This carrot ring is a cross between a sweet carrot cake and a savory carrot bread. While it might scare some people off, once they try it, they will fall in love with it. The ring-shaped sweet bread will make your holiday table a little more festive. We make it every year for Rosh Hashanah, as it add sweetness to our holiday table and lives.
2cupsfrozen peascooked as instructed on bag (canned peas okay)
Kosher salt and pepperto taste
Preheat oven to 350º degrees F. Grease a ring-shaped mold pan well with cooking spray or oil. If you don't have a ring-shaped pan, try using a bundt pan.
Cream together butter and brown sugar in your standing mixer using the paddle attachment, about 1 minute. Add egg and water and mix for another 30 seconds.
In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture gradually to the wet mixture until well combined. Fold in grated carrots until well distributed throughout the batter.
Add batter to ring-shaped pan and bake for about 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Allow carrot ring to fully cool before flipping it onto a round serving dish. If the carrot ring is stuck, you can use a flexible spatula to gently loosen the cake from the side of the mold. Be gentle!
Just before serving the carrot ring, add warmed and seasoned peas to the center of the ring (optional). Enjoy.
The ring cake gets its name because it's cooked in a ring mold pan. It's worth investing in a ring cake pan, and it only costs about $20. Here is the exact pan I use and suggest for making this recipe.To make it a "peas and carrots" ring, as the two vegetables go hand-in-hand, add warmed and seasoned peas to the center of the ring just before serving. Save yourself the trouble of grating carrots and instead purchase a bag of grated carrots at the grocery stores. Make sure you grease your ring pan well. Use a non-stick cooking spray for the best results. If the cake sticks, use your spatula to nudge it out. A mostly cooled ring will have a better chance of coming out intact.