I have to tell you that I LOVE my carrot cake, this recipe is based off my Christmas cake recipe which we all know is pretty awesome, this is not just in my opinion but the many readers who mailed me with rave reviews. Christmas cake for Christmas and carrot cake which is ideal for bringing out with coffee and tea on Easter Sunday when the celebrations are drawing to a close.
Depending on how I’m feeling/pantry supplies or who is going to be eating it really determines my icing choice. On some occasions it is may be cream cheese for a more traditional version, then for a diary-free option I prefer to use coconut cream. That being said, no topping is also a good option which I often do when I’m not baking for entertaining.
Just off the topic of my cake recipe I feel that I need to mention a rather sensitive issue that I have (and in fact most bloggers) about sharing of recipes. I honestly don’t have a problem with readers posting pictures, in fact I love it, and I really thrive on seeing the amazing changes and different things that can be done to my recipes, be it to improve them or as a pantry alternative. What I’d like to ask though, is please keep posting pictures and comments but simply send me an email asking permission to share my recipes. I spend many hours working on these recipes to perfect them and it is obviously important to me to keep control over where and who posts them. I often find variations online and even worse, a cut and paste on social media without any linking back to my original recipe. I understand that once I post the recipes, they are out there for public use, but we should still have a sense of propriety when sharing recipes – rant over, I really do hope you enjoy this recipe of mine!