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Topic: I need a good carrot Cake Recipe  (Read 1631 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2005 10:03:51 AM »

the secret to a good carrot cake is a simple sugar syrup. use any recipe. just make the cake a day or two ahead, to give the cake ample time to rest. the measurements i'm giving is for a standard 9x13 cake. you may need more or less, depending. this is by no means an exact science!

while the cake's  baking, bring 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 water to a boil. boil vigorously until the sugar is dissolved. set aside. when the cake comes out of the oven, pour the syrup evenly over the cake. let the cake cool, then cover the cake and refrigerate, and allow it to rest for a day so that the syrup is evenly soaked up. then ice the cake and serve as usual. what you get is an unbelievably moist, dense cake. heaven!

each cake recipe is different, so you'd have to experiment with how much syrup you actually use on the cake. too much and the cake is soggy, not enough and the cake is too dry. you also need that day for the cake to rest, otherwise it just isn't as good. hth!
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2005 12:36:35 PM »

Oh that is too cool and so evil!  Does it work on other cakes too??
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2005 12:41:02 PM »

the recipie i have for carrot cake doesnt have pineapple in, but it used mushed up bananas. my mum always makes me make it when some bananas in our house go a bit brown and mushy so she can use them up
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2005 01:27:54 PM »

I hve a food processor and I normally only buy baby carrots, my boys will eat baby carrots not big ones.  I guess I did not realize there was pineapple in a carrot cake , I love carrot cake and hate pineapple, go figure,I have never seen a recipe with pineapple in it, maybe that is why mine always turn out so bad.

This is my all time favorite carrot cake. Its the best I have found yet. This recipes has no pineapple. There is a  icing recipe that follows the cake recipe but I have never tried it. Most carrot cake recipes i use I always frost the cake but not this one I have never frosted it I dont think it needs frosting. I also leave out the nuts because I am not a big fan of nuts in my food. This is soooo good! Carrotcake is my favorite cake and this one is really the best! Oh and I always put it ina bunt pan I dont know if this makes a difference to the texture of the cake or not but I have never cooked it in regular cake pans. Anyway heres the link

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/104845

You should totally try this one! Grin

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