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.
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.
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:
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).