My dad loves carrot cake. Every few years for my parents birthdays … Yes, you read that correctly—my parents were born on the same day two years apart! Anyway, every so often, I surprise them with a homemade carrot cake. This year, I started making the cake, got half way through the recipe, and realized I didn’t have any raisons! A carrot cake without raisons! Can you believe it? Well, it was much too late to head to the store. Or at least, I didn’t want to trek to the 24 hour Giant Eagle. So I started thinking about how to make a carrot cake with a twist. I looked around the cupboard and saw some chocolate chips, pecans and ginger powder. Voila! Why not make a vegan chocolate chip carrot cake?!
I have this saying—good food + good food = good food. It works with basic ingredients as well. The cake was perfectly moist, not too dense, and just sweet enough. It did not disappoint! Both my parents loved it! Why not give this recipe a try the next time you need an ‘inspired’ dessert?
Cheers and happy eating!
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This weekend I traveled back to West Virginia to celebrate my parents’ birthdays. Yes, that’s right – they have the same one! Born the same day, just two years apart. In honor of this occasion, I thought I’d make my dad’s favorite cake, the always moist and creamy, carrot cake.
I had never tried to make a carrot cake before so I decided to look at a few recipes online. I wasn’t in love with what I saw – a lot of recipes with a ton of ingredients, most of which were not in my cupboards. Rather than move onto a different cake, I decided to look at a carrot cake cupcake recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Takeover the World. If you don’t have this book, you should snatch a copy ASAP. It’s my #1 goto recipe book.
What follows is a highly modified version of the cupcake recipe. I added in almond milk, tweaked the ingredient amounts, and added crystalized ginger instead of powder. Everyone seemed to enjoy the end result, and they said it was quite moist and creamy. I will admit, it’s a bit rich, so if you don’t have a real sweet tooth, beware! Please give this recipe a try and let me know what you think.
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First, please let me apologize for the delay between posts. Things have been quite busy around here, and I recently took a small trip to Los Angeles. This is going to be the first of many “catching up” posts with various restaurant reviews. Let’s begin with Flore Vegan Cuisine. Continue reading “Restaurant Review: Flore Vegan Cuisine”