Carrots for my carrot cake.... They say that the word "orange" doesn't rhyme with anything. I think it rhymes with "carrot." For quite obvious, colorful reasons...
|Read this book!|
|This picture was published in "People" magazine in the 1970s when Nora Ephron was living her "heartburn." Unhappy, she turns her back while her then-husband Carl Bernstein entertains a friend.|
My advice? Add extra whipped cream if you’re throwing a Key lime pie at someone’s face.
With this reading of “Heartburn,” I am participating in Cook the Books, a bimonthly (not semimonthly) Internet book club/cooking event that features a different book for each round. The challenge is to read the book chosen, cook something inspired by it, and then blog about it. I chose to make carrot cake. That’s what the unsuspecting heroine of “Heartburn” serves to her husband’s mistress. Years ago, I found myself in a situation similar to Rachel’s. One of the most important things I learned from my experience was not to be the victim in a relationship. Love, cohabitation, marriage, all relationships, even friendships… they should be victim free. Easier said than done, but as Rachel Samstat says in “Heartburn,” when your dream dies, you are left “with a choice: You can settle for reality, or you can go off, like a fool, and dream another dream.”
|Unfrosted. In my opinion, the best way to enjoy carrot cake.|
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
|Here's a close up slice without frosting. I frosted my cake the day after I made it... What I love about carrot cake is the cinnamon and ginger, the walnuts, the pineapple, the coconut, everything all mixed into a custard type batter.|
Grease and flour a 9" x 13" baking dish with the butter and flour. This is an important step, don't forget it.
|The fruity mixture. I think this is my favorite part!|
|Bake this cake!|
|Fresh out of the oven.|
Use an electric mixture with the paddle attachment. On medium speed beat the butter with the mascarpone and cream cheeses until they are smooth. Add the vanilla and the orange zest and beat until they are integrated.