Do You Use Macsmom's Carrot Cake Recipe?

Baking By CiNoRi Updated 15 Apr 2012 , 6:12pm by CiNoRi

CiNoRi Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 1:20pm
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Hi all,

Macsmom has 2 recipes listed in her "Gourmet recipes" list. I have reached out to her but I thought I would ask here as well.

Do you use ever of these? Ideally I want to use her recipe with some of the additions but do you know if either of these are sturdy for stacking and carving (like the WASC original)?

Thanks so much

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AnnieCahill Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 1:37pm
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Erica, I haven't used them but I can imagine carving would be tough. Stacking would be no problem. Something of interest...a member on here a while back, who is strictly a scratch baker, said that the Duncan Hines Premium (I think that's what it's called) mix has a carrot version which is quite good. You could probably make the modifications just like a regular WASC with the sour cream and sugar and stuff.

ptanyer Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 1:49pm
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The new Duncan Hines Premium carrot cake mix is a really, really good cake. Very moist, flavorful and so very much like a scratch cake mix. I have tried many carrot cake recipes and have always been disappointed, but this one is one I will use. I haven't tried it any other way but as directed on the package since I just tried it last weekend for our personal cake for Easter dinner, but will keep reading this topic to see what others sayicon_smile.gif

CiNoRi Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 1:53pm
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Luckily my carving need is rather simple, nothing intricate. I also plan to leave out things like raisins and nuts to help with the carving, and when adding carrots and such ill make sure the pieces are very small. I think I just need a good sturdy cake to withstand th wait of the fondant and added details

ptanyer Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 2:18pm
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The Duncan Hines mix has carrots and raisins in a pouch mixed together after soaking them in water as part of the recipe. I would imagine that you could pick the raisins out, but the raisins are soft after baking, so don't think the raisins would cause a problem with carving, because there aren't a lot of themicon_smile.gif. But if you wanted to add nuts you could put then through a food processor and chop them fairly fine. Shouldn't be a problem. Hope that helps icon_smile.gif

jem2131 Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 2:59pm
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I actually tried her carrot cake recipe and carved a skate board ramp with it. I had to issues at all. It was pretty dense !!!

CiNoRi Posted 15 Apr 2012 , 6:12pm
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Originally Posted by jem2131

I actually tried her carrot cake recipe and carved a skate board ramp with it. I had to issues at all. It was pretty dense !!!

Awesome! good to hear someone has has good luck with it! I LOVE her recipes!!!!!!

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