I really could not think of any other way to describe this cake other than a really Decadent Carrot Cake. Delightfully moist, decadent, rich, and definitely not a regular carrot cake recipe. This will no doubt make an excellent celebration cake. So if you are baking a cake for any special occasion, this is a great recipe for the cake.
What I really love about carrot cakes is just how timeless and classic they are.
Recipes for carrot cake is passed down many generations in a family or through friends, sometimes it is altered along the line or it stays intact. Isn't it fascinating how some recipes can live forever?
There are also many "disputes" about which ingredients are a MUST for the perfect carrot cake. Some argue that it has to contain pecans or raisins. I think that it is really up to you to decide which flavouring ingredients you prefer.
The most important factor for me in a carrot cake recipe is that it should NEVER BE DRY. And even more important the cream cheese frosting....has to be perfectly smooth and not too sweet. This recipe delivers just that!
This recipe uses golden syrup/maple syrup which adds to the golden colour and intensifies the flavour of the carrot cake. This is optional so if you cannot or do not have this ingredient, it is fine to leave it out of the recipe.