The thing about the carrot cakes she makes me if that we never save the recipe. Each year she goes on an internet search for a carrot cake that includes pineapple in it and I would imagine that each year it has been a different recipe.
This year was no different.
Wellie went on a search on her laptop and at the same time I was on my desktop, both of us looking for that perfect carrot cake recipe. After comparing several recipes and much discussion, we decided to I persuaded Wellie to make Ina Garten’s Carrot and Pinepple Cake..
Without a doubt, I think this is the very best carrot cake that Wellie has made me. And I know this is loaded in calories, but it is so worth it to me. And it’s not like I have it everyday, right? We liked it so much that I wanted to be sure to post it here for safekeeping. There was a few changes. The main one was that we didn’t use fresh pineapple, but instead we used canned. Also, we omitted the raisins. There was a few other changes: we used extra cream cheese and we didn’t coat the walnuts in flour. Here’s what we did:Print
Adapted from Ina Garten
Wellie did most of the work, but she let me help a bit and it was nice spending time in the kitchen with her. Thank you Wellie for my cake – I love you.