This is a square, two-layer carrot cake with a double amount of cream cheese frosting for my nephew's birthday. He will be 16. He isn't YET, as of this writing. But he will be. Too, too soon for my sister.
Anyway, Calvin loves carrot cake, so that's what he got this year. My hands (carpal tunnel) have been bothering me a bit lately, so my decorating leaves something to be desired.
But trust me. The cake? The frosting? Not a thing wrong there.
I used the recipes for "Bill's Big Carrot Cake" from Dorie Greenspan's book Baking: From My Home to Yours, but I doubled the frosting ingredients because there didn't seem to be enough the first time I made it. After all, one can never have too much cream cheese frosting.
I'm pretty sure Calvin liked the cake.