Carrot Cake and Shapes

OK, I think I am becoming obsessional about the shape of cakes! Maybe there are several solutions to the ‘problem’ of the ideal shape for a Carrot Cake! Delia Smith makes round cakes, cupcakes, and loaf cakes with the same recipe, depending on the occasion, so why am I fussing?

Lemon Drizzle Cake from BBC Good Food
Lemon Drizzle Cake from BBC Good Food

Eat Your Book  currently has 1,176 recipes for Carrot Cake, and the number increases daily. At least two friends have chosen the cake so I need to find/develop/tweak a second recipe for The Cake Book. And then there is the gluten-free issue and look at the cake above! A round cake, with filling and icing, and gluten-free!

And then there is decoration? Or none? Isn’t this beautiful? And these are real carrots – I had thought of marzipan, but this is better, and the cake won’t need a label! I could use my original recipe, with lemon glace glazing and these carrots, and a loaf shape

Real, caramelised carrots on Carrot Cake
Real, caramelised carrots on Carrot Cake
Loaf shape for Carrot Cake with lemon glace glazing
Loaf shape for Carrot Cake with lemon glace glazing

And here are small Carrot Cakes (with ground almonds) which are simply decorated with icing sugar, emphasing the shape of the cake – and my silicone moulds would be very suitable for this!

Small Carrot Cakes
Small Carrot Cakes, dusted with icing sugar
Silicone Cake Moulds
Silicone Cake Moulds

Now I need three Friends!

2 Comments

  1. So many dilemmas! I think that’s one of the joys of cake baking now, there are so many different ways of presenting them. When I started out, I had a 7 in square tin and that was the only shape cakes were for many years. Your little bundt carrot cake is so very cute.

    1. Thank you! I have admired your blog for some time, and the Chocolate Challenges, and this month I am hoping to take the plunge and enter.

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