Dense Carrot Cake

Baking By kewaters Updated 20 May 2010 , 2:49pm by Marianna46

kewaters Posted 19 May 2010 , 7:43pm
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I usually make WASC cakes (or the chocolate version). I have a request for a carrot cake. Anyone know what type of pudding to add and be able to maintain the carrot cake flavor??? Thanks in advance!

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prterrell Posted 19 May 2010 , 7:49pm
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Carrot cakes, as Alton Brown explains, are really basically giant muffins. You should not use a variation on the WASC for carrot cake. Make this cake from scratch. It's the only way to get a really good carrot cake (and anyone who says otherwise is dead wrong). Because it's basically a muffin, carrot cake is actually the easiest scratch cake to make.

Here is Alton Brown's recipe:

Here is the recipe from Joy of Baking:

kewaters Posted 19 May 2010 , 7:52pm
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I was thinking I'd have to go that route...thanks for the confirmation and the links! icon_cool.gif

aundron Posted 19 May 2010 , 8:00pm
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Hey Kewaters!! MacsMom has an awesome Carrot Cake recipe that is WASC based (mix based); it is AWESOME!!

I used to do mine from scratch, but I will use this recipe from now on!! Oh, and it uses vanilla pudding, see the link below and HTH icon_smile.gif

kewaters Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:19pm
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OMG! Thanks so much for posting that thread...i can't wait to start trying some of those out!

kewaters Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:24pm
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OMG! Thanks so much for posting that thread...i can't wait to start trying some of those out!

floral1210 Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:34pm
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8 out of 10 requests that I get are for carrot cake. I tried to vary my recipe, and once used Paula Deen's Carrot Cake recipe. Had to throw it out and make my standard. It is definitely a winner. It is on this site...Yummy Carrot Cake from a Mix. Even though it may not fit Alton Brown's definition (really a muffin), it has never, never let me doewn in over 30 carrot cakes so far this year!

Marianna46 Posted 20 May 2010 , 2:49pm
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The tastiest carrot cake I've ever had is the Citrus Carrot Cake in the recipe section here on CC. It's a kind of long scratch recipe, but well worth it!

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