I am a bit late in posting this, but for our most recent supper club, I decided to do something I don’t typically like to do – make a cake! I haven’t made a cake since working at the Kennedy Center last summer, so I was a bit out of practice, but surprisingly it came out looking pretty good!
I had it in my head that I wanted to make the carrot cake recipe that we learned in school – it is a White House recipe, and I remember it was one of the best carrot cakes that I had tasted. I really like this recipe because it uses crushed pineapple, sort of making it more like a hummingbird cake. I baked two 8-inch cakes and made an enormous batch of cream cheese frosting. I sandwiched the two cakes together and then spread a thin layer of icing all around the top and sides. Next, I came back with a star tip on my piping bag and piped messy rosettes all over the cake to complete the look.
Everyone enjoyed the cake, and there was hardly any left at the end of the night – someone may or may not have licked up all of the frosting left on the cake plate afterward too (and it actually wasn’t me this time!).
I was working on a shower that weekend too, so with the rest of the batter I made mini-cupcakes and frosted them with a kiss of cream cheese frosting too.
With delicious results like this, maybe I won’t wait so long before making a cake again!