Sunday, March 14, 2010

Sweet Melissa Sundays: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

This post will be short and sweet because, well, life is crazy these days.

There are three weeks left in my semester before exams. Which means there are three weeks left in my university career, period. I've got a seemingly endless list of assignments and essays to complete in that time frame, and a mean case of senioritis that's severely limiting how quickly I can get it all done.

And, pending some unforeseen decision from our potential new landlord, we will be moving to a new apartment on April 1. I am so, so excited about that - it feels like my fiance and I are finally starting our grown-up lives together - but before the excitement comes the packing. Oh, the packing. And our 4th anniversary this week means we're taking a short vacation to Toronto. Are we crazy? Yes, it's very likely.

So, alas, a post short on (food) details.

A Sweet Melissa Sundays pick, chosen by Julie of A Little Bit of Everything: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. I halved the recipe because we've only got three days to eat this, and a double layer cake just should not be eaten by two people in three days. I haven't made the icing yet due to, you guessed it, a lack of time. I can say, though, that the cake itself is a reliable recipe, but a bit run-of-the-mill. Now, perhaps my taste buds have been tainted because I had the most delicious carrot cake of my life at a friend's house recently, but nonetheless: this one is just a bit bland, as far as carrot cakes go. I'm hoping the icing will elevate it, but still, it's not the dark, moist carrot cake I'm used to.

For the recipe, please visit Julie's blog.


Nina March 14, 2010 at 9:58:00 PM EDT  

Good luck on your exams. Also, congrats to the new place with your fiance. I'm a bit afraid of going out into the real world and actually having a job instead of just school all the time.

This cake looks great though!

Cristine March 14, 2010 at 10:01:00 PM EDT  

Busy, busy! Good luck with everything. The frosting really made the cake for me.

Julie March 14, 2010 at 10:52:00 PM EDT  

Thanks for baking along with me despite your busy schedule! Best of luck on your exams!!!

Susan March 14, 2010 at 11:52:00 PM EDT  

How exciting for you and your fiance! I have heard lots of good things about the cream cheese frosting recipe. :)

Katiecakes March 15, 2010 at 5:03:00 AM EDT  

Good luck for the move and your exams! Your cake looks fab!

Katie xoxo

Eliana March 15, 2010 at 11:14:00 PM EDT  

Good luck with everything Kait :)

Tracey March 16, 2010 at 1:13:00 AM EDT  

Good luck on your exams and finishing up your senior year! Happy anniversary too - enjoy the trip :)

Your cake looks terrific - sorry it wasn't a favorite for you. The frosting was really tasty so that might make a difference.

Tessa March 20, 2010 at 11:24:00 PM EDT  

Good luck with everything! I am finishing up my classroom work this semester as well, and I can relate to the procrastination :-)

Hope you got to make the frosting! It really does make the cake!

Danielle March 26, 2010 at 2:33:00 PM EDT  

When I saw the picture I thought you were making a french version of carrot cake instead of the over-sized north American versions I'm used to :) Then I read the whole post and realized why.. you came to visit meee that weekend (okay I know it was for your anniversary but I was happy nonetheless). Carrot cake without the cream cheese icing is like this job without you...definitely not the same. Once your all done we can have lots of baking dates - good luck!!

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