Thursday, August 25, 2016

The Cake Slice Bakers ~ August's Carrot Cake

The Cake Slice Bakers are baking from
 our current cakebook 
for year November 2015 to October 2016!
Maida Heatter's Cakes
August Cake options: 
1. American Chocolate Layer Cake
2. Pecan Sweet potato Cake 
3. Blackberry with Scotch Cheesecake
4. Carrot Cake
Sorry, TCS members, I am late in baking and posting August's cake!
But here we are!
I made the full recipe for the carrot cake,
but half the recipe for the cream cheese frosting
See, I did bake three round cakes, only small ones - 4.5" diameter!
and I thought I would have enough batter for a sheet cake
but evidently no.... so folded up the excess paper
and use the only suitable size barriers - ramekins!
ain't I clever!
I frosted one of the small round cakes and two slabs of
the sheet cake to make a two-layer rectangle cake.
Chopped some toasted walnuts for garnishing the round cake.
A healthy carrot cake with loads of carrots, walnuts and
mixed color raisins
(I did use only 1 cup of soft brown sugar instead
of 1 cup each of brown and white)
ps:  I added grated zest and juice of one lime to the cheese frosting.

 For those of you interested in joining the Cake Slice,

 a group of dedicated bakers, please contact Anabel,

our group administrator, with enquiries."


OvenDelights said...

Oh that frosting!!! Lovely, just lovely!

Gina said...

Sounds delicious!

Carlee said...

Everything is cute in mini, so that little round cake is adorable! Another fun bake in the books!

Elle said...

Super idea to add lime to the frosting...and to reduce the sugar. Your cake look lovely and I'll bet it was delicious!

Hazel said...

Oohhh that frosting, with lime!! Oh yes please! I love that you are our 'mini baker'.. a very good niche to have! X

Kathleen said...

I love that you added some lime to the frosting. I bet that made it pop in your mouth. Perfect. I love a great carrot cake.