Best carrot cake

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Shanna Gillette
Best carrot cake

Let’s be very picky about cake; most are too dry or without complex flavor. You can constantly look for cake in restaurants that is worth eating and almost never find it. Recently, that changed. This carrot cake is the quintessential classic. The moist cake has great flavor, with carrots balancing complex spice and the sweetness of dark, plump raisins. The cream cheese icing is luscious, and the combination implants a lasting memory. Sigh! 4703 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 813-231-6800,

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Jon Palmer Claridge

Jon Palmer Claridge—Tampa Bay's longest running, and perhaps last anonymous, food critic—has spent his life following two enduring passions, theatre and fine dining. He trained as a theatre professional (BFA/Acting; MFA/Directing) while Mastering the Art of French Cooking from Julia Child as an avocation. He acted...
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