Thursday, December 8, 2011

Carrot Cake for Mark's birthday


It is my boss Mark's birthday today.  Happy birthday Mark!

Because Mark is out of the office today, we celebrated his birthday with him at our office yesterday by taking him to lunch, giving him a pressie, and by sharing some birthday cake.  The birthday cake was made by moi.  It was Carrot Cake from Allyson Gofton's Bake.  The recipe is online here.




The cake turned out beautiful and golden inside and out.  It is quite a sturdy cake, so is ideal for travelling (eg to a party or picnic).  There are walnuts and no raisins in this version of carrot cake. 

The only change I made was to the icing by mixing in around 4 cups of icing sugar, as I found that Allyson's icing tasted like licking a block of cream cheese, even with the honey and lemon juice.

I decorated my cake simply with walnut halves.

Happy birthday Mark!

7 comments:

Johanna GGG said...

lovely cake - I suspect I would like the icing with just a little more honey as I find icing too sweet - but I know others love it sweet - and for a birthday you want to go over the top rather than restrained

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

What a lucky boss to get a cake baked by you for his birthday! :D A raise is in order ;)

Happy Cook / Finla said...

Wowo i wish someone baked for my b'day like you do :-) Yummy cake.

yummychunklet said...

Love the look of that glaze!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I love carrot cake..I bet he enjoyed it. I will definitely try this because I like sturdy carrot cakes..too often they fall apart on me ;(

Lauren said...

I'm definitely a fan of carrot cake, but I've never made it myself. I can imagine it would be delightful with a lemony icing.

Elaine said...

Mmm...I love carrot cake and will have to try out the recipe.