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Aargau Carrot Cake

*Sigh* So I wanted to make my hubby something special for when he comes home from work tomorrow. I had planned to make "cheese rosti" (I've never had it but it sounds good) and this other recipe I found for Aargau Carrot cake.

Unfortunately, even armed with a shopping list, I am terribly forgetful and neglected to get 2 things that the recipe calls for, ground almonds and powdered sugar to make the glaze.

Was wondering if anyone else has made this particular type of cake before and if I can get away without the almonds, and perhaps use regular sugar instead of powdered sugar for the glaze? Or should I just wait and have my hubby pick up the missing items on his way home tomorrow (sort of wanted it to be a surprise but I suppose it's not THAT big of a deal )
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Re: Aargau Carrot Cake

I would say no problem at all to leave out almonds but def don't use normal sugar for the glaze, it wont be the same. You can always have this type of cake with no glaze though and its just as nice and healthier!
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I would say no problem at all to leave out almonds but def don't use normal sugar for the glaze, it wont be the same. You can always have this type of cake with no glaze though and its just as nice and healthier!
Thanks! Maybe I will do that then

I did remember to get those cute little marzipan carrots for it but I suppose they won't stick on without any glaze haha.
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Re: Aargau Carrot Cake

I think when it comes to baking quantities and ingredients have a very delicate balance, so maybe the recipe will not be as good as it is meant to be BUT maybe it will come out better? Good luck!
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Re: Aargau Carrot Cake

Do yo have any dry biscuits at home? Grind them and take the equal quantity. As for the glaze. try it with warmed apricot jam or even better orange marmalade.
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Re: Aargau Carrot Cake

Thanks everyone for the replies...as it turns out I have also forgotten baking powder haha. I figure with 3 missing ingredients I will just let my hubby get the missing stuff tomorrow and try it the right way lol.
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Re: Aargau Carrot Cake

If it comes up again, for a glaze (usually made by heating on the stove) you actually CAN use granulated sugar as the intent is that it's going to dissolve anyhow.

Here is a recipe for simple glaze using either powdered (confectioners) or granulated sugar.

Meanwhile, if you happen to have a grinder, you can simply grind the granulated sugar to make it into powder. Generally "confectioners" sugar has a bit of corn starch in it to help keep it from clumping which also helps thicken glazes and such BUT I think you can achieve the same result with just a moment or so extra cooking time.
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Re: Aargau Carrot Cake

I wouldn't make this without the ground almonds - it's half the cake

Perhaps substitute with ground hazelnuts - otherwise I'd leave it and make another kind of cake with what you have.

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Do yo have any dry biscuits at home? Grind them and take the equal quantity. As for the glaze. try it with warmed apricot jam or even better orange marmalade.

That's a good idea, might make it more moist too!
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