The result was carrot cake perfection. The absolute taste I've been searching for all these years.It was the perfect mix of sweet and spicy and hearty.Here's the thing about carrot cake: It's pretty much the worst cake in the world for you. All those eggs, and oil, and sugar. Then you throw on that frosting which is straight up fat. (Cream cheese + butter + powdered sugar.) I mean, this isn't diet food. But, being chock full of carrots, nuts, and raisins, this is a cake that eats like a meal. Plus, it will definitely satisfy the sweet tooth.
I'll still be on the look out for the Mike D carrot cake recipe. Maybe I'll stumble upon a website or the blog of a gal who was smart enough to save all of her Sassy magazines and doesn't mind typing out the beloved recipe. Or maybe one day Mike D himself will happen upon this. I can't claim to be the Beastie's biggest fan (although Paul's Boutique rocked my world for quite sometime), but Mike, you make a hell of a carrot cake. Can you hook up a housewife in Oregon? Until then, I'm glad to finally have a satisfying substitution.