15 May 2011

Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting






Oh dear, I have a feeling I will never get a full night's sleep. Even when I am supposed to work a half day, I get called in early. On my days off, I am baking and taking photos from 7 am on. Don't get me wrong, I love my baking days, they let me get through the rest of my days. It just takes a lot out of me. I work, bake, and try to hang out with family or he boyfriend. So when people ask me what I do for fun, I say bake and take photos. 'What else?' they say. I say, 'Umm what?'
Oh well, late night ramblings, sorry.

This carrot cake. My first time making a carrot cake and of course a Martha recipe. This is by far the most moist carrot cake I have ever had. I didn't change her recipe at all, it was perfect. So carroty, that hint of spice, the crunch of the pecans. It was so good. And cream cheese frosting. Such a classic recipe, old fashioned, traditional. But what could be better? It is not fancy or avant garde, but who cares? Classics are always appropriate.

So when trying to make a pretty cake, you have to level off the top. And you know the best part of that? You don't have to wait till you finish decorating the whole cake before trying it. You get a sneak peak! What a great breakfast. Yes, my diet is probably horrible. I make so many cakes and dessert, have to drink a whole pot of coffee just to wake me up and eat a probably unhealthy amount of cheese. But I eat those little gummy multi-vitamins and never get sick, so I'll enjoy it while I'm young.




16 comments:

KubeĊ‚ek Smakowy said...

I've heard of this metod you present in the pictures, but I mostly use a kind of knife for bread, it works the best for me. Nice cake!

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

Julie Marie said...

Amanda: hi yeah what do I do to post to yours? I'm new to this little blog world. Lol

Bianca said...

I absolutely love carrot cake; and I don't doubt that Marthas is amazing. You really cannot go with Martha!

Anonymous said...

Adding a bit of fresh orange juice to the cream cheese frosting makes it incredible. The subtle citrus with the carrot cake is incredible.

le sorelle said...

we have the same definition of 'fun'! this looks insanely delicious - great job!

-j
sorelle in style

Sarah said...

"...eat a probably unhealthy amount of cheese"

No such thing.

Just found your blog-- love your sense of composition and lighting. Also, love carrot cake and now craving it like a mad woman...fortunately, we're working on our own recipe at the shop!

--S.G, from fig + kindle

Julie Marie said...

Sarah: I'm so glad you commented, because I just looked at your blog and website. It is so lovely. The photos are wonderful and everything looks so tasty!

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Lolly said...

I adore carrot cake and this looks amazing, I will definitely try it soon

Aishia said...

I made this for my boyfriend for his birthday. Carrot cake is his absolute favourite type of cake.

Was my first time ever making carrot cake too and it turned out to be the best carrot cake I have ever had, went down a hit at his birthday.

Thanks for the recipe!

Stephanie Grady said...

Thank you so much for posting this!
I have been looking all day for the perfect last minute Christmas afternoon tea dessert and finally found one my Nanna will love!
Thank you and have a Merry Christmas!
(L)

qwadro_fx said...

Palermo does indeed have the best cannoli in Chicago, and I am a huge cannoli fan! I'm really tempted to make this cheesecake, but I know that if I did I'd eat it all myself. I think I'll risk it ;DHIDcopycats recipes

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Habiba said...

Hi! I'm a huge fan of your recipes and have just added this to my "Best Carrot Cake Recipes" post :-)

barbara hamilton said...

I feel stupid; I cannot find the recipe to this cake. If it is supposed to be taken from the 'plate' the words and amounts in ingredients are not coming through clearly. I would love to have the recipe.