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East_detroit
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 3:21 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where is the best carrot cake in Detroit?
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Jcole
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 5:16 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Somebody's mother's house?
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Downriviera
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 8:02 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I liked the carrot cake at J Alexander, served warm, very tasty.
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Tkierpiec
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 8:24 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good question! I can't even think of a single place in Detroit that sells/serves it. I make a killer carrot cake but not very often, I hate shredding the carrots. :-)

Zingerman's Bakeshop in Ann Arbor sells whole carrot cakes (2 different sizes) - they are expensive, like everything else Zingerman's makes. But absolutely delicious. Even better is the Hummingbird Cake. My teeth ache just thinking of it, but in a good way. Jeez, now I'm hungry!
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Ombili
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:01 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't know the name, but the bakery in the Eastern Market, on the corner of Russell and Mack has a wonderful carrot cake. You can order them whole or buy the slice.
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Gannon
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:20 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That would be the Milano bakery...I never had anything from them that was poorly done, their brownies are to die for...maybe literally!
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Jat44
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 9:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Try Vince & Joe's market out in Shelby Township........they have the best Carrot Cake around!!!!!
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Stikine
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The very best carrot cake,...bar none,...is from Josefs in Grosse Pointe. Excellent! Dreamy! To die for!
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Thefishwrap
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Posted on Saturday, March 21, 2009 - 10:04 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

big fan of the carrot cake at Traffic Jam and Snug over here.
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Gistok
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Stikine, haven't had Josefs carrot cake, but if it's like their other cakes, Black Forest Torte, Chocolate Mousse Torte, Rum Torte, etc.. then you are right!
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Gdub
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 1:01 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Slows had a good carrot cake their first year, then changed all the desserts.
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Smogboy
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Sweet Lorraine's has some decent carrot cake. Granted it's not like I try carrot cake all around town but that was the last place I had it and it was pretty good- as is with most things Sweet Lorraine's.
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Gazhekwe
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If we are moving out from the city, Pasquale's on Woodward and 13 and Pronto on Washington in Royal Oak both have really good carrot cake. I give the edge to Pasquale's.

Oops, I forgot, Sweet Lorraine is downtown. Sorry for going off topic. (Red face)

(Message edited by gazhekwe on March 22, 2009)
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Alfie1a
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

my mom's house. :-)
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Detroiterbychoice
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 9:22 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You guys are all wrong. I have long searched for the best carrot cake.

For purchase: Milano Bakery in eastern market
Recipe: There is one in that eastern market cookbook. Its awesome....
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Paczki
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 10:31 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Costco
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Detourdetroit
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 2:12 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Reen's Cakes & Things at 17400 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48227.

Delicious!!!
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Lodgedodger
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Posted on Sunday, March 22, 2009 - 2:55 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My carrot cake beats them all. I use baby food carrots to enhance the flavor of the grated carrots.
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Ndmom
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 8:36 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Izzy's - on Harper between 8-9 Mile Rds. But that restaurant has closed recently and I don't think the bakery across the street ever opened. Heard maybe Izzy's is opening another restaurant at 13 and Little Mack.
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Dissolvedgirl3
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Definately have to second the Sweet Lorraine's recommendation. Kind of expensive but worth every bite if you're looking for only top notch cake. Also, the portions are huge!
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Jcsuperstar
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Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 9:58 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Who puts vegetables in a cake?
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Gannon
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 2:12 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Heh, yeah...it took me until 23 to even TRY it.

Happened on my first flight, too...and with pre-packaged and slightly-stale commercial stuff.

I was apparently SO happily surprised by it, at least three of my neighbors volunteered theirs...probably to quiet my gleeful praise over the damn stuff!


I've almost sampled pumpkin pie...avoided it for the same reason, especially while there remain perfectly good chocolates willing to die for my dessert pie filling and cakes...and I was BORN on Thanksgiving.


Cheers
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Hardhat
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Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 - 8:32 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Awrey's.
They have an outlet store on Farmington Rd., between Plymouth and Schoolcraft in Livonia.
It might be in supermarkets, too. Their carrot cake is tasty and inexpensive.

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