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Alton Brown’s Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

If you see this and want to remind me that Valentines’ Day was two months back, I will smile back and say, “For a loving couple, everyday is V Day!” Yeah! Yeah! Very corny! But, hey, that sounds so much more interesting than the truth. If you must, the boring truth is…..umm…. (sheepishly admits) that after covering the cake with frosting, there was lots left and since the cake was requested by the husband, I had to put in some food coloring and re-declare my love. 🙂

Oh well! If you are prefer the straight forward, to the point post over my drama, here goes:

My vegetable garden produced an abundant carrot crop this year and after juicing them, making salad out of them, putting them in potato patties, the husband was craving the sweeter version, i.e. cake. Having never made carrot cake before, I chose to go with the expert who never fails America, i.e. Mr. Alton Brown (btw, have you seen his new, skinnier smart looking avataar. Hats off to him!)…. ah….. you asked for the straight forward post. So, yes, I tried this recipe as it is and it came out lip smacking delicious. Thank you Alton!

Carrot Cake Recipe: Alton Brown’s Carrot Cake Recipe

My notes:

  1. 2 cake pans: I baked this as 2 cakes in 9×1.5″ pans. Reduced the baking time to 30 minutes on 350, followed by 10 minutes on 325.
  2. Too sweet: I found this cake way too sweet! Yes, this comes from me, a sugar-holic. Truly, cut the sugar down to 8 ounces, instead of 10, and it’ll taste great.
  3. Skip Frosting: If you don’t like frosting, skip it, the cake it too sweet as it is.
  4. Reduce sugar in frosting: If you must have frosting, reduce the sugar there as well to 6 ounces, instead of 9.
  5. Make 3/4th frosting: After putting a layer of frosting all over the cake, I was still left with lots. So, try making just 3/4th of what is called for.
  6. Enjoy: There’s nothing healthy about this even with all the carrots. Hey! It’s cake, what did you expect? C’mon, give in to those guilty pleasures. 🙂
Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

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This entry was posted on April 18, 2011 by in American, Cuisine, Desserts and tagged , .

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