Three-Layered Carrot Cake
Total TimePrep: 1 hour + cooling Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Ok this is a real review..it has been made and eaten. We liked this cake. It's much lighter than those heavy pineapple versions. I remember my mom making 2 types..Love orange juice version as well. . It was moist and easy on the stomach. Since I'm not a cream cheese frosting fan. I added whip cream ..you can also use mascarpone cheese to either and it will be great. The recipe with the egg whites is a bit on the challenging side; Hence have someone needs to whip up the egg whites.. so they don't fall and loose their purpose. My kitchen is big but counter space makes it hard for me to keep things close. I used fresh thyme ) and I was missing the spices..so added cinnamon and clove. My major concern to have it rise ..The first time I made this I believe I added baking powder to the recipe. ( similar recipe elsewhere had both) . This 2nd time I'm making it ..I forgot ..and I'm not seeing a better rise ..plus my egg whites started to fall. I don't have square pans ..so I opted for 11 x 9. Also if using paper liner,. the brown one doesn't need extra grease; unless your flouring it-another mistake, as it keeps the cake from climbing. I say make this. it's enjoyable for sure and like me ..make it your own with the spices and frosting.
My husband loves carrot cake but not the frosting too much, hope he will at least try it, it looks so good. Thanks for the recipe!!!!
Thank you for posting this recipe. I have been looking for a carrot cake recipe that has orange juice in it. I bought a mix one time and you had to add orange juice and it was the best carrot cake ever. Can't wait to make this. I gave it 5 stars without making it, as I know this is a very similar recipe. So happy to have finally found it.