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post #16 of 31
the recipe from Southern Living sounds awesome! does anyone know how it holds up for wedding cakes, and also, does the buttermilk glaze effect the time it can be left out at room temperature? thanks!
post #17 of 31
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Good questions. I'd like to know also.

Does anyone know???
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post #18 of 31
I made the Southern living recipe this past weekend for the top tier of a three tiered graduation cake that I covered in fondant (see my pics). The cake is nice and moist and is absolutely delicious. It got rave reviews. That being said, I opted to only use it as the top tier because cream cheese frosting by nature gets "droopy" much faster than a meringue based buttercream. I was not comfortable putting weight on it. The cake itself would hold up fine, I just didn't want pools of frosting oozing from under the fondant!

The buttermilk glaze is like a caramel that is put on while the cakes are right out of the oven. Be cautious and don't feel like you need to use all of it or you might wind up with a leaky cake. It's very sweet, but yummy. For those that level cakes, you'll wind up cutting off the top with the glaze on it, but a little will seep into the cake, so it's worth it.
Since the frosting is cream cheese, I wouldn't leave it out at room temp. It should be refrigerated.
post #19 of 31
i made the Southern Living carrot cake for mother's day...its the *best* carrot cake i've ever made and the buttermilk glaze is amazing.
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post #20 of 31
The best carrot cake I've ever had is from one of Collete Peters books.
post #21 of 31
I've made this cake several times and is the one I made for the wedding cake in my gallery. I get lots of requests for it.

2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups cooking oil
4 eggs
3 c shredded raw carrots

optional ingredients:
2 cups raisins and /or, 1 cup pecan or walnut pieces and/or 1 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained very well

mix dry ingredients with oil then add eggs one at a time. Stir in carrots until well blended, then any additional ingredients you choose. Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 min. or just until it feels done to the touch.
Don't over bake.

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post #22 of 31
I use the recipe found here:

http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/recipe_views/views/107118

But I use a small can of carrots in (in addition to 2 grated carrots) instead of boiling my own. I pulse the canned carrots, pineapple and coconut together in a food processor so that you get the flavors, but not big chunks (the carrots should be completely "mushed").

I haven't tried their icing - I make my own.

I do a diabetic friendly version of this cake and sell it at the farmer's market here... and people love it.
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post #23 of 31
I have always had good luck with the Wilton recipe. Just use the cake recipe not the white chocolate icing (not good at all). The cake is pretty firm and holds up well. I always get a lot of compliments on ithis recipe.

http://www.wilton.com/recipes/recipesandprojects/cake_mixes/r_carrot_wht_choc.cfm
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post #24 of 31
I'm looking for a carrot cake recipe for easter - thought maybe someone else would like it too! icon_smile.gif
post #25 of 31
This is my "go to" recipe for awesome carrot cake ... I get rave reviews every time! From the Silver Palete cookbook:


http://wellfed.typepad.com/well_fed/2005/12/silver_palate_c.html
post #26 of 31
This is my "go to" recipe for awesome carrot cake ... I get rave reviews every time! From the Silver Palate cookbook:


http://wellfed.typepad.com/well_fed/2005/12/silver_palate_c.html
post #27 of 31
This is my "go to" recipe for awesome carrot cake ... I get rave reviews every time!


http://wellfed.typepad.com/well_fed/2005/12/silver_palate_c.html
post #28 of 31
awesome! thanks tilly!
post #29 of 31
I use "Best Ever Carrot Cake" recipe on www.allrecipes.com
Rave reviews every time.
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post #30 of 31
OK ladies I'm really giving up the goods here...

This is the ultimate carrot cake recipe. People have been known to gorge themselves to the point of sickness on this cake. I have never tried the icing recipe that goes along with it though. I also add in some freshly grated ginger and grate my carrots on the finest setting and omit the cloves. Best served ice cold!

http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Whole-wheat%20carrot%20cake
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