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the best carrot cake ever…



I never really understood the concept of carrot cake. Why would anyone want vegetables in a meal that is supposed to be an escape from healthy?!? I never understood, that is, until I tried the best carrot cake ever from Truluck's. I have actually never been to this seafood, steak, and crab house. But my husband often has work rendezvous there, so I have had the unexpected pleasure of having the doggie bag version of this heavenly concoction.

Not only is it moist, rich and creamy…but the spiced candied nuts sprinkled ever so sweetly on top offer an extra crunch and zing of spice that just sends it all over the edge. I really don't know what else to tout other than its mind-blowing qualities and its instant ability to make a bad day turn good. If you're in San Diego and need a little escape, dive right into this slab of heaven and you won't be sorry…

{photo by Oh Joy}


  1. What is that caramely looking goodness that is drizzled over it? I love the taste of carrot cakes but am forever OFFENDED by their need to declare what they are -with that iced little carrot that is ALWAYS on top..grr..This cake looks very if only Truluck delivered to the East Coast…

  2. Wow this looks great! I live on the other side of the country so I can’t really stop by for a bite to eat but I’ve got the sudden urge to make some carrot cake now.

  3. wow wow wow. although i’m eating a slice of red velvet cheesecake…i could totally go for this now toO!

  4. History
    Carrots have been used in sweet cakes since the medieval period, during which time sweeteners were scarce and expensive, while carrots, which contain more sugar than any other vegetable besides the sugar beet, were much easier to come by and were used to make sweet desserts.[2] The popularity of carrot cake was likely revived in Britain because of rationing during the Second World War.[3]
    Carrot cakes first became commonly available in restaurants and cafeterias in the United States in the early 1960s. They were at first a novelty item, but people liked them so much that carrot cake became standard dessert fare.[citation needed] In 2005, the American-based Food Network listed carrot cake, with its cream-cheese icing, as number five of the top five fad foods of the 1970s.
    So now you understand the concept of carrot cake.
    Zipi, Israel

  5. carrots keep the cake moist i think?
    the beauty of this carrot cake: LAYERING of the cake/frosting ratio. looks mental!! 🙂

  6. I loved the photo so much I visited Truluck’s website and saw that they have probably the best happy hour deal I’ve ever seen (and I’m a happy hour hopper!)!


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