Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor for I believe Sweet Lyon has outdone themselves this time. Ginger + carrot are basically a match made in heaven, married perfectly to become this sophisticated holiday cake. Beautifully captured by Alyssa Rosenheck Photography, there are a number of goodies in the gallery (and we’ll be sharing the recipes with you all in the coming weeks!)

Ginger Carrot Spun CakeA sophisticated dessert, perfect for the Holidays
prep time
15 Minute/s
cook time
30 Minute/s
total time
45 Minute/s
Serves 6Ingredients
  • 5 Cups of Grated Carrots
  • ½ Cup of Candied Ginger – Chopped
  • Zest of One Orange
  • 2 ½ Cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon of Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1 ½ Teaspoon of Ground Ginger
  • 1 Cup of Unsalted Butter ( 2 Sticks), at room temperature
  • 1 ½ Cup of Granulated Sugar
  • 4 Eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2/3 Cup of Milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350' & grease four six inch cake pans and cover bottoms with parchment paper.
  2. Grate carrots in the bowl of a food processor. Finely chop the ginger and place in a bowl with carrots, set aside.
  3. Sift flour, baking soda & powder, spices. Add orange zest to the dry ingredients.
  4. Place butter in the bowl of stand mixer. Beat the butter until creamy. Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy – 3 or 4 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, scraping down the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla.
  5. Add one third of the dry ingredients, alternating with the milk in a total of three additions- ending with the flour. Mix until just incorporated.
  6. Stir in the ginger and carrots.
  7. Evenly divide the batter in the pans. Bake until the cake springs back to the touch- about 30 minutes. Rotate the pans after 15 minutes.


Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Floral Design: Whole Foods Market Preston | Catering: Sweet Lyon | Addison Glass Candle Holders: Pottery Barn | All White Serving Platters: Crate & Barrel | Linen Hemstitch Table Runner: Pottery Barn