Making the cakes is the easy part – its the blogging that I find difficult. I don’t have the time. I want to say something interesting, witty and original but work, birthday party organising, starting school, meal planning and general stuff just gets in the way.
I made this coffee cake a couple of weekends ago. Another all in one recipe (Mary’s isn’t that challenging in the technique stake yet) and it was lovely. The Camp coffee essence was a blast from the past and the icing tasted like Angel Delight. I was transported back to the 70s. The flavours are classic and lovely.
I also made Marys American carrot cake. Now reading the recipe - this was as far removed from any carrot cake that I have made in the past. Where’s the spice? raisins? why so little carrot?
Anyway the cake turned out very well – the topping -a mascarpone vanilla frosting was a revelation. It was like eating ice cream and it made the cake. The cake however, although it was nice was NOT a carrot cake. It was a nice banana, walnut cake with carrot just sneaking a peek in.
This is a better carrot cake recipe. I tinkered with it a little and used around 75 ml of oil and about 70g of melted butter which gives it a better texture. Try it, its lovely.
- Carrot Cake (dailygluttony.wordpress.com)