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Carrot Cake

rep123max Apr 27, 2009 04:33 PM

Any favorites on where to get a great piece of carrot cake? I'm not into cupcakes, so that rules out the thousands of carrot cake cupcakes I find everywhere. I've never tried the one at Modern Pastry because I've been turned off by the iced carrot and from looks, I prefer I higher cake to frosting ratio. My favorite carrot cake is from The Palm, but I'd like to try other ones. I've had the one at Mike's and was not impressed.


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    lergnom RE: rep123max Apr 27, 2009 07:45 PM

    Rosie's Bakery in Chestnut Hill makes what most people think of as a very good carrot cake.

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      bear RE: rep123max Apr 28, 2009 03:34 AM

      Flour makes a decent carrot cake. Just had a piece last week.

      Flour Bakery + Cafe
      1595 Washington St, Boston, MA

      Flour Bakery + Cafe
      12 Farnsworth St, Boston, MA

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        rebs RE: bear May 5, 2009 10:19 AM

        I second Flour. Though I think their carrot cake is MUCH better than "decent". I brought a whole carrot cake to Easter Sunday once and everyone thought they had died and gone to heaven.

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        emilief RE: rep123max Apr 28, 2009 09:28 AM

        Quebrada Bakery in Wellesley and Somerville (or is it Camridge??) makes an excellent carrot cake.

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          Utahinboston RE: rep123max Apr 28, 2009 09:59 PM

          Tried the carrot cake at Sel De La Terre the other night, in lieu of frosting they topped it with a toasted coconut & something ice cream. Utterly delicious.

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            makonna RE: rep123max May 4, 2009 06:06 PM

            Try Konditor Meister. It's my favorite one. Even had it at my wedding. :)

            1. finlero RE: rep123max May 4, 2009 06:12 PM

              A couple of additional ideas in this thread from 2007:


              I've since tried a slice from Pemberton Farms in North Cambridge (thanks, gini!), and think it's about the best I've had away from home.

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                gini RE: finlero May 22, 2009 08:35 AM

                You just had to bring it up, huh? Now I have to go buy some. Thanks a lot.

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                  finlero RE: gini May 22, 2009 08:38 AM

                  You go away for months, you don't write, you don't call, and now you bring the attitude? :) Glad you're still alive and chowing -- I saved you a slice.

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                catsmeow RE: rep123max May 5, 2009 05:44 AM

                Cheesecake Factory has carrot cake entwined with swirls of cheese cake that is sinful!

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                  Velda Mae RE: rep123max May 5, 2009 08:40 AM

                  I like the carrot cake squares at Formaggio in Cambridge. They're about $2 and have a thin layer of cream cheese frosting.

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                    teezeetoo RE: Velda Mae May 5, 2009 10:08 AM

                    used to love Alden Merrills (long gone) - like Pemberton Farms, Rosies and Sweet Tooth in South Boston - one of the few things I don't like at Party Favor

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                      wonderwoman RE: teezeetoo May 5, 2009 11:08 AM

                      alden merrill's had the BEST carrot cake. i think they're still in business. a while back market basket advertised am's carrot cake, but only at the stores with in-house bakeries, which unfortunately let's out the somerville store where i shop.

                      but pemberton farms' is pretty close.

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                        JoJo5 RE: teezeetoo May 8, 2009 09:26 AM

                        Last week I drove to the Woburn Market Basket just for Alden Merrill's carrot loaf cake. It was as delicious as i remember from when there was an A.M. store here in Newton Center years ago. Frankly, it was worth the drive. They have larger A.M. cakes in a variety of other flavors too. Market Basket features A.M. cakes only in those stores with an in-house bakery. Loaf cakes are still a very affordable $4.50 each. Yum!

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                      homecookparties RE: rep123max May 5, 2009 11:33 AM

                      The Ashmont Grill in Dorchester has the most delicious carrot cake that I have ever had. It is so good that I travel from the north of town just for this yummy piece of cake. Great food, fun atmosphere, and tasty cocktails as well.

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                        joebloe RE: homecookparties May 5, 2009 12:18 PM

                        Lambert's have very good carrot cake for $1.69 a big slice.

                      2. alysiab RE: rep123max May 7, 2009 12:54 PM

                        best carrot cake hands down is the giant sheetcake at Costco!!

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                          headbroad RE: rep123max May 7, 2009 07:57 PM

                          If you want to bake one, the Cook's Illustrated "The Best New Recipe" has a great carrot cake.

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                            catsmeow RE: headbroad May 8, 2009 10:53 AM

                            I use to frequent the Coolidge Corner Alden Merrills for all of my cakes. A friend of mine told me they have a factory store in Newburyport. I haven't been yet.

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