View Full Version : Help....carrot cake ?
04-03-2010, 07:49 PM
I made the Carrot Cake in Alissa's book, and it tastes great, BUT..it is really wet, can I dehydrate it for a while to maybe overnight and then spread it with my frosting or will that "ruin" it? It tastes great, but I want it to last a while in the fridge and the wetness makes it not so appetizing.
Thanks for your time...
04-03-2010, 09:53 PM
Alissa's carrot cake IS a wet cake. I've never tried dehydrating it (a;ways just eaten it wet) but don't see why dehydrating wouldn't work to firm it up a bit. Just be sure to put it on a teflex sheet in the beginning :)
On another note - I made the carrot-orange cake mentioned in this http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?t=58769&highlight=cake thread today and it's YUMMY! It's a drier cake than Alissa's. I didn't have nutmeg or allspice, so I just used 1 tsp of cinnamon and it still tastes great - doesn't even need the frosting.
Yeah, I made it too and it was more like Carrot Cake pudding than cake. Too wet of a consistency for my liking, so I most likely won't make it again.
I would be curious though how it works in the dehydrator, so if you try that please let us know!
Cashew's link to the other carrot cake recipe looks really good though. I may try that at some point. So far though I've really just stuck to Alissa's recipes.
04-04-2010, 05:54 AM
Not sure but right off the top, I remember that you put the carrots thru a juicer to get the pulp to use. This is the basis for the carrot cake. Then for liquid, you add back ONLY as much moisture as you want. This way it is exactly as you like it! cool eh?
Also, carrot cake, I believe, is known for exactly that, its moist, rich yumminess!
04-04-2010, 07:34 AM
Thanks for your responses guys.
I ended up taking it out of the dehydrator and put my frosting on, just so I could have a taste..it tastes divine, more like pudding like Joya said, but wow, flavor explosion.
Next time I will make the one Cashew posted or the one I made last time, which was also a hit, but rather small, maybe double or even tripple the recipe...
04-05-2010, 11:40 AM
I made this cake for Easter and I popped it in the dehydrator for a few hours. It was still a little moist on this inside, but not like a pudding or anything.
when I used to make it, I would process the carrots then squeeeze them through a nut milk bag to get most of the moisture out. Then I would color the frosting with the carrot juice :)
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