I love cream cheese. I don’t understand anyone who doesn’t love it. I know, there are people out there who could care less about it. But when paired with a moist, dense carrot cake, you simply cannot pass it up. This cake is probably the best carrot cake I have ever had. The winning factor – it’s melt in your mouth moist. Unbelievable.
A lot of people like to combine raisins, lemon and orange flavours with their carrot cakes. Not me. I want none of that fancy stuff. I want a cake that is rich, sweet and dense with the perfect hint of cinnamon and vanilla. That, my friends, is a cake of champions.
Claudia also made a similar version of this cake while I was growing up, but used a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. You can easily adapt this recipe to do just that. I find the layer cake adds a decadence that a sheet cake simply doesn’t have. Regardless, they both taste amazing.
I frequent food blogs a lot. Some people zone out in front of the television after a long day at work. I zone out in front of my computer reading my favourite websites. Other people’s creations almost always inspire me to experiment in the kitchen. However, there were always a select few featured desserts that would drive me crazy. These desserts were ice creams and sorbets. As soon as the summer months came, everybody was featuring these frozen treats. I became infuriated. You see, I didn’t own an ice cream maker. I had no plans of owning an ice cream maker. What would I do with yet another appliance to store in my overcrowded cupboards? Then a moment of boredom (and weakness) at work led me Amazon and I quickly learned that I didn’t need an ice cream maker appliance. All I needed was an attachment for my coveted Kitchen Aid mixer and I was set. Two days and one package delivery later, I was searching every food blog out there for ice cream recipes. I was officially hooked.
As mentioned in my last post, blueberries are my favourite summer fruit to bake with. I also just purchased 2 pounds of blueberries from the grocery store, so I figured I might as well use it for my very first ice cream recipe. I was not disappointed, and neither will you if you try this treat! This was the first very time I had ever tried home made ice cream. All the comments I was reading on my favourite blog posts about homemade ice cream was that it was superior to store bought, and once you start making your own, you will never go back. I couldn’t agree more!