I am wondering if I am the only one that thought a carrot-tangerine cake sounded like a strange combination?? I mean, I would never put those two together…ever..but one thing I have learned from this blogging/baking experience is that everything in these cookbooks is worth a try…even if it sounds strange.
Basically, this is a butter cake with fresh tangerine flavoring and carrots for coloring. I am not sure the carrots did anything else other than give the cake specs of color, but I could be wrong. I opted to add the tangerine glaze, which was amazing.
My tasters and I were all in agreement that we were skeptical, but this was the tastiest, moistest cake we could remember having in a long time. It was so good I can see it being a requested dessert. I am not sure I would go through the grating of the carrot again though. I would probably just not add that in and call mine a Tangerine Cake. 🙂