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Vertical Layer Carrot Cake - Izy Hossack - Top With Cinnamon
Vertically layered cakes (sometimes called vertical stripe cakes) are SO COOL. I’ve made them a few times now and every time I find them way easier than making a usual layer cake since you don’t really need a crumb-coat step. Plus they look amazing! They look like some serious magical effort has gone into them, but really the whole thing is basically just a short, very wide roll cake sat upright. I’ve made vanilla and chocolate versions in the past but I also wanted to try out a different flavour. I made this vertically layered carrot cake a last year for my family for our Easter dessert (gotta have carrot cake at Easter) and we all loved it. I didn’t get round to posting the recipe so I remade it this year for Mother’s day. I also tweaked the recipe slightly to make it bit easier. I had made a carrot puree before and folded that into the batter which worked really well. However, that’s a whole other annoying step to add to cake baking (no one really wants to have to boil and puree carrots, do they?) so I tried it out with very finely grated carrot and it …