We do love carrot cake, & although I usually make mine withough frosting (just a heavy, soaked-in glaze), I did make the frosting this time, & admit to using a nicely rounded tablespoon of orange zest in it! The cake is wonderfully delicious & well worth making again, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
This recipe is a keeper! Absolutely delicious - I will make this again and again. Thank You for posting!!!
I know this isn't supposed to be just for Easter carrot cake, but I opted to make this for Easter. First thing, this frosting is AWESOME! Absolutely delicious. And it makes PLENTY. I frosted in between the three layers of cake and all around it, and there was still some left over. One thing about the recipe that was confusing - Step 4 says to add the coconut, but no coconut was listed in the ingredients. I didn't have any coconut on hand and didn't know what to do (panic set it), so I added a dash of coconut extract to the batter. I don't know how much this will effected the taste and/or texture of the cake. It would have been really helpful to have had the amount of coconut specified in the ingredients. Also, I omitted the walnuts - personal preference. I had to bake the cakes for about 35 minutes until my toothpick came out of the center clean. STILL, This cake was SUPERB! I will make this EVERY Easter- my Dad, Uncle & Husband all exclaimed how wonderfully moist & flavorful it was. It was pretty labor intensive (I'm glad I used my food processor for all of the grating), but the end results were totally worth it. SO much better than the store bought version! Next time I'll try to make the cake prettier, but it couldn't have tasted better. GREAT RECIPE! Made for PRMR Tag Game.