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Feb 25, 2014 07:03 PM

Best Carrot Cake for a Birthday

Need a carrot cake for husband's and daughter's joint birthday. Bonus points for Greenwich Village area, and extra bonus points for not-cloyingly sweet (or gritty) icing.
I would be willing to go out of the Village, but would prefer to keep it in Manhattan or nearby Brooklyn.

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  1. Billy's carrot cake is amazing.

    5 Replies
    1. re: coasts

      Thanks, coasts. I think Billy's it will be.
      I would love to hear from others as, well. I hear Lloyd's carrot cake is very good, but it's not anywhere near me.
      Thanks, again

      1. re: coasts

        I did a blind test between billy's and mine and everyone voted for my carrot cake.

        1. re: Monica

          Well, I'd love to get your recipe, then.
          Could you share it?

          1. re: bxgirl


            the best tasting carrot cake in the world..=
            )so much better than Billy's.

            1. re: Monica

              Thanks so much for the link. It looks absolutely doable, and 700 reviews, most of them raves.
              I will try it.

      2. I dunno if this is possible, but Carbone's carrot cake is a mighty fine rendition of the classic.

        No idea if they'd sell you an entire cake, but I suppose it never hurts to ask.

        1. The Hummingbird cake at Buttercup bakery is not strictly carrot cake since it has crushed pineapple as well, but its excellent, dense yet moist with a not too sweet cream cheesey frosting. They also have a classic carrot cake (I prefer the hummingbird version). They offer delivery too:

          1. This might be too far for you, but I really love the carrot cake at Ovenly. It's truly wonderful, and the frosting is a vanilla buttercream instead of cream cheese (not a fan of cream cheese frosting).

            1. Amy's Bread, right on Bleecker St, is a favorite of Serious Eats.