Served slice of carrot cake on a white plate and a whole carrot cake
Oranges Are The Key To Packing A Bright Punch In Your Next Carrot Cake
Adding orange zest to carrot cake can significantly brighten the flavors and lend a tart and refreshing punch without altering the cake's appearance.
To add orange to your next carrot cake, wash an orange and use a microplane or grater to gather zest from the orange peel. Reserve a small amount for garnishing.
Fold in the orange zest and grated carrots after combining the cake batter's wet and dry ingredients. Then, add in orange extract or 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Once the cake is frosted, garnish it with the orange zest you reserved earlier. You can also add a little extract or zest to the cake’s frosting to brighten the flavors.