Cardamom + Carrot + Cake?
The classic carrot cake, transformed into an elegant Spring dessert.
I love finding simple delights in my day. Things that are familiar and usual, but done really well. Like when my favorite barista is pulling my espresso, it always tastes way better. Or a well constructed notebook to pen my thoughts in. It’s just a notebook, but the paper is exactly the right weight, the lines are close enough to spark inspiration (how does that even work?) and the binding stays open perfectly.
As I strolled the Wednesday growers market, I searched for something that could represent the coming Spring. A flavor, an idea, an ingredient. I found beautiful citrus and more varieties of winter greens than I could count. But nothing that called to me.
It was a humble bunch of spring carrots that whispered the message.
Ok, maybe it wasn’t a whisper. Spring carrots on the Central Coast of California are tender and sweet. And possibly the carroty-est carrots I’ve ever tasted.
Available Only Through April, 2021
A carrot cardamom cake, topped with a vanilla bean marshmallow finished with a dip in white chocolate and a sprinkle of house-candied pecans.
Send a gift of carrot cake from right over here. A six-pack makes a perfect "I haven't seen you since last spring" gift!