to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Chop white chocolate and stir into the almond milk until melted. Keep warm until served.
  • 90 ml almond milk
  • ½ vanilla bean (bean)
  • 140 white chocolate
  • small saucepan

Add almond milk and reserved vanilla bean pod to a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Chop white chocolate and stir into the almond milk until melted. Keep warm until served.

Step 7/8

Remove carrot cakes from the oven and allow them to cool for approx. 10 min. Meanwhile, crush soft cooked apples with a fork. Then unmold carrot cakes, brush with apricot jam, and garnish with slivered almonds.
  • 50 apricot jam
  • 60 slivered almonds
  • pastry brush

Remove carrot cakes from the oven and allow them to cool for approx. 10 min. Meanwhile, crush soft cooked apples with a fork. Then unmold carrot cakes, brush with apricot jam, and garnish with slivered almonds.

Step 8/8

Once the chocolate has dried, gently loosen the edges from the balloon. Deflate balloon with a knife, then remove it. Dust chocolate shell with edible gold dust. Remove vanilla bean from the almond-chocolate sauce and transfer it to a sauce boat. Serve carrot cakes on a plate and top with stewed apples. Place the chocolate eggshells over each cake. Pour warm white chocolate-almond sauce over it and enjoy!
  • edible gold dust for decorating
  • pastry brush
  • sauce boat

Once the chocolate has dried, gently loosen the edges from the balloon. Deflate balloon with a knife, then remove it. Dust chocolate shell with edible gold dust. Remove vanilla bean from the almond-chocolate sauce and transfer it to a sauce boat. Serve carrot cakes on a plate and top with stewed apples. Place the chocolate eggshells over each cake. Pour warm white chocolate-almond sauce over it and enjoy!