Cranberry Orange Carrot Cake
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert, Sweet, Cake
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6-8 servings
 
Soft and moist, this Cranberry Orange Carrot Cake is packed with fruits and veggies, for a real feel good dessert!
Ingredients
Cake
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose white flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup Organic Valley Grassmilk Plain Yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp orange zest (1 orange)
  • Juice from 1 orange (1/3 -1/2 cup of juice)
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
Sparkling Cranberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
Orange Glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp orange zest
Instructions
Cake
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. In a medium bowl add the first 3 (cake) ingredients (dry ingredients) to combine. Set aside. In a large bowl add the eggs, carrots, maple syrup, yogurt, vanilla extract, orange zest and orange juice and mix until well combined. Add the flour mix into the liquids and mix well. Fold in the cranberries. Pour batter onto a greased loaf pan and bake for 30 minutes.
Sparkling Cranberries
  1. Heat the water and 1 cup of sugar, until the sugar has completely dissolved (don't let it boil). Remove from heat and let it cool off almost completely. When cooled, add in the cranberries and let it bathe in this sugar syrup water for 5 minutes. Pour the remaining 1 cup of sugar onto a flat bowl or any flat container with sides. Using a slotted spoon, remove the cranberries from sugar syrup and place it in the sugar bowl. Shake the sugar bowl to coat the cranberries equally with sugar. Remove the cranberries from the sugar bowl and set aside (in the refrigerator, preferably)
Orange Glaze
  1. In low heat, dissolve the powdered sugar with 1 tbsp water, mixing with a rubber spatula to keep the consistency creamy. Add the orange zest and mix. Let it cool off for 1-2 minutes.
Putting the Cake Together
  1. Once the cake is done baking and cooled off, pour the orange glaze over it, letting the glaze drip down the sides. Set aside for 1-2 minutes. Add the sparkling cranberries and orange slices for a complete and delightful look.
Recipe by Garden in the Kitchen at https://gardeninthekitchen.com/cranberry-orange-carrot-cake/