Carrot cake is one of my favourite cakes ever, and since I've started baking, I've tried many recipes in a quest to find the best ever carrot cake.
I don't know if I've actually found it yet (I like to think that I can always find ever more delicious recipes), but I found one that is pretty delicious. I've been making it time and time again, and it's never failed to amaze my taste buds.
By the way, what makes a great carrot cake?
- Texture: rich and moist. the more carrots, the better!
- A clever mix of spices: cinnamon for the comforting autumnal flavours, and ginger for a kick
- A fair amount of nuts and raisins, to bring extra texture and flavours
- A delicious icing. Here, you can either opt for a rich buttery icing or a lighter cream cheese icing (I chose the middle ground with my butter-cream cheese icing)
Ready, steady, grate!
The best ever Carrot Cake
This carrot cake has everything to be divine: lots of carrots, a good pinch of spices, lots of walnuts and raisins, and a delicious icing.
Sometimes, I also add half a cup of chopped pineapple (but be careful not to add too much as the extra juice might mess up the cake's consistency)