Hard to believe this recipe hasn't made it up here yet! Thanks to Claire, it's finally getting its place of honor. I tried a lot of carrot cake recipes, and slowly evolved my own over time. This one, if I do say so myself, is perfect. We've been making it for a couple of decades now. It's a darn big cake, so it's a good recipe to use for a big birthday party or family gathering.
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon grated orange peel (fresh orange zest is best, but dried peel can be used)