Sunday, April 27, 2014

Classic Carrot Cake- and we're back!


 

It's been a while, but I'm back!  Sometimes things get so busy that I find myself passing on the things that are most important to me- and that's not good. Like writing , photographing, baking, decorating-I'll have to work on that. If we give up on the things that make us feel good, then what's it all for?

 This week's selection on Bake Sunday Mornings is a classic carrot cake with a cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Instead of one round cake, I made three little loaf cakes. I found these adorable little disposable pans just recently and bought a few to see how they acted in baking. I love the idea of baking and serving in the same container. I got three of these loaf cakes from the recipe but as usual, they disappeared before I had a chance to go click click. They come in a variety of colors, and I also made three mini challahs in them. So adorable and easy to give as gifts!
 Carrot cake is really a classic and there are hundreds of recipes out there. This one, for me, is the best I have tasted. Soft , but doesn't fall apart (contrary to what you see in the photo- really!), moist but not gooey and just the right amount and combination of spices. The frosting is- well let's just say that more than a spoonful was ingested before the cake was even frosted. The addition of the cinnamon is heavenly, not too strong and gives a perfect balance to the spices in the cake- or like I said, straight up!
 Moist and full of flavor
The recipe can be found at Baked Sunday Mornings. Give it a try!

5 comments:

  1. It's good to have you back, Yael! I know what you mean, it's important to make time for the things that mean the most... but it sure is hard sometimes! I love your idea of the mini loaf pans-- yes, there are some really cute make-and-serve containers out there. I've been meaning to try that too. I think this will be a favorite in my house as well (once I figure out my oil problem)... Nice job! :)

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  2. Love that last pic! Looks like the cake was enjoyed!

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  4. Great to "see" you! We loved this cake, too - I love the idea of making it for gifts (but I really wanted to eat it all!).

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