Did I ever mention how much I love carrot cake? Well, I do. And so does my boyfriend. In fact, it's his favorite pastry, and he requests it every year for his birthday. When December rolls around, he always starts to drop hints weeks in advance of his birthday as to how much he's dying for some homemade carrot cake. I always find myself wracking my brain, knowing he's going to ask me to make this cake yet again and trying to find a way to put a slight twist on it… just to make it interesting for me and for him!
This year, because I'm loving raisins these days, I decided to make my classic carrot cake brimming with the wonderful flavor of yellow golden raisins. The natural sugar gives each bite an extra burst of sweetness.
I like to get creative with the raisins and decorate my cake with cool designs. Give it a try and see what your family thinks of the raisin bombs in their mouths as they eat this super-sweet pastry!