Tuesday, April 22, 2008

TWD: Bill's Big Carrot Cake

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I really, really wanted to make that beautiful three layer carrot cake from the book. A thing of beauty, wasn't it? I couldn't quite eke that third layer out. It still looks all right though, doesn't it?

The recipe is relatively simple. With the golden raisins, walnuts, and sweetened coconut, the cake is moist and dense. (My cake might have been a little too dense. Things were good until the last 10 minutes when they deflated almost completely. ) I love the hint of lemon in the icing!

Thanks to Amanda of slow like honey for picking a great recipe! Don't forget to check out the rest of the Tuesdays With Dorie carrot cakes!

28 comments:

Peabody said...

Two layers is better than three. :)
Good looking cake.

Sarah said...

Your cake looks great and I loved the lemon in the icing as well. Good job!

Engineer Baker said...

I love all of the bright orange shreds of carrot - it looks awesome!

Mary Ann said...

I think it looks so delicious!

Marie said...

FAbulous picture. I could lick the screen! I baked the three layers, but opted to only eat the one at home.

slush said...

It looks soooo good! Holy frosting! Great job :)

Bumblebutton said...

Yum yum! Looks like you had a great frosting to cake ratio, for sure!

laura said...

Wow- that looks soooooooooo delicious!!

LyB said...

There is no such thing as too dense for a carrot cake! :) Yours looks lovely, and delicious!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

It looks soooooo GOOD! Wish I had some right this minute, third layer or not!

Lori said...

hmmmm. looks great!

Chris said...

2 layers, 3 layers...fork to cake, cake to mouth - its all good! :) Looks delish!

Annemarie said...

Two layers...three layers...it looks wonderful!!

CB said...

Love your picture... you can see all the good bits and pieces. Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

soulafa said...

I baked one layer and a dozen of cupcakes:):)
Yours is amazing!!

Hygeian Stew said...

Under all that icing, who's to say how many layer there are? Looks great!

Jayne said...

Your cake looks yummy. Nice job!

Di said...

I think your cake looks delicious. Who cares how many layers there are? =) In fact, before this, I've never made carrot cake as a layer cake, only a sheet cake.

Melissa said...

Looks great even if it did sink a bit! Hey...frosting covers up lots of stuff.

Heather said...

I think it looks great! Two or three layers, eh. As long as it tastes good!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Your cake looks delicious! The carrot really shines through!

Erin said...

What a great looking cake! Your pictures are beautiful!

Mary said...

that pictures makes the cake look so delicious....and i'm sure it was!! great job!

Shari said...

Looks great! Wasn't it delicious!

Jhianna said...

Thanks guys!
- Natalie

Donna said...

Looks luscious!

Amy said...

Mmmmm looks delicious!

Zakia / The Frosted Bake Shop said...

two layers, three layers! as long as it tasted great!