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Mar 14, 2007 03:30 PM

Wouldn't carrot cake be at least as good or even better without carrots... discuss.

I have no use for carrots and wonder why people ruin a perfectly good spice cake by adding carrots.

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  1. I think they add both texture and a flavor that nothing else has. Of course, there's nothing wrong with spice cake.

    1. Hummingbird cake strikes me as being rather like carrot cake without the carrots. No hummingbirds are used either, BTW.

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        1. re: Low Country Jon

          I hate it when their beaks get caught in the roof of my mouth...

        2. Try cooking and mashing the carrots first - it makes a much more delicious cake (it has a bit more substantial texture than just spice cake, and sweeter). But I love just spice cake, too!

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          1. re: Claudette

            That version just sounds like it should be pumpkin cake to me :)

          2. Here is a clue... eat spice cake if you like spice cake and leave the carrot cake to us "wabbits"

            1. Texture and taste make carrot cake better than a spice cake. I'd add zucchini in place of carrot if it were removed.

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              1. re: pescatarian

                I make a muffin with a combination of carrot and zucchini (pineapple and coconut also go in there), I prefer it to either veg on their own.

                1. re: julesrules

                  Hey julesrules- do you think you could post that recipe on the Home Cooking board?

                  1. re: Katie Nell

                    It's an adapted Morning Glory recipe from Allrecipes, think I've posted it before.

                  2. re: julesrules

                    I love it mixed too - especially the coconut - love the coconut.