Monday, April 20, 2015

Mama Dip's Carrot Carrot Cake


I chose to bake this month's Cake Slice choice for my husband's birthday. He's a HUGE nut fan. Big. Really BIG. So huge that quite frankly its a little annoying. Constantly always reminding me to double, even triple the nuts in my recipes. Not going to happen. Although I love nuts myself, I like to stick to the amounts in recipes. If I don't, then whats the point if I'm going to over power the other flavors with just nuts. 


His birthday landed on a Friday this year. I wanted to surprise him with a dinner and this fabulous Carrot Cake. So I chose the previous weekend before his birthday. I knew he would be tucked away in our bedroom all weekend long studying. It would give me time to sneak in his dinner and cake. A few times when he came out for a quick break, he kept mentioning how it smelled wonderful, and wanted to know what I was cooking up. Dinner, I replied. What are we having?, he asked. Food, I replied. After asking a few times and getting short answers he stopped.


Dinner was a success, completely surprising him. With all the stress he had with studying he completely forgot about his upcoming birthday. He loved his cake. We all loved the cake. I baked the recipe according to the recipe. My only adjustment was with the frosting. Adding two pounds of sugar would have resulted overwhelming. I decreased the sugar to 3 cups, the cream cheese to 1 pkg. , increased the butter to 2 sticks, and decreased the vanilla to 1 teaspoon. Perfection. Creamy, and light! 
Don't forget to visit my Cake Slice friends to see what they whipped up this month!

6 comments:

Sandra Lee said...

I can tell by your picture how moist this cake is. You covered the sides of the cake perfectly with the nuts. This has always been a challenge for me. Happy to hear that your hubby enjoyed it!

Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas said...

That looks like a perfect carrot cake Anabel, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this cake for such a special celebration.

The Ninja Baker said...

Your carrot cake looks absolutely fantabulous, Anabel. I'm a bit of a connoisseur and yours looks perfect! Again, your family is sooooo lucky =)

Elle said...

Perfect cake for a birthday, even with the normal amount of nuts. So perfectly iced and decorated with chopped nuts, too. Moist, decadent...can I have a piece, please?

Cupcakery said...

Oh my word Anabel.. This cake looks so moist and delicious! I am so glad Husband loved it.. A belated happy birthday to him! Hazel x

Emily said...

Lovely cake you have there Anabel! I shall take note on the ingredient tweaks you used for the best cream cheese frosting ever!