18. Catch-Style Carrot Cake from The Catch
How sweet it is!
Anne Marie Panoringan
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Dessert. That point during a meal where no matter how full you already are, compartments in your stomach somehow open up and create more room for it. It's a miracle, we tell ya! And it shouldn't be taken for granted. You can go cool with gelato, or piping hot like a Grand Marnier souffle. On this particular occasion, we like it hot.
We know you're probably wondering what makes this carrot cake worth writing about. Isn't The Catch known for steak and beer? Yes, it is. Although this new addition to their dessert selection is some kind of wonderful-- we could not overlook it.
Baked to order in a cast iron skillet, this dish packs some heat when it's brought to your table. Like any good book or film, the chef manages to incorporate a couple of twists. Pineapple bits are incorporated into the batter, giving bursts of extra sweetness in every bite. Then it's finished with cream cheese frosting, candied pecans and a carrot tuile. Oh, we almost forgot to mention the Bacardi 151 sauce drizzled all over. If food porn had a taste, this would be it. Boozy desserts are simply the best, making this one more entry for our illustrious countdown.
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