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"24" carrot cake

Jean's picture

DD has been here for a couple of days -- meeting some friends for dinner tonight and promised to bring dessert.  Help Mom, I want to bring something wonderful.


I found this recipe in my files and thought it sounded good.


We made it together baked the cake last evening and did the frosting this afternoon. We trimmed the top layer a bit because my pans aren't straight, so I had a little taste before she whisked it away.  This is terrific.  We added a little more sugar to the frosting--the recipe only called for 1/2 cup powdered sugar to 3 8oz pkg cream cheese. Oh, and we used canned pineapple (drained) b/c fresh was not available, but that's the only madmomming that we did.


Later I found a thread where Meanie said this was a pretty good recipe too. (So you don't have to just take my word for it)


Totally an impress your friends recipe.


Oh, and BTW, I used the whey from my fat free yogurt instead of water to make a loaf of Moomie's bread. Beautiful loaf. I'll be doing that regularly now.




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Adele's picture

(post #34022, reply #1 of 3)

Ha!  Just 'got' the title!  

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Jean's picture

(post #34022, reply #2 of 3)

FYI Here is DD's report on the cake as I didn't get anything more than just a few crumbs to judge by.


Yum!  Just like we knew it would be.  Jay, Nancy and I all took seconds.  I do think that it requires a refined palate because of the hazelnuts and liqueur.  It does not present itself as a carrot cake because the ratio of other wonderful ingredients to carrot leaves the carrot less noticeable.  I notice the apricot and the hazelnut the most.  The frosting, while completely decadent, similarly does not "read" as cream cheese frosting.  There's half a cake left at the moment, and I've already gained two pounds!  Thank you so much for the selection and for allowing me to play sous chef.  :)

 

Just occured to me that another reason why it doesn't seem like a typical carrot cake is that it is a layer cake, not a sheet cake.

I'll probably try it again some day when I have company coming...Maybe for book club--that's coming up soon.



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http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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help to provide free mammograms for women in need
NassauFrank's picture

(post #34022, reply #3 of 3)

I was thinking Jack Bauer does not have time for carrot cake. He's just arrest the carots, shoot the nuts and torture the raisins.


Then I got it, wonderful!