Carrot Cake is my new favorite.
To be honest, I didn’t even know I liked it until a couple months ago while shopping at Costco.
I had been prowling thought the aisles, looking for something that I remember as being important, when I stumbled upon a cake samples table. Never one to give up free desserts, I quickly selected one of the neatly displayed cups and hurriedly pushed my cart away to find that oh so important item which I have now forgotten.
It wasn’t until I actually looked down to eat the cake that I noticed that it was not your average chocolate or vanilla. Instead, it was orange, and therefore, carrot cake. Though a bit disappointed not to have a cake flavor I particularly enjoyed, I still ate the small bit of cake.
It tasted good. So good, in fact, that I had to hunt down a recipe online as soon as I got home so I could make more.
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- A pinch salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/6 tsp ginger
- A pinch cloves
- 1 tbsp applesauce (or oil)
- 3 tbsp milk (I used almond)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup shredded carrots
This is how I satisfied my newly found carrot cake craving. With a single serving cake I could make in the microwave.
It was just what I was looking for.
As soon as I took a bite, the carrot cake loving monster in my belly was silenced. It’s good to know that if that crazy monster ever returns, It will only take a couple minutes to, yet again, put it to sleep.