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Best Carrot Cake

LRS Aug 31, 2007 03:22 PM

Where can I buy the best carrot cake in the city? Is the Two Little Red Hens' one amazing?

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    digitalburro RE: LRS Aug 31, 2007 03:46 PM

    I've only had Two Little Red Hens' carrot cake cupcake, but if that's any indication, they make an outstanding carrot cake

    1. bigjeff RE: LRS Aug 31, 2007 04:29 PM

      if you want wholesale-ish, try the carrot cake at Umanoff and Parsons; available at fairway I think, but I usually go right to the bakery on Greenwich street and Watts, in Tribeca. incredibly rich and moist, love their carrot cake (and their other stuff as well; tarts are a standout, the chocolate mud cake is too intense, but if you're into it, it's excellent).

      1. LNG212 RE: LRS Aug 31, 2007 04:43 PM

        My friend always buys the carrot cake from Fresh Direct and brings it to our picnics in the park. I'm not a huge carrot cake fan, but this one is really good and the icing is lovely without being overwhelming.

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          chandler212 RE: LNG212 Jun 8, 2008 10:33 AM

          My wife bought this carrot cake on Friday. It was too dry for my taste, but the icing was good. I have to think there is better in Manhattan.

        2. gurmanda RE: LRS Aug 31, 2007 09:02 PM

          Does anyone know if Two Little Red Hen's carrot cake is better than BlackHound's?

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            Lucia RE: LRS Aug 31, 2007 10:05 PM

            Billy's Bakery

            Billy's Bakery
            184 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

            1. LeahBaila RE: LRS Sep 1, 2007 05:49 AM

              Believe it or not, Murray's Cheese makes a great carrot cake.

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                LRS RE: LeahBaila Sep 1, 2007 08:31 AM

                Is Murray's Moisty with walnuts? Is it it better than Blackhound's or TLRH's?

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                  LeahBaila RE: LRS Sep 1, 2007 08:34 AM

                  Haven't had it from the other two bakeries, but Murray's is very moist and perfect. They also make an AMAZING lemon cake.

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                    LRS RE: LeahBaila Sep 1, 2007 09:40 AM

                    do they have walnuts?

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                      LeahBaila RE: LRS Sep 1, 2007 11:44 AM

                      I don't recall...I would assume yes, but I don't want to assume wrong.

              2. anhdeluxe RE: LRS Sep 2, 2007 08:18 AM

                Tonnie's Minis in the village - 3rd and Macdougal. You also might want to check out Make My Cake in Harlem.

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                  PhishFoodie RE: LRS Sep 5, 2007 09:49 AM

                  in the whole city, i'd say Lloyd's in the bronx/ riverdale.... i'm not so mucha carrot cake fan, but i love theirs

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                    12rocket RE: LRS Jun 6, 2008 11:23 AM

                    You want the best go to Carrot top bakery on upper Broadway around 165th st . cakes made on premise ... the owner buys her carrots from a certain place because she says certain parts of the country produce sweeter carrots 20yrs in busn. they should know and the frosting is great a little expensive but top in the city

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                      i_eat_a_lot_of_ice_cream RE: 12rocket Jun 6, 2008 12:43 PM

                      Yes, yes, yes!!! I totally agree about Carrot Top. I bought one about 2 weeks ago to bring to a party and it was a huge hit. Amazing, and it traveled extremely well too. The regular size feeds 10-12 and is under $30. The cake is perfect and the frosting... mmmmmmm.

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                      Rasher RE: LRS Jun 6, 2008 12:06 PM

                      On the completely unexpected side, Hot and Crusty Bakery on Broadway in the high 80s does a great carrot cake, and probably cheaper than a lot of bakeries.

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                          melenyrdd RE: LRS Jun 8, 2008 08:41 AM

                          I agree with the carrot top rec, its delicious.

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