Thursday, February 12, 2009

Carrot Cake Roundup

Your carrot cake recipe goes right here. Just join the showdown. You have tonight to make your cake! And eat it too, BUT FIRST:

1. Email the recipe along with a picture (200x200) of your cake, your name, the name of your blog and the link to your post to dlstone AT winnemucca DOT net
2. On your email, please put CARROT CAKE SHOWDOWN in the subject line
3. Deadline is February 13, 2009 at 4:00 PM ET

I have a few more to post for the round-up...check back later this afternoon...PACIFIC time.

The Carrot Cake Contestants. (kind of has nice sound to it, doesn't it? The CCC entries... )

When I first saw this blog post from Cathy at Wives with Knives, I thought "WOW" it looks good. And then I thought it would be fun to see what other bloggers had in the way of carrot cake recipes. So, in a sense you could say that Cathy sparked my interest, and then my friend and "western" neighbor, Karen from Karen Cooks and I visited and we both love carrot cake and.....well, here we are.
So, it makes sense that any showdown or showoff of carrot cakes, had to begin with Wives with Knives. Cathy lives in the Pacific Northwest and since I grew up in the PNW, I get a kick out of her blogs. Not only does she have great simple and elegant recipes, sometimes I get a trip down memory lane when she posts about road trips.

Her carrot cakes looks like a good one! Be sure and check out her post for all the details of her recipe.

Another Carrot Cake from Schweet 'N Savory!

I so admire Melissa from Schweet 'N Savory. Any teenager who loves to cook is up on a pedestal in my book. She's hoping to attend culinary school after she graduates next year. I have no fear that her goal won't be attained. Just check out her blog and you can is a passion of hers. In her blog you also get a little peek into her other activities...always fun and interesting.

Check out her carrot cake...her family's favortie!

A celebration!!

A 100th post and she chose to mark the occasion here with a carrot cake. Wow!
Check out Joie de Vivre's website.
Ginger in a carrot cake. I can't wait to try it.

A fellow southeastern Washingtonian (well...I used to be), she is "eating well" and living "French". (throw in a housekeeper and we have it made)
Congrats to Joie for her blog milepost... I have a feeling she'll be around a long time.

Check out her " Carrot-Ginger Layer Cake with Orange Cream Cheese Frosting"
Looks delish!

And then there is Karen.....

of Karen Cooks, my friend and neighbor....yes, we decided that Montana-Nevada, was close enough to be neighbors. We're talking about the big wild what is a few hundred miles, give or take a few more hundred? (we're about 900 miles apart). And co-conspirator in this endeavor. (she holds the prize)

I love her blog...and the recipes she shares. One day, while passing thru my little town on her way somewhere, she'll walk into the visitors center and surprise me.
She has a carrot cake with "cooked, mashed" carrots. Yummy!


Lynette of "Netts Nook" has sent in a great carrot cake recipe for those who can't have or don't want so much sugar in their diet. A carrot cake with honey as the sweetner and some different spices too. I can't wait to try this one, as I like the spice of life! (and am trying to eat healthier too)
Check out her blog and her carrot cake here.


Now this...this looks like a treat!
Donna from My Tasty Treasures has made Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies. Besides the fact that the cookies look "to die for", her blog post leaves you rolling on the floor laughing. She's a hoot!
Be sure and check out her carrot cake cookies as well as her other posts. It'll leave you laughing and hungry.


And then there is me.
Carrot Cake is one of my favorite of all time, so I am anxious to try out everyone's recipes. It will be a spring time event for me.... no worries, my family is used to eating the same thing but in different varieties, for weeks on end.
Thanks for helping me out! And thanks to Karen, who holds the prize winning number. Drawn randomly of course.
Here is my carrot cake.


Joie de vivre said...

Ooooh, intriguing. Carrot cake is my hubby's favorite. Your round-up just gave me an easy and cheap out for a great V-day gift for him. I'm in!

HoneyB said...

JUST in time ;-)

Grumpy's birthday is Saturday and I will probably make carrot cake for him (his favorite!)

Cathy said...

Thanks for the kind words, Debbie. And for the link to my blog. You have some amazing carrot cakes assembled here. I want to try every single one.

Donna-FFW said...

Debbie- This looks fabulous. I am so glad I found your contest, it introduced me to you and to Karens blog. I love them both. Your post looks just perfect as does your scrumptious cake!! LOVE layered cakes!

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