… I honestly don’t mean to obsess about the weather but as I sit here in the kitchen and the rain lashes down at the windows and I notice on the weather report that there’s a depression sitting over Lincolnshire for the next 48 hrs, well it’s hard not to be a little pre-occupied… the wind is due to get stronger and the rain is due to get heavier and my thoughts turn dark too… and then suddenly, without a word of a lie, the sun come out bright as you like, as though screaming ‘did you ever doubt me’… time to bake a cake methinks…
chocolate carrot cake
i wanted to make my classic beetroot and chocolate cake but I couldn’t find any beetroot this morning so I went with carrot instead… it’s very delicious but is most definitely missing a certain depth of flavour… the carrot, being quite bland, makes this a very chocolatey cake so you really should make the effort to find a good quality, high percentage cocoa-solid chocolate to make this with… and seeing that the chocolate is the most expensive of some very cheap ingredients here it’s not as though it’s going to break the bank…
for the icing
Love the rays of sunshine drizzled on top of this very appealingly dark chocolate cake. I've made no cake this week and I'm feeling that I need a slice of yours – now?
Thanks for entering it into WSC 🙂
Jacqueline Meldrum says
I love it Dom, it looks so moist and rich. This is going on my to-do list! Pinning it now!
Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes says
You're killing me, this looks amazing! Thanks for your visit! Aren't those glasses great! Happy you liked them!
Sally Sellwood says
mmm this looks great. And I have a glut of carrots waiting to be used up…
Jibber JabberUK says
Thanks for entry to this month's We Should Cocoa. I love carrot cake in all forms and the chocolate addition looks irresistible on this wet Sunday afternoon in Yorkshire. My Husband says he's still waiting for chocolate and beetroot cake though!
Baking Addict says
This looks decadent and delicious! Please send a large slice over 🙂 You can also send it in to Alphabakes unless you have something else in mind for that 🙂
Fresh Foodie says
You are doing a great job sharing exceptional and individual recipes.
We recently started with a new idea of delivering gourmet food hampers with products from artisan food producers from specific European regions you only travel on vacation for but not for shopping. Might you be interested to share some ideas and recipes?
Even though I am not an eater of sweets very often, this does sound lovely, or is it “loverly”? I've posted my farewell from blogging, but will check in with your site from time to time.
Magnolia Verandah says
Looking very tropical with that rich brown and gold. This cake would have to make you think of warmer climes – just bought some lovely fresh beetroot might try the original recipe with beetroot instead of carrot.
the cake hunter says
I adore carrot cake but it's never occurred to me to put it with chocolate. This sounds gorgeous and I love the icing as well!
buy oil paintings says
thanks for the recipe!!! how nice sharing with us!! I so want a bite!!!
london bakes says
Oh this sounds delicious! I love the texture that carrot brings to cakes and combining it with chocolate is just genius!
Jenn S says
Ooohhh… that looks and sounds absolutely decadent… I wish I could just reach in my computer and grab a slice!
I'd never thought about chocolate and carrot before – why not, indeed? Looks lovely.
Michael Toa says
The cake looks so moist and rich… Like Jenn, I also want to grab a slice! 🙂
What a wonderful crazy brilliant idea! Chocolate carrot cake sounds fab.