National Carrot Cake Day: Where to get the best carrot cake in western Massachusetts

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Saturday is National Carrot Cake Day, which is one of America’s favorite cake flavors.

According to the National Day Calender, this cake closely resembles a quick bread from its preparation to its final consistency, as it is a mix of wet and dry ingredients that are made separately before combining.

Creamy frosting, sometimes made with cream cheese, separates the layers and often complements the spice of the cake. Cinnamon and nutmeg also go well with the natural sweetness of carrots, and many bakers add nuts or raisins to their recipes.

Celebrate National Carrot Cake Day with a piece of carrot cake! Yelp has listed the best places to get carrot cake in western Massachusetts:

  1. Mary’s Carrot Cake– 21 Union Street, Pittsfield
  2. Atkins Farms– 1150 West Street, Amherst
  3. Pete’s Sweets– 32 Shaker Road, East Longmeadow
  4. Cerrato’s Pastry Shop– 255 Elm Street, West Springfield
  5. The Roost– 1 Market Street, Northampton
  6. Small Oven– 36 Union Street, Easthampton
  7. Giovanni’s Italian Pastries– 719 Main Street, Agawam
  8. Barstows Dairy Store & Bakery– 172 Hockanum Road, Hadley
  9. La Fiorentina Pastry Shop– 883 Main Street, Springfield
  10. Haven Cafe & Bakery– 8 Franklin Street, Lenox

See the article from WWLP here

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