I am planning to create a carrot cake that should be a bit different from what people usually think of when they think of carrot cake.
Please note: This is not a recipe request! My carrot cake recipe consists of the usual stuff cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts...and of course carrots. The frosting is classically cream cheese. The purpose of this question is more to ask for classic flavor combinations or well knows flavor combinations. I want to be creative, but not too bold. Basically I just want to add different textures and bit of a fruity and fresh flavor to it, so:
- What do you think about a layer of raspberry gel inside the cake?
- What do you think about a layer of orange gel inside the cake, maybe with a bit of ginger?
- What do you think about a passionfruit layer? Maybe together with the orange?
- Do you think a bit of lemon and basil or mint in the frosting could be used to create a refreshing aftertaste?