National Carrot Cake Day: The perfect recipe and wine pairing for you

pubblicato 02-02-2024

National Carrot Cake Day: The perfect recipe and wine pairing for you

Don’t you just love carrots? We sure do! Carrots are amazing and tasty, the favorite vegetable of many kids and adults across the globe. This is because of their amazing flavor, but also thanks to their incredible health benefits: Carrots have a beneficial effect on many parts of your body. They can prevent eyesight degradation, but also do wonders to the skin and mucous membranes, promoting their maintenance and defending them from damage. 


The famous eye benefits are guaranteed by the presence of vitamin A: this particular vitamin offers protection to the retina and therefore to our eyes, improving visual abilities and preventing disorders such as macular degeneration.


Carrots and carrot cake itself have a really long history, with roots traced back to medieval times, where carrots were frequently used to add sweetness and moisture to cakes. Science and history aside, let’s dive  in a wonderful Carrot Cake recipe: this way, you will be able to appreciate this sweet vegetable even more and celebrate the National Carrot Cake day properly, just like a real rabbit would!


Carrot Cake Recipe

Carrot cake is a delightful and tender dessert that is also incredibly easy to make. The recipe requires common pantry ingredients such as sugar, oil, flour, and baking powder, so you won’t have to go through some crazy shopping, and you don’t need to be a trained chef to master it! The addition of carrots imparts a sweet and delicate flavor to the cake, making it appealing to both adults and children. This cake could easily have been inspired by British carrot pudding, but its origins are still wholly unknown. Some think that the cake may have been created by accident and, if that's the case, we are glad for it!

Here's a quick guide on how to prepare this carrot cake:


  • 1 1/2 cups grated carrots

  • 4 large eggs

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup sunflower oil

  • 1/2 cup orange juice

  • 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • Powdered sugar (for decoration)


  1. Begin by washing and peeling the carrots, then grate them.

  2. In a bowl, break the eggs and start mixing using an electric mixer.

  3. Add sugar to the eggs and continue mixing.

  4. Pour in the sunflower oil and add the orange juice while continuing to mix.

  5. Gradually add the flour to the mixture, blending continuously.

  6. Add the baking powder and blend again until well combined.

  7. Finally, incorporate the grated carrots into the mixture using a spoon. Optionally, add a pinch of nutmeg and ground cinnamon.

  8. The batter is now ready. Line the base of a 9-inch diameter round baking pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture inside.

  9. Bake in a static oven at 350°F for approximately 45-50 minutes, or in a ventilated oven at 325°F for the same duration.

  10. Once baked, allow the cake to cool completely before removing it from the pan. Transfer the carrot cake to a serving plate and generously decorate it with powdered sugar.

Following these easy steps, you will be able to make a special cake for your guests, but also for your own benefit! There is no better way to celebrate the National Carrot cake day than with this recipe, and there is no better pairing for it than our Dogajolo Toscano Rosato IGT 2022


This wine is crafted from carefully selected grapes sourced from central Tuscany. Dogajolo Toscano Rosato stands out as an elegant and well-structured product, offering lively floral and fruity aromas. These characteristics define this young and innovative wine, making it both sophisticated and easy to enjoy, a great pairing for sweets and cakes of many kinds.


In the glass, the wine reveals a radiant strawberry-red color. The nose entices with delightful aromas of rose, dog rose, red apple, currant, and cherry. Subtle notes of white flowers and wild herbs add complexity to the overall bouquet, particularly rose, myrtle and grape flowers.

Make this next National Carrot cake day one to remember! Indulge in a fantastic glass of our marvelous Dogajolo Toscano Rosato, and celebrate with a simple, traditional, and absolutely super tasty carrot cake!