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Saturday, January 22, 2011


Carrot cake is popular in New Zealand. It probably comes in third after those other perennial favorites, chocolate cake and banana cake. I used to make carrot cake quite often, using wholemeal flour and always adding cinnamon and raisins. The traditional topping is cream cheese icing but I think prefer lemon or orange butter icing. Good carrot cake should be moist and soft. Once I tried out my carrot cake recipe with daikon. The result was ... interesting. Not horrible. I prefer carrot cake.

I haven't seen many carrot cakes in Japan, but maybe I just go to the wrong cafes. The carrot cake in the photo was a gift from my friend. I have really nice friends! It was every bit as good as it looks.
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1 comment:

  1. You are right! Somehow, we don't have many carrot cakes in Japan... (maybe at dean and deluca or starbucks?!) But I believe once the media picks up, it will be popular like Krispy Kreme! haha

    citrus icing sounds yummy!!!

    Daikon smells, so I don't think it works like carrot X( But I understand you because I once substituted it for my recipe and resulted interesting :P