April 22, 2008

Bill's Big Carrot Cake

Had some technical difficulties posting this week, hence there are not pictures or html links :(

This weeks Tuesdays With Dorie recipe is Bill’s Big Carrot Cake chosen by Amanda of Slow Like Honey.

Initially I was going to skip the week’s entry. I already have a tried & true carrot cake recipe, which I don’t think I will ever change. It’s actually the first flavor I consistently received orders for, so I was skeptical to try another recipe.

But then I thought about when I joined TWD, my mission was to complete every challenge, every week – so I decided to participate.

To me the recipe is a very basic carrot cake recipe – so I had no problems putting it together. I decided to halve the recipe since I have a few other blogging events which I have to prep for this week. I also decided to make cupcakes i/o a cake.
The batter made 3 cups which would usually yield me 12 cupcakes using my ice cream scoop – but I only got 11? Mine didn’t sink as others did but the batter rose so much that they overflowed and made a chain link of muffin tops!

Other than that the cake was tasty, but a little fragile. I think I will stick with my current recipe.

For a printable version of the recipe click here.

Click here to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers.

Last Week: Marshmallows
Next Week: Fluted Polenta and Ricotta Cake


LyB said...

Your original recipe must be really good, I hope you get to post it sometime! ;)

Gretchen Noelle said...

Glad you made the recipe and tried out the Dorie version. I also hope you share the "other" version too!

Cecilia said...

I agree with everyone else. I hope you share your go-to recipe sometime in the near future.

The cakes were a little fragile, but I still liked the taste. It was also a hearty recipe, not a "true" carrot cake in the sense that it didn't have much cake. I'm glad you tried out Dorie's, though.

Jayne said...

I've got another carrot cake recipe, too, but I haven't made it in quite a while. You've got me wondering which one (that one or Dorie's) is better. Time for some taste-testing. Thanks for the inadvertant nudge!

Anonymous said...

I agree. While I generally liked this recipe, mine is much better, and I'll stick to it from now on.
Good that you at least tried it that way you know yours is better.

Donna said...

That last comment was from me. I forgo to add my name. Duh!

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