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Cook The Issue #97

Classic Carrot Layer Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

By NDbaker, member

January 23rd, 2009

I vote for Abby Dodge’s version of the carrot cake. Both renditions have their charms, but it is pretty hard to beat a classic carrot cake. And what a carrot cake this is! It manages to be moist and sturdy at the same time. I liked that the frosting recipe made a large batch– I hate it when I have to skimp on frosting. Also, your frosting instructions were spot on– I’ll never skip the crumb coat again. I made a double batch of this cake for my birthday (today) so I could share it with co-workers and friends.  The recipe doubled just fine.

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Comments (4)

NDbaker writes: Pielove-- I'm glad you noticed my carrot cake stand-- I get a kick out of it, too. Posted: 10:04 am on January 26th

NDbaker writes: Legalcat-- thanks for the birthday wish. I did enjoy my cake! Posted: 10:03 am on January 26th

legalcat writes: Hope you enjoyed your cake, birthday girl! Happy Birthday. Posted: 7:37 pm on January 23rd

Pielove writes: First, that cake looks gorgeous. Second, I adore your carrot-adorned cake stand with a carrot cake on it!
pie Posted: 6:52 pm on January 23rd

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