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Carrot Cake with Really Yummy Cream Cheese Frosting!!

Briek Oct 31, 2006 01:15 AM

Anyone know where I can buy a great carrot cake for a friend's birthday?

Thanks in advance!

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    Lucia RE: Briek Oct 31, 2006 06:43 PM

    While I haven't had the carrot cake at either place, I've always enjoyed the cakes at Billy's and Amy's.

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      keg72 RE: Briek Nov 1, 2006 12:54 PM

      The very best carrot I've ever had is Lloyd's which is in the Bronx on the road that borders the west side of Van Cortlandt Park. The place is called, simply, Lloyd's Carrot Cake, and I understand that they also have a Harlem location. The place in the Bronx is a hole-in-the-wall, but apparently they provide their cakes to all sorts of restaurants, hotels and caterers. You can't go wrong with their cake!!

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        Striver RE: keg72 Nov 1, 2006 03:20 PM

        That road is Broadway, and Lloyd's, which deserves its reputation, is just north of 242nd Street, the last stop on the #1 line, and near the Broadway exit off the Henry Hudson. I think the Harlem location is on 115th around Lenox, but I'm not sure.

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          Briek RE: Striver Nov 1, 2006 04:34 PM

          Do you know if it's necessary to pre-order one of the cakes - or do they just have a lot of them in stock? Thank you.

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            Striver RE: Briek Nov 1, 2006 05:53 PM

            Lloyd's has carrot cakes on hand, but I suggest you call to insure that the size you want is ready when you want it (the Bronx number is 718-548-9020).

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        was_bk RE: Briek Nov 1, 2006 01:35 PM

        If you're looking further downtown, I recommend Black Hound's carrot cake. (@12th & 2nd)

        It's got great cc icing and a richer, maybe even more complex flavor than the norm. they also have individual size cakes so you could always try that before you buy a regulation size cake.

        btw, I've never had Lloyd's, though I've always wanted to try it.

        1. a_and_w RE: Briek Nov 1, 2006 04:05 PM

          I like Amy's Bread. Little Pie Co. does a nice version, too.

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            Sharon RE: Briek Nov 1, 2006 05:17 PM

            Carrot Top in Washington Heights. Located on Broadway and about 165th St. or so.

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              JacquelineT RE: Briek Nov 1, 2006 07:48 PM

              The BEST carrot cake - moist, chock full of carrots and nuts, slathered with creamcheese frosting - is from Buttercup Bakery. It is delicious and they give extremely generous slices!

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                jenniebnyc RE: JacquelineT Nov 1, 2006 10:50 PM

                i agree
                their cakes are more moist than their cupcakes

              2. Ljubitca RE: Briek Mar 8, 2007 07:13 PM

                I love the carrot cake at Spring Street Natural.

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                  cbw RE: Briek Mar 9, 2007 07:08 AM

                  I didn't like the carrot cake at Blackhound Bakery. I thought it was dry and too many nuts. I haven't had the cake at the Little Pie Co. but have had the carrot cake cupcakes and they are delicious. moist, light, the cream cheese frosting is not hard. mmmm good.

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                    LA1PP RE: Briek Mar 9, 2007 09:30 AM

                    The Cakeman Raven in Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, makes an awesome carrot cake

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