Vegetarian Carrot Cake Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 2)
Reviewed: Jul. 30, 2004
Whoa! Is this a cake? Or is it a cake-shaped casserole? I have to admit, I tried it because it was low in cholesterol - no eggs, but I really think it needs at least egg whites to make it a little fluffy, and I didn't have pineapple to use as was required by several other recipes. It is *incredibly* dense, although it is also very moist. However, it truly is not very much like cake. I never should have doubled the recipe, but I wanted to make a bundt cake. The directions say to use an 8-inch round cake pan. It would have to be a VERY deep pan to accommodate the recipe as written. I had so much batter after doubling the recipe that I was able to make a bundt cake AND an 8-inch square cake. The bundt cake took about an hour to bake, which is to be expected. Pick inserted in several places passed the "cake is done" test. I sent the entire bundt cake to work with my husband to share and he said everyone devoured it. My husband said he ate it because he liked the cream cheese frosting I put on it. There is no accounting for why anyone else ate it, so I gave it 3 stars. However, I really wanted to give the recipe 0 stars or just 1 star. I really would suggest that you try a different recipe unless you happen to like an extremely dense cake. Although, being so dense, it was no problem removing it from the bundt pan!
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