I will be making another carrot cake with cheese frosting this Saturday to celebrate 3 birthdays in the family! My friends liked the cake so much, they said I should bake this for a living. I just feel that it's hard to go wrong if you are generous with the ingredients.
I used 3 large carrots and added lots of toasted walnut and jumbo raisin (soaked in fresh orange juice) into the batter. I didn't stinge on the cream cheese when I made the frosting as well, using an entire block (250g) of Philadelphia Cheese mixed with 100g butter and 60g icing sugar. Adding lemon juice and orange zest was a good move. It made the frosting tangy and delicious.
If there is one area I need to improve on, it would be my cake decorating skills. The cake looked ugly. Luckily the taste saved the day.
As you can imagine, a carrot cake that's chockful of ingredients is also filled with calories. That's why I will only make this when I know I have many people to share with.
That's also the reason why I have been running almost daily now. It's funny how I spotted this photo on Facebook yesterday. The event was Jurong Lake Run. After completing the 10k run, I walked to the Paypal booth to have a photo taken for fun.
Then this couple wanted their photo to look really authentic, so they invited me to join them.
I didn't finish third of course. By the time I crossed the finish line, the winners had already received their awards at the prize giving ceremony and gone home. They were that fast!