Aargau Carrot Cake


Canton Aargau is composed of Switzerland's most fertile farmlands, celebrated for fruit, vegetables and the famous Carrot Cake. Moist, delicious and light, it contains no added fat besides what's naturally contained in the eggs.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
1 to 9 - inch round cake pan


  • 3 eggs

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup grated carrots

  • 1 cup ground almonds

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • ¾ cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Prepare the 9 inch cake pan by rubbing the inside well with a drop of cooking oil and then scattering a little flour over it. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  2. Separate the eggs and beat the yolks into the sugar thoroughly. Add lemon juice and grated rind, carrots, almonds, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well.

  3. Beat egg whites until stiff and fold into cake mixture. Pour batter into 9 inch cake pan.

  4. Bake at 360 degrees F (180 degrees C) for 45 minutes.

  5. This cake is often iced with 3/4 cup confectioners sugar into which is beaten 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Little marzipan carrots are the traditional decoration.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

192 Calories
9g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 192
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 47mg 16%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 69mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 158mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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