So, how was everyone’s weekend!? How excited are we that it’s Monday?! I for one am not excited that it is Monday, but I am super excited to share this easy and moist carrot cake with you! It is everything you crave in a carrot cake, with a little bit of crunch and a whole lot of sweetness. I know it’s true that many find carrot cake a very grandmotherly kind of cake, but it is by far one of my favorites. Not only is this recipe super duper easy, but it is ready in under an hour. It really is the best of the best!
So, about our weekend: we had a great one actually. Zach, being the boy that he is, got himself a tap system for tapping beer. Oh, boys. I love beer. We all should know this by now, but one thing is for sure, I do not like kegerators.
Well, let’s backtrack a second. I don’t MIND a kegerator, but I do mind it sitting in my kitchen. Therefore it is is the basement, and this, I can deal with. We want to eventually have some kind of “bar” in the basement, but that will be down the road … a long, long way down the road, since our living room still doesn’t have drapes and our kitchen still doesn’t have a backsplash. Priorities.
This is how we spent our Friday night (Halloween): with food from a local BBQ joint, TV and beer freshly poured from a brand new keg.
Let’s just say that he was like a kid in a candy store.
Sunday was the big day this weekend, and this is when I whipped up this easy and moist carrot cake. We had a mock Thanksgiving. If you are wondering why we put ourselves through the torture of preparing Thanksgiving on our own TWICE, well there are a couple of reasons! First of all, you guys! I have been slacking lately. I didn’t want to even think about Thanksgiving recipes until Halloween passed, and because I’m kind of an obsessive planner I like to have tried the meals first before I actually make the real deal! You know, so I can work out all of the kinks!
It’s weird. I know.
The day went pretty smoothly, except for some minor mishaps. I may have dropped an entire carton of eggs on the floor (every single one of them breaking). I knocked a whole container of chicken stock onto, you guessed it, the flour. I then dropped the first batch of my batter for this carrot cake all over my cleanly mopped, yup, floor. In my defense, the bottom of the springform pan fell out. What a disaster!
Someone should have told me NOT to mop before preparing this dinner.
Other than these mini ordeals, everything went great. I have a whole gaggle of Thanksgiving-inspired recipes ready to hit the internet waves, and I’m pretty darn excited about it.
*Note* Not to sure why I’ve decided to start using the word “gaggle.” *End Note*
The cake is pretty self-explanatory. I’ve mentioned before that I have a very difficult time baking cakes at altitude. I’m not sure why I can not grasp this skill. I mean I’ve lived here for quite a few years now! I never have any problems with this moist carrot cake though. It comes out perfectly each and every time. The recipe is below, so check it out, and make it for Thanksgiving. It’s what all of the cool kids are doing.