I have been working a long time on this recipe. The favorite cake of my little sister was a bit of a challenge, but in the end, I did come to a result, that is perfect for me and much more important, for my little sister, the hardest carrot cake critic in the world.
Thanks to the fresh apple compote, the cake is super moist. And believe me, it is worth the effort to buy a fresh coconut and smash it with a hammer.
„Quatre Epices“ is a spice mixture including white pepper, dried ginger, nutmeg and cloves (you can also mix it by yourself if you want) and gives the cake in combination with the cream cheese frosting the real „Carrot Cake“ Taste (or „Gschmäckle“ as we say in Franconia) .
It tastes even better on the second day.