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to think carrot cake should have walnuts in it, not raisins?

(55 Posts)
MardyBra Thu 02-Feb-12 17:15:31

Raisins are like soggy rabbit droppings.

And I like a bit of crunch.

OnlyANinja Thu 02-Feb-12 17:16:38

YABU - carrot cake should have carrots in it.

chopchopbusybusy Thu 02-Feb-12 17:17:24

I'd expect both <greedy>

IUseTooMuchKitchenRoll Thu 02-Feb-12 17:17:56

YABU. I like raisins more than walnuts. I have to pick them out of carrot cake.

MardyBra Thu 02-Feb-12 17:18:00

Well obviously carrots too. And I like those little carrot things on the top to show that it's carrot cake.

YonSeaCow Thu 02-Feb-12 17:18:07

YABU, as it should be sultanas AND walnuts.

Raisins are awful, so on that YANBU.

MrsMumf Thu 02-Feb-12 17:18:21


ElusiveCamel Thu 02-Feb-12 17:19:45

YANBU about the raisins, but YABU wanting it to have walnuts. HTH smile

MardyBra Thu 02-Feb-12 17:19:49

Maybe they were sultanas that I had earlier. They all get classified as "dried fruit hell".

OnlyANinja Thu 02-Feb-12 17:20:18

Are you sure it wasn't currants?

ChitChatFlyingby Thu 02-Feb-12 17:20:19

Nah, neither. I add mixed nuts!

YonSeaCow Thu 02-Feb-12 17:20:54

Ewww currants

glenthebattleostrich Thu 02-Feb-12 17:20:58

YANBU, I've just eaten a carrot cake with vanilla frosting and raisins. Was very odd and just a bit wrong

aldiwhore Thu 02-Feb-12 17:21:03

I prefer sultanas to raisins.

But definitely has to have nuts in.

susiedaisy Thu 02-Feb-12 17:22:11

Currants raisins and sultanas vile vile vile shouldn't be in any damn cake!!! angry


Bunbaker Thu 02-Feb-12 17:24:47

YABU. Carrot cake shouldn't have any fruit or nuts in at all, just carrots and the other ingredients that make up a cake.

FelixCited Thu 02-Feb-12 17:25:02

Carrots , coconut, raisins and chopped walnuts on top of frosting IMHO smile

LaFilleSurLePont Thu 02-Feb-12 17:26:11

YABU.It should have neither. Raisins and walnuts are vile.

MrsBovary Thu 02-Feb-12 17:27:05

Yanbu. I dislike it when dried fruit has been added. Also pineapple, I'm surprised how often that seems to be present too.

OnlyANinja Thu 02-Feb-12 17:28:46

I am about to make some chocolate brownie with cherries in that were previously used to make cherry vodka.

Thought you'd like to know smile

mathanxiety Thu 02-Feb-12 17:29:18

I have always put lightly toasted walnuts in the cream cheese frosting on top of mine but I leave the cakes plain, no raisins or anything else.

Finallyfinally Thu 02-Feb-12 17:30:04

I've never got it about carrot cake. The topping / middle is always so sweet I end up feeling queasy.

lottiegb Thu 02-Feb-12 17:30:29

I'd be upset if it didn't have walnuts on top at least. Sultanas are usual I think.

mrspepperpotty Thu 02-Feb-12 17:31:00

Hungry now

mathanxiety Thu 02-Feb-12 17:33:02

The best filling for carrot cake imo is canolli filling made with ricotta and just a little sugar. Otherwise you will OD on sugar. That is if you must make layers -- a sheet cake suits the rustic style of the carrot cake better.

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