Thursday, January 8, 2009

Carrot Cake Special

We personally feel that the winning factor of a good American Carrot Cake lies in the moist texture of the cake and the proportion of cream cheese, butter/margarine and sugar in the cream cheese frosting. To some people such as Yuan, the amount of cinnamon plays a role, thereby explaining our scoring system.

Below is the delayed telecast of the December Special of American Carrot Cakes where a total of 10 carrot cakes from various locations of Singapore have been tried. Of course, there are still a handful of places that serve carrot cakes (e.g. Secret Recipe, Brewerkz, Blue Magnolia, Baker's Creation, Soup Spoon, Aerin's, Seasons Reasons and Haato) which we have not tried and we welcome all comments and recommendations.

Summertime Carrot Cake
Room for Dessert
261 Waterloo Street
#01-42
Singapore 180261
Tel: 6337 7637
http://roomfordessert.com.sg/

Price per slice - $3.20

Degree of crunch (i.e. nuts) – 8
Texture of cake (i.e. roughness) – 7.5
Cream cheese frosting – 6
Strength of Cinnamon – 7.5
Our preference index – 29 (3rd)

One that is packed generously with walnuts and raisins with a moist and dense texture but cream cheese frosting is alittle too sweet.

For our original post, click here.

Was mentioned in the Sunday Times, 50 Yummiest Cakes

Carrot Cake

Calendar’s
257 Pandan Loop
#04-00
Singapore 128434
Tel: 6464 0383
http://calendarcakes.com/

Only in whole, 26 for 1kg and $52 for 2kg

Degree of crunch (i.e. nuts) – 7.5
Texture of cake (i.e. roughness) – 8.5
Cream cheese frosting – 7
Strength of Cinnamon – 7
Our preference index – 30 (2nd)

One with a softest and most springy texture has a buttery cream cheese frosting. Pretty generous with its crunchy toasted walnut chunks.

For our original post, click here.

Was mentioned in Urban, The Straits Times on Oct 24, 2008

Carrot Walnut Cake
Cedele
With 15 locations round Singapore, it is a convenient place to stopover for their carrot cakes
http://www.cedeledepot.com/

Price per slice - $6.00

Degree of crunch (i.e. nuts) – 8
Texture of cake (i.e. roughness) – 8.5
Cream cheese frosting – 8
Strength of Cinnamon – 9
Our preference index – 33.5 (1st)

The most popular carrot cake known to most people for its walnuts, cinnamon fragrance and cream cheese frosting. Its texture tends to crumbles alittle which seems to be their winning factor.

For our original post, click here.

Was mentioned in the Sunday Times, 50 Yummiest Cakes
Home-Styled Carrot Cake
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
With 45 locations round Singapore, it is a convenient place to stopover for their carrot cakes too.
http://www.coffeebean.com.sg/

Price per slice - $5.50

Degree of crunch (i.e. nuts) – 7
Texture of cake (i.e. roughness) – 7
Cream cheese frosting – 6
Strength of Cinnamon – 8
Our preference index – 28 (4th)

One that shares a similar texture with Cedele but cream cheese frosting is sweet.

For our original post, click here.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I love carrot cakes too. I've tried Food for Thought's and Aerins'. I remembered Aerins' dry and terrible. Food for Thought's pretty good, a little different as there is a tinge of pineapple slices (I think), worth a try.

SLYuan said...

Hi, we have received many feedbacks on Food for Thought's Aunty Christina's Old School Carrot Cake. Refer to Our Comments

Personally, I didn't feel that it deserve to be my top 4 as it was simply too moist and the walnuts were not crunchy. (Lou Fong)

SiHaN said...

yaY!!! cedele made it to the top. It's really good isn't it. my all time favourite as well. Thanks for wrapping up the carrot cake spree guys. good work!

Fen said...

Anonymous: I have not tried Aerins' but we will keep the remaining choices in our checklist... Food for thought was good but there is something lacking in it... Thus, we didn't put it in as our favourite 4... I am curious about their Red Velvet Cake though...

Yuan: But admit it, Aunty Christina's carrot cake nearly went into the favourite 4... if not for CBTF

Sihan: Yea, no doubt, Cedele has the best carrot cake... and to think that it was the first one we have tried in the series... The subsequent ones just missed by its frosting...

.elaine. said...

i just had a carrot cake today at Epicurious, found it rather yummy (: Was more of like the drier, crumbly kind but the taste was pleasantly nice! im a huge fan of carrot cake too =D

ladyironchef said...

wahh everytime the mega-post come out comparing all the same cakes. good! yeah i had the epicurious carrot cake the last time i went there and i found it to be not bad. of course i haven try a lot of carrot cakes so cant compare. ha

Fen said...

This is Yuan's idea to put all the cakes on the same post... He likes it... I haven't try every single carrot cake in Singapore but will update it when I come across a better one...

Meanwhile, we have enough of carrot cakes, it is just too haunting to eat the same thing for a few weeks...

Thank you for the recommendation of Epicurious... I might drop by to try the rest of their items, Robertson Quay sounds like a pleasant place to unwind...

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