I know I’m a little late with the Carrot Cake recipe, seeing that most people associate it with Easter. I did make it near Easter this year but it was for another special day. It was my Dad’s birthday! His birthday fell on the Saturday of the Easter weekend so I couldn’t post it before then. I wanted a simple, moist carrot cake recipe and I knew I wanted to add some cinnamon to the basic cream cheese frosting.
Although this cake turned out great, I can’t say that about the first recipe I tried. That one ended up in the compost bin! It was way too oily and it tasted like baking soda – yuck!
This recipe still used oil, which you need for moisture, but it was the perfect amount. I knew that it would probably turn out since most recipes from this website are “Tested ’till Perfect”, although this recipe was a reader’s recipe.
I didn’t really ask my dad what his favorite cake was, but it was Easter and I was craving a Carrot Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, so that’s what he got! It was mostly for him and little bit for me. If I’m baking it I get to have a little bit of a say, don’t I?!
*The picture below is what my kitchen looked like after I made this cake. My husband always laughs at me and says I should have called my blog “The Messy Baker”! Sorry honey, there’s already a blog by that name. Besides, I always clean up after myself and he always gets the sweet treats to eat!