Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Favorite Carrot Cake Recipes


It's hard baking in the winter months. 

There aren't a lot of fruit choices and only the hope of them to come. You empty the freezer of the fruit you saved and now what?  The great part about carrot cake is that carrots are in season and while they aren't a fruit they can be baked into a variety of different forms of carrot cake. You can go the traditional route, you can add maple or you can even do the tropical vibe.  



There are so many choices that I'm not going to even give you a recipe. I'm going to give you a variety of my favorites. I'm sure you could take a personality test based on your choice of carrot cake recipe but you are going to have to decide what that says about you. 

What's your favorite Carrot Cake Recipe?

  1. Tropical Coconut Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting (Bon Appetit April 2003)
  2. Joy of Baking:  Carrot Cake Recipe
  3. Alton Brown: Carrot Cake Recipe
  4. Carrot Cake with Lemon Mascarpone Filling (Food and Wine)
  5. Carrot Raisin Cake with Irish Cream Frosting

13 comments:

  1. I always go back to the Silver Palate recipe with its crushed pineapple, coconut and nuts...perfection!

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  2. I don't think I have a personal favorite and I haven't tried baking too many carrot cakes at this point in my life. But I'd prefer one that was super moist and hearty with a thick layer of buttercream frosting.

    Lovely pictures. I always enjoy your blog : )
    Dana

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  3. thanks for sharing. i love carrot cake. it's my absolute favorite.

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  4. Right now, this is looking to be my favorite!

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  5. Rosy, this looks wonderful. Baking Bits had a carrot cake that I really liked. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. The Frog Commissary Carrot Cake - SO GOOD

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  7. I love carrot cakes - I always play around with them because they're so easy to work with. If I had to choose, I would do #5 ... I love me some raisins and I wouldn't mind that irish cream frosting. :)

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  8. The food and wine one! Very intriguing...just love these pics.

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  9. I've never made carrot cake before. I think I'll try it with one of these recipes. The grater is so cute! Is it really that small?

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  10. This picture made me smile. I loved seeing the yellow in there. And carrot cake makes me think of warm weather. This was a much needed recipe - thank you!

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  11. My favorite carrot cake recipe is surely one that has a cream cheese frosting! A simple cake that doesn't have too many ingredients. Some walnuts or pecans in the cake would also give it a nice crunch:)

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  12. Carrot Cake is my Dad's favorite cake, his birthday is on Valentines and I would love to make him one of these cakes. I am still searching for the perfect recipe. I hate ones with pineapple. Have you tried all those ones above? The Joy of Baking one sounds like one I would really like, but Alton's sounds interesting (with the yogurt) and I love Alton. Any suggestions?

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