Monday, April 4, 2011

TWD - Coffee Ice Cream Tart - NOT!!!

First, my deepest apologies to Jessica of Domestic Deep Thought of the Day who chose Coffee Ice Cream Tart this week in our TWD group.  I can only say ice cream does not like ME.  I am sure this tart is fabulous as are all of Dorie's creations.  I decided in order to keep baking along with the group, I would do a rewind of a cake that was chosen before I got into the group.  Big Bill's Carrot Cake.   Be SURE to hop over to Jessica's blog and check out the coffee ice cream tart by clicking the link above.

This week my sweet husband celebrates his birthday (number 41 again and again and again - he is stuck on that number for some reason) and since he loves carrot cake it was the perfect choice.  I did make it in a 9x13 pan instead of the traditional layers.

The recipe was really straight forward - nothing hard about it at all.  And let me tell you this is one fabulous carrot cake!!  Look at all those good for you carrots in it!

 The frosting is fabulous.  Cream cheese, confectioner's sugar, butter and a touch of lemon juice.  I think the lemon is what makes it so good.
Then I toasted some coconut to put on top.  Here is the finished product!  Delicious.

 

11 comments:

Anne said...

Your cake is perfect and the frosting looks so pretty. When I made these I tried cupcakes and they were such a huge mess (but your cake is gorgeous!) Great job!

jillbert said...

I like the toasted coconut on top! I've made this cake a couple of times and I think it's fabulous. Great pick for a birthday cake!

Cakelaw said...

LOL - at least 41 is more inventive than 21. Love the cake.

Louanne said...

I've been 35 for 13 years...:)
I haven't made carrot cake in years, and yours looks delicious. Bookmarking to make soon!

Nicole said...

I didn't make this week's tart either! The carrot cake was chosen before I joined the group and I've always wanted to make it, but carrot cake is the specialty of one of my coworkers so I don't want to step on any toes. This cake looks perfect.

Rita said...

I had to go check out that recipe; carrot cake is my Favourite; Dorie's recipe is quite close to mine.I put pecans instead of raisins to satisfy more in my gang. Love the idea of adding toasted coconut on top. Will try thi nex time/
Rita

cindy said...

I joined TWD after Bills Carrot Cake was baked. I think we need many more rewinds.
I do love a good carrot cake--this looks yummy.

Kayte said...

They made this before I joined and I have always wanted to make it, I hope they do a rewind soon so that I can give it a try. Yours looks so good...wish I had a piece of that NOW.

Judy said...

Maybe it should be 42, the answer to all things in the universe. ;)

Shelby said...

Your cake looks yummy! I have made this one several times as Carrot cake is Grumpy's favorite!

Tia said...

i loved this cake when i made it before. great job!