Lloyd’s Carrot Cake
Lloyd’s Carrot Cake is a tiny shop located in East Harlem. Best known for his Carrot Cake, Lloyd also has won over the neighborhood with his Red Velvet and German Chocolate cakes. Lloyd Adams has now passed on the business to his wife Betty and she still uses his mother’s old recipes with fresh wholesome ingredients. I decided on a slice of classic Carrot Cake to try my first time around. They serve their slices with or without nuts and raisins, which I thought was very considerate. Raisins I could do without, but nuts always add a delightful crunch, so bring on the nuts! Sadly, I was not overwhelmed by Lloyd’s. My slice was fresh and very moist, so that was nice, but in general I was just bored in flavor and aesthetic. The most prominent spice I tasted in the cake was ginger and the frosting definitely could have used more punch. I guess I was just expecting to experience the “best slice of carrot cake I ever had” at a place named for the dessert. I also much prefer a 2 or 3 layer cake with frosting separating the layers instead of a single layer cake. It not only looks prettier but I enjoy having the ability to have a little frosting with each bite of cake. One nice thing was that this slice only set me back $3! Most cupcakes these days are more than that! But, all in all I wasn’t thrilled by Lloyd’s and don’t see myself being a repeat costumer.