Well, I wasn't sure I could pull this off, working all weekend at Starbucks, and finding time to bake, but I made it! "It" being the recipe for our Sweet Melissa Sunday group. The recipe being Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. Chosen by Julie of Little Bit of Everything. Julie was one of my first followers and I keep up with her blog. I was excited to see her choice. I haven't met a carrot cake yet I didn't like. Some I have liked more than others. :) Please stop by Julie's blog to see what she thought of this cake and to get the recipe to try it for yourself. She has made some changes to her header and it's so pretty! You can tell her Susan sent you. :)
So. about this cake. I baked the cake Saturday night, after dinner, after work. Left it on the counter to cool overnight and frosted it tonight after work. I decided to only bake 1/2 the recipe and to bake it in my 6 inch cake pans. My hubby isn't a carrot cake person, and I sure don't need an 8 inch round two layer cake sitting in my fridge calling to me late at night. "Hello...I'm in here...come cut a slice...you know you want to..." You know how it goes, right? And, I didn't want to skip this week because I missed last week. So, I made it happen.
I didn't make the cream cheese icing because I actually had some cream cheese icing left over from another project. And it turned out to be just enough. I usually tort my cake layers, but, while I had enough frosting to ice the sides and tops, there was only enough to fill between one layer, not three. Had I baked the full size cake I would have torted it and made more icing. But, I didn't, so, I didn't. :)
If you want, slide by SMS and see what the other bakers thought of this cake. And, next week? It's my turn to pick!!! I hope you will come back then and see what I've baked up. :)