Banana, Carrot and Strawberry Cakes

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Piece of Carrot Cake

If you need an excuse to bake a carrot cake, this carrot cake needs you! The tasting panel chose it in a side-by-side comparison to another recipe, but I’d like to hear from another baker. The recipe appears similar to other carrot cakes, but the texture is tight crumbed and light and the cake is […]


Published on April 12, 2014
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Strawberry Layer Cake

If you’re in the mood to bake a strawberry cake, here’s a scratch recipe flavored with 2 cups of pureed strawberries and a dash of strawberry extract. It’s a nice change from the popular doctored cake mix versions made with white cake mix and strawberry gelatin. It doesn’t have that same hot pink color, …


Published on February 26, 2014
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A Less Sweet Carrot Cake

by on November 26, 2013 · 3 comments


If you love carrot cake but lean towards the less sweet versions, here’s one I recommend. Baked in a 9 inch pan, it’s a smaller cake; and proportionately, it has a bit less sugar than some of the most popular recipes. This cake also has a lot of add-ins including coconut, nuts and pineapple which […]


Published on November 26, 2013
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Our annual trip to Disney World was one of the best yet. The crowds were fairly light, weather was tolerable (then again, we are from Texas), and some new restaurants were added to our list of favorites. I’ll show you my list if you post yours, but first I want to tell you about one […]


Published on August 27, 2013
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New Favorite Carrot Cupcake

by on April 3, 2013 · 10 comments

Carrot Cupcakes

I thought I’d be testing carrot cupcakes all week, but thanks to Sue and The Silver Palate Cookbook, the search has ended.  Sorry in advance to Todd’s coworkers who have been enjoying the carrot cake tests, but I promise I will send in some of these.  They’re brownish in color rather than bright orange, sweet […]


Published on April 3, 2013
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Basic Carrot Cupcake

I’m still on the hunt for the perfect carrot cupcake; specifically, one that will make me stop looking. Who knows? That may be impossible, but I’m having fun in the process! My ideal carrot cupcake is sweet, but not cloying so; dense rather that light, because I like a good dense carrot cake; and stuffed […]


Published on March 31, 2013
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Cake in a Pie Crust

by on January 26, 2013 · 8 comments

I wasn’t in the mood to bake pie on National Pie Day, but I had a partially wrapped unbaked frozen pie crust (it was from a two pack) in the freezer that needed to be used.  Hilah at Hilah’s Cooking had recently recommended a carrot cake, so I decided to try baking half of Hilah’s […]


Published on January 26, 2013
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Very Moist Carrot Cupcakes

by on February 26, 2012 · 9 comments

Carrot Cupcake with an Easter Chick

On Friday I posted an adapted version of the “Best Ever Carrot Cake”. I liked it because it was dark (more brown than orange), had lots of pineapple, and was dense and moist without being soggy. The additional step of roasting the shredded carrot before adding them to the batter made the carrots less […]


Published on February 26, 2012