My Dad’s Favorite Carrot Cake

For quite a while, I spent a lot of time on Amtrak commuting between Philly and DC. I spent those luxurious hours listening to podcasts and reading cooking magazines. When I came upon a recipe for the “best carrot cake,” I dogeared the page and resolved to bake the cake for father’s day. My dad loves this one particular carrot cake from a diner in Philadelphia, with shaved chocolate around the outside, cream cheese icing, and cute orange carrots made … Continue reading

Julia Child’s Chocolate Icing

Note: I’d say it’s a coincidence that this post appears on Julia Child’s 100th birthday, but I don’t believe in coincidences. When I need a specific recipe, I frequently forget to check the growing collection of cookbooks I have and instead turn immediately to the Internet. But when I needed a quick recipe for chocolate icing, the Internet had far too many options. To the bookshelf I went, and of course, Julia Child delivered. This chocolate icing was exactly what … Continue reading