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Knitting and Carrot Cake.

I've been having an incomprehensible craving for carrot cake for a few days now. First I was blaming the pregnancy for the sudden desire until yesterday when I sat down to continue knitting my Vector scarf and really took a good look at the yarn I was working with.


Just look at it! What does it remind you of? In my opinion it's exactly the color of carrot cake! The colorway is called Goldcrest but I would suggest taking renaming it under serious consideration. (The yarn is Supersoft 100% uld from Holst Garn.)


Carrot cake is on of my all time favorites. I never seem to get bored of it. If I could choose only one cake to eat for the rest of my life carrot cake could very well be it. I usually like frosting more than the cake itself but carrot cake is one of those rare treats that work just fine on their own - it could be served without the frosting just fine - but the combination of those two is unbeatable in my opinion.

I usually use this recipe when I make carrot cake. It really is The BEST Recipe in my opinion. I seldom do the whole recipe though, but do only one third of it instead (that means only one tier) because the whole cake is a bit too much when it's only us two eating it. In case of a party or just plenty of guests the whole recipe really does come necessary, and it is usually a crowd favorite (so not just me). I use melted butter instead of canola oil and add about 1 dl of chopped almonds to the mix. I also use orange flavored cream cheese for the frosting.

As you might already know I'm allergic to wheat and oats so I have to replace them in the recipes somehow. In this case I've noticed that rice flour works the best, so for the third of the recipe I use 2.5 dl (1 cup) of rice flour + add an extra 1 dl of corn starch to give the batter a bit more viscosity. When making the whole cake just multiply that by three ;)

Comments

  1. Wow, how funny, I just cut myself a slice of carrot cake! And that yarn does look just like it. Did you know in Brazil they top it with a chocolate icing instead? It's also very good, although the cream cheese and carrot combination is just too perfect to pass up.

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    1. Oh I didn't know about the Brazilian way. I could see that working as well! Next time I just have to make two: one with cream cheese and the other with chocolate!

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  2. It Look so delicious, and I mean both of them - cake and yarn!

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  3. Thank you for the recipe, carrot cake is one of my favorites!
    Heh- I can totally see how that yarn would make you crave the cake. :)

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  4. knitting and baked goods, a perfect pairing! I adore carrot cake, yours looks delicious.

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    1. knitting and baking are two of my favourite things in the world :)

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