Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Carrot Cake :)

This week is a free choice week and you get to pick any cake from Rose's cookbook. I had to start work early today so I didn't get time to write in my blog till now... I'm thinking Tuesday Arvo here in Australia equals to Monday night in the US.. Don't know if its true or not tho. Anyways! back to cake!! I chose the carrot cake this week because my health freak sister loooooooooves carrots :) and cinnamon, so carrot cake it is. Didn't take too many pictures this time... I forgot!! I'm still new at this blogging thing....

Scale of difficulty ★★☆ (well... not actually HARD, more like time consuming as you have to grate half a kilo carrots... took foreeeeever)

Yummy-ness ★★★ I liked it, but I probably won't make it again anytime soon.

Firstly, you have to grate your carrots


Yes... heaps of carrots.....

From then on it was pretty simple, just your sugar, flour, oil and spices mixed together and put your carrots in, then into the oven it goes!


After the cake is out of the oven, it was time for icing, I didn't exactly follow the recipe... I melted some white chocolate and then whipped it with the cream cheese and omitted the butter and sour cream, because honestly I'm not going to buy a tub of sour cream so that I can put a tablespoon in the icing. The icing was great on its own, I mean, it is just white chocolate and cream cheese, so how can that not be awesome?? However it just lacks a bit of tangyness when paired with the carrot cake. I guess I probably should've put in a teaspoon of lemon juice to replace the missing sour cream... my bad :P

How did it taste?
It was a nice cake, no one in my family said anything about it really.. I guess its because it was nothing special, not one of the best cakes I've made but not bad either. I actually made a carrot cake for Christmas last year using the Planet Cake cake decorating book's recipe and I thought it was better than Rose's.... I didn't think the cake was cinnamon-y enough and the icing is not tangy enough.

7 comments:

faithy, the baker said...

Really? i must try the carrot cake from the planet cake book then.. and i thought Rose's cake was really good already!

Monica said...

I like carrot cake, but I'm soooo picky about them. Over here we have a supermarket that makes those generics ones and I like those.. my fancy palates sometimes just wants to eats the bad stuff.

I actually considered this cake during my "what to make" stage. But I wanted to be lazy and went with the Whipped Cream Cake.

Regarless of lack of pictures, you make up on the "telling". :)

Virginia Taylors said...

The carrot cake recipe I love is in Baking from my home to yours. I just love it. What you need to purchase now is a food processor-carrots by the kilo in no time!

Vicki said...

The carrot cake sounded so good I was torn about making it as well!

Hanaâ said...

Too bad it didn't wow you. I really liked it but then again, I spruced up the flavor by adding orange zest to the batter. I highly recommend that, should you decide to try it again.

Nicola said...

You definitely need a food processor! Life is too short to grate carrots by hand.

I really loved this recipe, I liked that it was exactly carrot cake without bells and whistles.

And the butter and sour cream definitely makes a difference to the icing. Maybe next time...

Mendy said...

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I really loved Rose's carrot cake. Too bad it did not meet your expectations.