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Feb 7, 2012 12:57 PM

Best carrot cake

I am about 4 months pregnant and i have been craving really good carrot cake with good cream cheese based frosting. Any recommended bakery? It doesn't matter where as I am going to send my husand as long as it's within 5 miles

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  1. for what it's worth, Milk Bar just came out with their carrot cake and carrot cake truffles on Feb. 1. i haven't had the cake yet this year, but it has been good in the past. i know the board hates it, but Cafe Lalo serves a decent version.

    Cafe Lalo
    201 W 83rd St, New York, NY 10024

    Momofuku Milk Bar
    251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: coasts

      i had the Milk Bar carrot cake truffles for the second time this season earlier today and i can't recommend them. they seem to be lacking any distinct flavor that would be identified with carrot cake. the texture was all wrong today - much more dense than they had been before. hope they get it worked out. i already miss the apple pie cake truffles of winter.

      Momofuku Milk Bar
      251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

      1. re: coasts

        Thanks for the update! I was going to try it this week.

    2. Here's a carrot cake tasting by Serious Eats that might help:

      1. Billy's bakery in Tribeca has great carrot cake

        Billy's Bakery
        75 Franklin St, New York, NY 10013

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        1. re: foodwhisperer

          Thanks, will try both the Billy's bakery and Amy's bakery. Actually I just read one of the fashion designers featured in Elle Decor magazine recommended the carrot cake from Billy's bakery.

        2. Does anyone know of a good carrot cake without cream cheese icing?