I believe I mentioned in my last carrot cake post that I am testing recipes for a party at my mom’s work. This last week my goal was to make two cakes (trying to get a bit ahead in preparation for Elseth Jr.) and so after the white chocolate rhubarb cake I decided I should test out another carrot cake recipe. This one I made from my Vintage Cakes book.
The last recipe I found on Allrecipes.com, with over 3,000 ratings and a total of 4.5 stars. That is a seriously good rating, and it did turn out delicious. However, this one only recommended itself from being in my Vintage Cakes recipe book and I believe it far outshines the best one on Allrecipes. If you’re curious about such a statement (especially if you love carrot cake), you will just have to buy the book and try it for yourself. 🙂
At Right about this moment, there was a sudden emergency. I happened to look up and noticed a fire in the kitchen! I glanced up and said, “Fire!” just as the smoke alarm was going off. It took us all a moment to react properly, but there were huge flames coming out of their toaster in the kitchen, right underneath their cabinets! We learned that one should not put matzah in the toaster. Just in case you were about to try that out, think again – it was the cause of this crazy fire experience. We are glad the smoke alarm works, and that we were all present to do something about it. It took quite a bit to put those flames out, and thankfully there were 4 men in the room to attend to this fire, rather than a pregnant lady and a future grandma with her arm in a sling. Once it was all taken care of we opened all the windows to let the smoke out and resumed the cake-cutting, which was a good reward for the hard work of putting out a fire 🙂
I should mention that only the toaster is, well, toast. The cabinets are fine although there might be a black spot beneath one of them, but no one was harmed.
It was so airy and flavorful, I think it might be the best carrot cake I’ve ever tasted! I certainly liked it better than the Allrecipes one, and that one was very delicious indeed. We shall see what my mom’s classroom thinks, they liked the opposite of what Ian and I preferred of the last cake-frosting combo we gave them. But this is definitely one of my favorites so far. 🙂