I like carrot cake. I like a heavy carrot cake with lots of carrot flavor, but no nuts. I especially like cream cheese icing. I know I've said that before, but it is true. I like cream cheese icing and think nothing can taste bad if it has cream cheese icing on it.
Except maybe this cake. Sure, it was impressive looking, with all those layers, but it was too moist, boring, dull and needed more icing for me to like it.
I, however, was in the minority on this one. I gave away big chunks of this cake, and every comment back was highly complimentary. My kids asked for seconds and for cake in their lunches.
Since this was a Tyler Florence recipe, for Tolan's Birthday cake, (I like that name, what a unique name,) it is my selection this week for Tyler Florence Fridays. The recipe comes from Dinner at My House but as usual is available online here.
If anyone else has made this, what do you think? Is it just because I omitted the nuts? Did I mess something up? Did I have too many layers or just not enough icing?