Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fluted Carrot-Tangerine Cake ~ Baking Chez Moi

Per Nana~
The group's selected recipe for this week from Baking Chez Moi
 is a delicious carrot-tangerine cake. I was fortunate to have all the
 ingredients on hand even though my carrots were small ones for snacking.
 A lot of fun on a box grater without losing skin, but I succeeded. 
In place of tangerines I used two clementines which were delicious
 and very juicy. The cake baked up beautifully and was easy to 
remove from the pan without a problem.  
I prepared a drizzle using confectioner's sugar, a bit of milk 
and orange extract. It accented all the flavors in the cake. 

The cake is very moist and wonderfully delicious.  I will definitely be 
keeping this one in my files for a great snack cake that is quick to prepare. 
Per Tricia~
This cake is exactly the type of recipe that I enjoy cooking as
 part of a blogging community, because had not been "assigned"...
I likely would have just skipped right over it in the book. 
Not because it sounded bad but simply because I could not
 get my head around the combination of carrots with citrus. 
So I likely would have kept thumbing through until I hit something
 chocolate :)  And that would have been a shame because this was
 a delicious combo. The cake was moist and dense and combined with
 the citrus from the orange I used (yes, neither of us actually used the
 tangerine for which the cake is named...) was a welcome combo for 
a cold winter's day.  The fact that this was truly a quick and easy
 cake makes it a sure repeat. So glad I gave it a try.

This marks another Tuesday recipe testing as we cook along with the "Tuesdays with Dorie" online group.  Please note that we do not post the recipes, per the group rules, but we do encourage others to RUN out and buy their own copy of Dorie Greenspan's "Baking Chez Moi".  Better yet, buy the book and JOIN THE GROUP ! www.TuesdaysWithDorie.wordpress.com


  1. I so agree! Delicious cake, and one that I would never have chosen to make unless 'forced' to. I also would have thumbed through the book and looked for chocolate anything! And both your cakes look fabulous!

  2. Both of your cakes look fabulous....such pretty colour and light and fluffy texture. I'm looking forward to this one.

  3. Both of your cakes look delicious! I'm glad there were box-grater injuries!

  4. Carrots blend with many flavors but this combo is a great one! As someone who has had more than a few nicks on the knuckles from a grater, I was glad to escape intact!

  5. Both of your cakes look so good!
    I would have flicked right past it as well and would have missed out on this simple treasure :)
    It's so good to be cooking with the group again!

  6. Both your cakes look great. I like your frosting decorations!

  7. Both your cakes looks wonderful with the drizzling of the glaze!

  8. Looks like I will be enjoying this cake next time. Tricia I like being a part of a baking group for the same reasons. I also voted for all chocolate for February:) The lemon bars will not be so quick and easy but buttery:)

  9. Ladies, your cakes both look sensational. I liked this one very much.

  10. two sunny cakes! i'm glad this was assigned, too, as I likely would have by-passed it myself.

  11. I so agree!! I would never have stopped and made this recipe…I would have also just kept on going looking for something chocolate and yet this was so, so good! Yay for the baking group!

  12. Yup. Me too. I love just doing it and trusting Dorie's judgement!

  13. Yup. Me too. I love just doing it and trusting Dorie's judgement!

  14. I need a quick and easy with a flavor other than chocolate. (not because I don't like chocolate but because I do). I'm in California where the citrus is available and the carrots just out of the ground. So, think this may be on my Valentine's week-end menu. A nice treat. Enjoyed your post.

  15. I'm with you Tricia, I would have never looked twice at this recipe if it not been for TWD. I loved it too!

  16. I just caught up on this recipe on the blog today - it's such a good cake! Both of yours turned out beautifully.