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Hungry birthday girl seeks tasty carrot cake

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walnuticecream Apr 27, 2010 05:59 PM

I'm not a big fan of birthdays, but I sure am a fan of great cake. My birthday is just around the corner, and I'm on the hunt for the best carrot cake in Boston- all recommendations welcome! The raisinless, walnut-laced, thickly frosted variety is my favorite. Where should I go to celebrate?!

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  1. barleywino RE: walnuticecream Apr 27, 2010 06:07 PM

    Clear Flour in Brookline (might want to call ahead and order one, to be safe)

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      Velda Mae RE: walnuticecream Apr 28, 2010 04:12 AM

      Clear Flour's cake baking schedule is unpredictable so you'd definitely need to call ahead. Their carrot cake is a loaf cake frosted only on the top.

      I like Formaggio's carrot cake. It's round but only a single layer. It has the qualities you describe but I seem to think it might have raisins or crushed pineapple. Formaggio in Cambridge also sells its cake in single-serving squares so you could give it a try before committing to a whole cake.

      If you do an expanded search on this board, probably going back to 1/1/2009 or perhaps even 1/1/2008, you'll find an extensive thread on carrot cake.

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        Allstonian RE: Velda Mae Apr 30, 2010 03:59 AM

        Clear Flour will have carrot cake for Mother's Day weekend, Friday May 7 through Sunday May 9.

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        scubajane RE: walnuticecream Apr 28, 2010 05:44 AM

        Rosie's bakery does a great carrot cake birthday cake...

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          goldbouillon RE: scubajane Apr 28, 2010 10:35 AM

          I second Rosie's. Most carrot cake I've ever consumed in a sitting. Moist, not too dense, lots of carrot, and no raisins, if I remember correctly.

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            lmuller RE: goldbouillon Apr 28, 2010 12:02 PM

            I am generally not a fan of the food here but the Cheesecake factory has a pretty yummy slice of carrot cake. I prefer it to the cheesecake!

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              Spike RE: lmuller Apr 29, 2010 09:58 AM

              Ditto the CF one, but it does have raisins. It was my favorite until I found a recipe that was better (which also uses raisins to keep it moist)...

        2. FinnFPM RE: walnuticecream Apr 29, 2010 09:22 AM

          Whole Foods actually does a really solid carrot cake, if you're into supporting them.

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            acornhunt RE: walnuticecream Apr 29, 2010 09:48 AM

            I had awesome carrot cake at a wedding once, it was from Konditor Meister in Braintree.

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              emilief RE: walnuticecream Apr 29, 2010 12:42 PM

              Quebrada in Wellesley and Cambridge (or Arlington?) makes a delicious carrot cake.

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                bear RE: walnuticecream Apr 29, 2010 12:45 PM

                Flour also makes a nice carrot cake. Happy Birthday!

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                  gyppielou RE: bear Apr 29, 2010 01:35 PM

                  I agree, Flour's is quite decadent.

                2. Deelicious47 RE: walnuticecream Apr 30, 2010 06:21 PM

                  Try Debra's Gourmet Naturals in West Concord. I didn't even know they made cakes, but they made a special one for my friend'd party and it was UNFRIGGINBELIEVABLE. I thought it was all wheat and sugar free, but there was wheat and they used some other alternative sweetener. I have no idea what it was and I am a PASTRY driven hound so I was deelightfully entranced by how delicious it was. Would buy myself an entire cake. Mmm. Happy birthday.

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