Topic: Carrot Cake too sugary - how do I adjust
Hi, I am new to the site and hope someone can help me out.
I made a carrot cake for my cousins house-warming party upon his request. Everyone loved it but they could only eat a small quantity as they said it was too sweet. Now, I didn't try it as firstly, carrot cake has never appealed to me and secondly, it contained walnuts which I'm allergic to. So, I don't know how much to adjust the sweetness by and how I would even do that. I was told the cake was very sweet. (It's the Hummingbird recipe).
My cousin wants me to make it again for a dinner party but has asked me to reduce the sweetness. The recipe called for 300g of soft light brown sugar. I read a tip saying to reduce the sweetness, use half light brown sugar and half muscavado sugar.
Would this work or does anyone have any other tips?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by MariB (16-12-2011 04:49:30)