I’m going to try this recipe because of the maple syrup. Some people find the “skins” bitter, but not otherwise. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this frosting recipe, though. I actually think my recipe sounds better, though – it has pineapple in it and a few other secrets – from the Fiddlehead Cookbook. Ginger — The frosting was done with a piping bag with a star tip. After months and months and months of the kind studying, stressing and panicked all-nighters I only vaguely remember from college in part because I am very, very old and in part because, no, I did not graduate with a 4.0, my friend Alice finally took her very big exam this past weekend. i made these cupcakes for my dad’s 60th birthday dinner party and people were crying, they were so good. I added a bit extra of the spices, and used vanilla instead of maple for the frosting (per my usually non-picky mother’s request). Deb, this cake looks so delicious. Well, it’s tied with red velvet cake. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Made this for Easter dinner and it was terrific! Thank you so much! Ok, more questions. Happy Easter! Does anyone have a suggestion for substiting eggs? Looks like I’ll be around for a long while going through and trying the cake recipes here. To assemble a carrot layer cake, frost the top of one cake, place the other cake on top. I grated the carrots with the fine disc in the food processor. Ugh! So, I think I might go in a different direction… I might take The ‘I Want Chocolate Cake’ Cake and replace the buttermilk with an equal volume of packed grated zucchini. But the company took our comments down. I made this cake for Valentines day last weekend. Also wish that I’d doubled the cinnamon for some extra spice. I also bake it only about 30-35 minutes, but ovens differ, so check. What do you think about all the healthy folks saying things like “replace your oil in baked goods with plain yogurt. Tiny grammar note: if you have three pans you divide the batter among them; you can divide it between only if there are only two. I love your graham cake recipe. This also gives me an excuse to top up our supply of the fancy maple syrup…. I’ve made this carrot cake many times and it’s been a real crowd pleaser!! Thanks for the advice. Also not the nice orange look of yours. I used their suggestions when I was staying in the mountains and was successful in both baking endeavors. cake looks great but i really love the little knife with the light wood handle! How will baking time/temp change to use mini muffin tins? Now I am antsy to taste it. I like the idea of a maple cream cheese frosting. I need it to feed 50 people. I made it today for Easter/ my mom’s birthday. Still divine on day 2. Or would just keeping them in the fridge be just fine? I didn’t have maple syrup so I just did a regular cream cheese frosting. It was sweet enough though a little less creamy I suppose, but it was well balanced and worked a treat! Cannot wait for your cookbook! Thanks, Deb! I should add, for anyone else thinking of trying it, I made this cake using whole wheat flour and turbinado sugar, and the cake still came out great :). Hi, I’m always up for trying out a new cake recipe, but is there a suitable UK substitute for graham crackers? Carrot cake is my absolute favourite cake. This time, I’m making a more healthy dessert because he will have his friends over for his first party. I want to know if some are working better than others. Both good substitutions! I added fresh ginger (a piece a little larger than my thumb) to the batter, which was divine. Deb I LOVE this recipe – I have now made this as a carrot layer cake twice and both times it was great! the recipe looks quite fine, just that i have a query: can i substitute honey for maple syrup? 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