The humble carrot cake has a special place in my heart. You see not so long ago my boyfriend and a good friend of ours boldly challenged one another to a carrot cake bake-off. There were no real rules, just criteria against which the cakes were to be judged; taste, texture, appearance and originality. A date was set and a whole lot of smack-talk ensued.
As the day drew nearer Nick and I would find ourselves deep in discussion. Should he take the conservative approach and bake a classic cake or should he throw caution to the wind and bake a cake that breaks from tradition and challenges the convention?
Strangely for Nick he took the conservative approach (he’s not the world’s most conservative chap) and his efforts paid off as his cake won the votes of the judging panel on the day. If only by a narrow margin!
This cake is my adaption of Nick’s prize-winner. Hopefully you’ll find it just as good as the judges did!