When the book Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread first came to print, I was on my cookbook diet then I was saving up to by a Macbook. So I convinced myself that I didn’t need another cookbook. However, every now and then, I found myself searching online for recipes from this book and whenever I find wander through the aisle of my local bookstore, I kept looking longingly on it, kept checking to see if its finally on sale. Finally got fed up with the waiting game, I saved up and luckily just in time for the annual sale J How cool is that? It took me a few months of saving and a few years of putting it off and now I got a copy of the book.
Being a huge sucker for girly looking cake, you’d think the first thing I would try is the pink swirly frosted cake. Nope…the carrot cake got my attention. I must admit this is my first carrot cake that I bake…ever! Being in a household of chocoholics, I most often make anything with chocolate in it. Always fearing that my family wouldn’t eat it and my effort would be all for nothing. As my little brother grew older, I started baking non-chocolate sweets like blueberry muffins, banana breads, lemon torte… At first, they were not appreciated but then when I told my little brother that I will only bake once a week and only if the item that I made the week before is gone. At first he was hesitant but little by little he gives in and tries whatever I make. He now eats blueberries and even my lemon torte is quite popular with my family.
Now back to the star of this post Carrot Cake, as I was hand grating the carrots I kept asking myself why am I doing this again? What’s so special about this? My answer was because I want to! J That’s the only thing that is time consuming in this whole process, after that it was easy kind of like making a muffin, where all the wet ingredients are mixed first, then the dry and lastly combine them together. An odd thing I noticed that my cake looks kind of orangey, I don’t think they are suppose to look like that but then it still taste ok, a bit on the dry side though.
What I love in this age of technology with the variety of social networking within our reach, I was able to contact the author and ask her idea what might have happened. Sure enough she said maybe I overcooked it. Next time I’m going to try this again and try to take it out of the oven few minutes earlier than what I did with this one. Though I forgot to ask her about the cake’s coloring…oh well there is always a next time.
While eating this you can delude yourself by saying that its healthier but then again with the thick luscious duvet of cream cheese frosting I would say not so much but still it taste good!