Anise Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Drizzle

Anise Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Drizzle

Anise Carrot Cake with White Chocolate Drizzle
Number of Servings:
8

INGREDIENTS

3/4
cup (190 ml)
all-purpose flour
1/2
cup (130 ml)
whole wheat flour
2
tsp (10 ml)
ground star anise
1/2
tsp (0 ml)
ground cinnamon
1
tsp (10 ml)
baking soda
1/2
tsp (0 ml)
baking powder
1/2
cg
salt
1
cup (250 ml)
granulated sugar
3/4
cup (190 ml)
olive oil
3
large eggs
2
cup (500 ml)
carrots, grated (about 4 large carrots)
7
oz (210 ml)
white chocolate, chopped
2
tbsp (30 ml)
unsalted butter
1
tsp (10 ml)
vegetable oil
1/2
tsp (0 ml)
orange juice
2
tbsp (30 ml)
boiling water

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Generously butter a 12 cup (3 L) Bundt pan. In large bowl, whisk together flours, star anise, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, mix sugar and oil together for 2 minutes. Add eggs and beat until thick and pale, about 3 minutes.
  2. Pour flour mixture over sugar mixture and stir with a large spatula until just incorporated. Fold in carrots. Pour batter into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 45 minutes. While baking, make White Chocolate Drizzle.
  3. Transfer pan to a wire rack and let cool about 1 hour. Invert cake onto a serving plate and cool completely. Pour White Chocolate Drizzle over top of cake, allowing it to flow down sides. Let drizzle set for 30 minutes before serving.
  4. For White Chocolate Drizzle: Create a double boiler by placing a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water. Add chocolate and butter, stirring constantly, until chocolate has melted. Remove from heat and whisk in oil, orange juice and boiling water until smooth. If mixture appears to have split after 1 minute of whisking, add more boiling water, 1 tsp (5 ml) at a time, until mixture is smooth and shiny. Use immediately or store in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Warm before using.