Carrot Cake Meets Macaron

I have odd dreams sometimes. I don’t even know if they actually are dreams. I am a dreadful sleeper so at times it’s as though I am dreaming that I am awake and having normal through processes. Anyway, the carrot cake macaron came to me in one of these moments of being awake but asleep. I had egg whites in the fridge and spare time at home. I had carrots. Clearly this was a good idea; a macaron pretending to be a carrot cake.

Carrot Cake Macaron

So I got to work and made a couple of mini carrot cakes. I had already prepared some spiced macarons (tinted a light orange colour) and some cream cheese filling. I half thought about making the macarons themselves more carrot cake like but I doubted that bits of carrot and walnut would work that well.

Carrot Cake Macaron

Instead, I present a macaron with a thin layer of carrot cake and cream cheese filling. It looks like something a Japanese patissiere would attempt (but executed better than me). It’s all the rage to do decorated versions of basic things in Japan. I saw heaps of books about Deko Shuu, or decoration choux pastries so I consoled myself that I wasn’t entirely mad. A macaron probably should be left simple however.

Carrot Cake Macaron

Tastewise? It wasn’t bad. The macaron was crisp and chewy and the cake layer just added another texture. The cream cheese filling reminded the brain that it was eating a carrot cake. Not bad!



  1. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    October 7, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I WISH I had dreams about things like this. It is bloody inspired! Love it!

    (last night I had one of those stupid dreams where a creepy guy was trying to get in the door but the door lock was broken and wouldn’t clasp properly no matter how many million times I tried to do it… hopefully tonight I dream of dessert)

    • Moni

      October 8, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      Thanks :) Now I must say I prefer dessert dreams to those scary dreams, no matter how wacky the dessert! Sleep well! :D

  2. Monnie

    October 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Two of my favourite things lately combined into one! I love this :)

    • Moni

      October 11, 2010 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks Monnie :) It’s for when a macaron alone is not enough!

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