Earlier this Saturday, my buddies Cecilia and Julia came to my condo for any cook book social gathering. Each of us decided on a couple of recipes from Barefoot Contessa's Foolproof . Coupled with a couple of appetizers and three wine bottles, this switched to be another fun evening with higher buddies.
For just one of my recipes, I made Ina Garten's Carrot Cake with Ginger root Mascarpone Frosting. Since I adopted the directions exactly I am not likely to retype it: you'll find the recipe here .
Among the most difficult things relating to this cake was grating one pound of carrots by hands. I had been enticed to utilize a mixer, but Ina stated it might result in the cake too wet. and who'd want that?
Although I have never baked a carrot cake, I have had them previously. Things I loved relating to this recipe was it wasn't heavy within the spice department. The only real spice, actually, that Ina used was cinnamon. Apart from that, it had been a fundamental recipe with carrots, walnuts, raisins and vanilla.
I suggest you use golden raisins!
The wedding cake was baked in 2 separate pans and needed to be completely cooled prior to being iced. My entire condo smelled amazing!
The icing was incredible: mascarpone, cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and crystallized ginger root! I truly loved adding crystallized ginger root for the texture and also the flavor.
The wedding cake only got the icing among the layers and on the top. I loved it looked rustic and never picky. Obviously you can make yours look a little more perfect. why?
And today for that taste: the wedding cake was incredibly moist and tender. The icing was creamy and never too sweet. Make certain you aren't left in your own home on your own with this particular cake or you'll eat everything! I had been certain to share this with my buddies )
Along with a couple of shots from various sides )
Make certain to return because I'll be discussing three other recipes I produced from Foolproof. I certainly recommend this book! I am happy I got myself it after i saw Ina Garten in Electricity!
Mimi Holtz stated.
I really like the thought of the cook book social gathering! Since my children are departing, maybe I'll start doing by using buddies. I'm sure my hubby would like to assist with the eating!
Your cake looks scrumptious. makes me wish I'd planned to create carrot cake for Easter time.
That icing sounds amazing!!
It so totally was. I'm just a little sad I didn't freeze a couple of slices of cake but gave the leftovers to buddies rather.
Exactly what a great site! I wish to get this to cake for a cocktail party tomorrow however i don't possess a paddle attachment (?) or perhaps understand what that's - to help make the frosting. can one only use a handmixer?
I don't possess a stand mixer, and so i used my hands one also it labored perfectly well. Result in the cake: you'll like it.
Allow me to read your comments once you give it a try.
I made the wedding cake also it was the hit from the party! People talked about it and stated it had been the very best carrot cake they'd ever endured - then your fight over leftovers started. As somebody who never bakes (I needed to buy cake pans to create this) - it had been very rewarding!
If only I possibly could go ahead and take credit, however it's all Ina.
SOOOO glad it had been a millionaire: now If only I'd a slice from it.