Monday, June 8, 2009

Controversial Monday: Carrot Cake

I was really intending to get this post out earlier today, but sometimes other things happen.

For example, today my computer time was eaten up by comparing composite decking materials and prices and setting up estimates on our Bear bitten bumper.

Oh, and trying to track down pie pans for making stepping stones at VBS next week.

Yes, folks, I am in full blown VBS mode. Today my friend Becki came over (if you have a day off work and I know about it, I will rope you in too!) and we fashioned a sort of cave out of my lawn mower box. Last year it was a pirate ship, the year before that it was a castle and a paper mache garden.

At least it is not the day before it starts, which is my norm.

But enough about that, it is time to talk about carrot cake.

I don't think that carrot cake deserves to be called cake.

Oh, I will eat it. If it is the only dessert option.

But I object to something with a very orange vegetable in it being called "cake".

And what is up with the tiny frosted carrots on top of each piece?

Must it declare itself so unsubtly?

"Huh! look at me, I am a vegetable masquerading as cake! And I have tiny cute carrots made out of frosting. Isn't that clever? The veggie is a cake and the frosting is a veggie..."

Not impressed.

But, I know that not everyone feels that way. I know this because the other day I was at work and we were discussing cake. (why not? It seems a safe topic). Carrot cake came up and I mentioned how I feel (very casually). Conversation stopped. You'd think I'd just come out and told them I overdosed my patient with 10 times the correct morphine dose.

I am not above delving into the hot topics here...

What do you think?

Carrot Cake: yay or nay?

11 comments:

peter said...

Nay. Carrot cake=party foul.

Not a huge fan... said...

All I can say is it better have some killer frosting.

Heather A said...

Definitely Yea! My Mom's carrot cake is sooo good! If you want I can give you the recipe!

gma pam said...

You know how I love chocolate...but carrot cake is a strong second for me...has even been first choice a time or too.

Jamie said...

A definite thumbs-up from me if it's a nice, moist carrot cake. Mmmm... now I'm craving it.

Auntie Kendy said...

A positive vote for carrot cake here! Yes, it seems deceptive, but consider the Grandpa Earl story...

His mom made a pumpkin pie out of carrots. All was well and good, going down just fine until he discovered in the creamy "pumpkin" a lump! Yes, a carrot that didn't succum to the wiles of Great Great Grandma Marie's masher!
So, carrot cake or carrot pie? I'd go for the cake anytime!

Grandma Debbie said...

I doubt it can really count as a vegetable when in cake form, but carrot cake is delicious. However, if chocolate cake is a choice to be either made or eaten, carrot cake loses. I've never baked one.

Chocolate comes from beans....... does that make it a vegetable?????

Elise said...

I love carrot cake. All of the sugar and fat cover over the veggie aspect and with a good cream cheese frosting, it just might be the best non-chocolate dessert in existence.

Matt said...

Wow, I'm surprised with all the people who are for carrot cake - I'll eat it if it's all there is - but I definitely don't include it when thinking of my favorite cakes (that being said, a moist carrot cake with a cream cheese frosting can be tasty)

AllyJoy said...

Seriously, I can't even read this post without getting incredibly hungry for this: http://www.joyofbaking.com/CarrotCake.html
It is the best carrot cake recipe ever, and the frosting is even better. I love carrot cake.

Momma Bear said...

Okay I have a lot of carrots growing in my garden right now. We don't eat carrots. Why am I growing carrots you wonder? Well for carrot cake and carrot muffins. Oh boy I love me some carrot cake & muffins with some pineapple thrown in and crystallized ginger. And don't forget the cream cheese frosting. Yum! I guess that would be a Yay!