Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baking with Dorie: Bill's Big Carrot Cake

I'm so glad I took the time in between baking orders to bake this cake. It's absolutely delicious! And I was able to share the cake for tea. 

One layer was given to my mother (after I took the pics that is) and the other two I took with to an aunt's home. Where my cousin who married a week ago, cut up her wedding cake for tea too.

I love the addition of coconut in the batter and while the original recipe called for plump raisins, I opted for the addition of cranberries instead. 

Half way through preparation, I realized that I had used up all the oil that I had on the 500 snowballs order for Saturday morning. Having to improvise, I decided to melt some butter as a substitute. I was a bit apprehensive as to the result I would get but I crossed my fingers and just hoped for the best. I beat the eggs and sugar together, while the recipe called for the oil and sugar to be beaten first and the eggs added one at a time. 

The end result was a deliciously moist cake with tonnes of character! And the addition of coconut to the cream cheese icing lent a nutty, toasty taste to every mouthful!

This cake's definitely a keeper and one I will continue to make for years to come!

PS: I've been struggling to add some more pics, but somehow blogger's been uploading them upside down :D Will try again tomorrow!