Monday, January 30, 2006

Carrot Cake

Yesterday Elizabeth hosted a gathering at her home for about 50 people. She asked me to make carrot cake since it can feed a large crowd of people. I said no problem and made a the Toll House Carrot Cake from the Treasury of Desserts. The recipe is very easy to prepare and uses all the traditional ingredients including pineapple, nuts and, of course, carrots. There are no raisins in this cake but the recipe did call for chocolate chips which I happily added. From start to finish, the cake took about 1 hour to mix up and bake. It came out very moist and not overly sweet. I did, however, get one request to leave out the chocolate chips next time because it was too sweet. Since I am constantly looking to improve my baking, I asked my sister if she thought this as well and was met with a look of incredulity. The cake was just fine and the cream cheese icing (also from Treasury of Desserts) was complementary. Looking at the 3/4 empty tray I'd say most people agreed with her and thought it was tasty. I will absolutely make this crowd-pleasing cake again and be sure to check out more Toll House recipes at Very Best Baking.

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