Mini SGCC has a boyfriend. He’s actually been around for almost a year now, but I wasn’t allowed to blog about it. I’m still not, but I have to because otherwise there would be no story to tell about this cake. And, this cake is too wonderful not to share with you. So, tough beans, Mini SGCC. Sue me!
Anyway, The Boy’s birthday was the other day. I thought it would be nice to bake him a little birthday cake, since he’s over for dinner almost every night anyway. Besides, he’s kinda starting to grow on me. From a little subtle investigating, I discovered that his favorite kind of cake is carrot cake. It just so happens that carrot cake is one of my favorites too, which worked out nicely since I hate to bake things that I don’t personally like. I mean, why put all that time and energy into something that you don’t love yourself – unless, of course, someone is paying you. That’s a different story. I’d even bake a Brussels sprouts cake if you paid me. Well, maybe not. But, you get the point.
I was planning to use my standard “go to” carrot cake recipe, but I thought I’d sniff around the web to see what else was out there. I’m glad I did, because I found a few that looked simply fantastic. In the end, I went with a recipe I found on Zoe’s site, which was adapted from The Essential Baker by Carole Bloom. Zoe calls it “the ultimate carrot cake”, and I’m here to tell you that she’s right! read more >>