Mmmm, this carrot cake from the Daily Grill was surprisingly delicious! For one thing, I question chains abilities to execute fresh baked goods with skill, care, and fine ingredients, and for another, I noticed an alarming lack of frosting on side. In fact, the back edge of the layers was completely naked!
Normally, cream cheese frosting is the highlight of carrot cake. I love it lathered in the layers, on the side, and with a decorative dollop on top! When I first saw the presentation with lightly whipped cream, sweet glazed pecans, and cinnamon dust, I thought it was lovely. Then I noticed the dearth of side icing and grew completely skeptical.
Wow though, this cake shocked me. Truly, it was phenomenal. The cake was moist and delicious with a perfect balance of spices and flavor. The notable shavings of carrots and zuchinis, along with chopped walnuts and raisins, gave it delightful texture without being too chunky. Since there were five layers of cake, each sandwiched by a layer of frosting, I did not miss the extra serving of it on the side. Additionally, the whipped vanilla cream that was served on top did a wonderful job of adding a cool sweet creaminess to the mix. Mmmmm. Finally, I loved the sweet pecans and enjoyed them with every other bite! This carrot cake was a unanimous home-run at our table. Kudos to the Daily Grill on their 5-Cherry rating!
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