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Great Carrot Cake recipe please!

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Hoping to find a recipe for a really wonderful carrot cake for Mothers Day. Mom definitely prefers something with grated carrots and a lot of real flavor.

Does anyone have a great recipe to share? I'd prfere something that would work as two 9 inch layers or a bundt since these are the only baking pans I own!

Thank you!

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  1. Cooks Illustrated March 2003 has the very Best Carrot cake recipe . Site wont let me send it if you are not a subscriber.

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    1. re: Shaebones

      I love that CI recipe. My husband asks for it every year for his birthday since the issue in 2003.

    2. I am very fond of this easy carrot cake recipe from Bon Appetit (on Epicurious). Very, very moist with a lot of fresh carroty flavor. I think adding the maple syrup to the cream cheese frosting was also a nice touch.

      Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

      1. My favourite is from Southern Living, the buttermilk glaze really makes the cake.

        Link: http://food.southernliving.com/southe...

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        1. re: Middydd

          OMG - this is incredible!! Made it for my husband's birthday & even the non-cake eaters were devouring it! Made a few changes - added some nutmeg (maybe 1/4 t), toasted the walnuts first and added some lemon juice & more sugar to the frosting (to keep the consistency). That buttermilky caramel glaze IS really what makes it - so moist & delicious. Wow! So glad I researched this on CH before anything else - thank you very much!!

        2. If you have muffin tins you can make the carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting recipe from the Barefoot Contessa Parties! I made them for Easter and they were a huge hit. It was a nice alternative to having a cake.

          1. I really like this Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting from Epicurious. You bake it in a 13x9x2 baking dish (not sure if this is what you meant by 9 inch).

            The cake is moist and the frosting oh! so yummy!

            Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...