carrot spice loaf

Yesterday I felt myself slowly coming back to normal from after a month of hectic work. There was no turkey for our Thanksgiving, but we were with good friends, there was good food on the table and glasses of wine and cocktails were poured freely. It was a holiday and it was good to finally relax and sink into happiness. This week I’ll be posting the 2 wonderful recipes I made for our meager dinner, but first, I’ll point you in the direction of Poppytalk where I posted a recipe pretty great carrot spice cake.
It was this carrot cake that helped to sustain me during the craziness of the One of a Kind show that I was preparing for. Need some quick energy? Grab a slice of cake. Quick breakfast before I ran out the door? Yup, eat that cake. Really, this was a muffin recipe that I turned into loaf pan (who wants to fiddle with greasing up muffin cups? Not me!) and I loved it. I have a lot of carrots in my fridge and to my shame, I have never made carrot cake (though I love it something fierce), so when I found a recipe that I liked, I adapted it to suit my needs & my cupboard.

OOPS! Forgot to add the temperature in the recipe, so preheat your oven to 375F and you’ll be good to go.

And while you are checking out Poppytalk, you can even see some photos that Jan snapped of us in front of our booth – while I do look like a giant in those photos, it should be mentioned that the other 2 Hob Snobs are quite short, so I’m not a total freak of nature. As for the show, not only did we sell lots of our crafty stuff, we also won first prize for best booth display! Considering that there were well over 200 other vendors, we were elated that all of our hard work was recognized.

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15 comments to “carrot spice loaf”

  1. 1
    Joanne   October 14, 2009 at 3:19 am

    I knew you would survive! This carrot spice loaf looks like something that would definitely get me out of bed in the morning. I love carrot cake but this looks like a way better breakfast option.

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    stephchows   October 14, 2009 at 7:19 am

    carrot cake: the wicked breakfast of champions! :D

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    Cookie baker Lynn   October 14, 2009 at 8:19 am

    Congrats on winning the best booth display! All your hard work payed off. Your booth does look beautiful! Congrats also on surviving. I love it that carrot cake is what got you through.

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    Bijoux   October 14, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    haha – you are so cute J! Congrats for winning best booth design with your team!
    Yes, you do appear like a 'mighty Aphrodite' in the photos next to your two Hob Snob associates…Joan from Mad Men comes to mind :)
    I love carrot cake mainly for the frosting…I have mentioned before that I am a frosting gal…but I can also enjoy a moist nutty cinnamon-y carrot cake on it's own too!

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    Rita   October 14, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    looks great!

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    liz r.   October 14, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Congratulations on selling lots of stuff and on the first prize! You must be so pleased now that it's over.

    That cake looks good.

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    Amanda Nicole   October 14, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Ooo, I love a good spiced loaf, thank you!

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    hag   October 15, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Congrats on you prize and a good show! I'm sorry I couldn't make it…had some bad news, so wasn't in the mood. I love the look of that loaf, I think I will have to buy myself a bread tin and start baking.

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    Julie   October 15, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I adore Poppytalk. This loaf looks stunning!

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    Lauren   October 15, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    thank you so much for your lovely cards i purchased at the one of a kind show this past weekend. meeting you was very fun and makes reading your blog seem much better somehow. you were exactly as i imagined. welcoming, warm and kind.
    xox your not so anonymous blog reader…
    :) Lauren

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    kickpleat   October 15, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Joanne, this is actually better than a lot of other carrot cakes which always seem to have way too much oil. This is just right!

    Stephchows, I agree :)

    Thanks Lynn, thanks carrot cake ;)

    Amanda Nicole, this is perfectly spicy and works so well this time of year.

    Ahaha, Joan from Mad Men? I'll take that, though you clearly are on drugs! I love cream cheese frosting on carrot cake too, but this is great for breakfast. Smear on some icing for later!

    Thanks Rita.

    Liz, I'm so happy and relieved. Phew! Thanks :)

    Hag, it would have been good to meet up again! Maybe we should have a holiday get-together this season!

    Thanks Julie.

    Aw, Lauren, I'm blushing! I'm so glad to have met you, hooray for coming out of the blog closet, so to speak!

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    eatme_delicious   October 17, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Mm I love carrot muffins/loaves/cakes. This looks awesome. Congratulations on best booth display! Glad the show went well. I should've gone!

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    kickpleat   October 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    eatme, you should have & then we could have finally met! i'll be doing a few more fairs this season, so i'll keep you posted.

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    Frenchie   October 20, 2009 at 7:24 am

    So I was planning on making a carrot cake today, and this was the first picture I clicked on Tastespotting. It sounds so perfect, unfortunately I won't be baking today, but when I do, I have a feeling this is the cake I am going to make.

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    kickpleat   October 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Thanks Frenchie!

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