I was always a bit skeptical when I was seeing carrot cake in a menu (or in Starbucks). Should I try it? Should I not? And most of the times I was not. And then I did. And boy, was THAT a revelation! I loved it! The combination of carrots and spices, the cream cheese frosting, the moistness… Everything just worked!
So, when I was planning the baking menu for the weekend I decided to make a carrot cake for the first time. And it turned out exactly as I was hoping it will: soft, moist and delicious!
The carrot cake is a rather simple dessert to make and if you want to impress even more you can bake 2 layers and include frosting in between them.
A few days ago it was Valentine’s day and I’m NOT the type of girl that boycotts the day. But I AM the kind of girl that enjoys sharing sweet treats! And so, the night before V-day, I decided to bake cupcakes for my lab-mates.
Obviously, I wanted each little cake to showcase some of Valentine’s traditions: chocolate, pink, hearts. And the result was delicious! Also, I used fresh strawberries and the frosting had an amazing fruity taste!
Before you start make sure the butter is in room temperature. Preheat the oven at 190ºC (375ºF).