Richest carrot cake (2008)
My friend Brian is a carrot cake fanatic, and thinks nothing of jumping on his bike and going from Carroll Gardens to the Bronx for his favorite example. Even on hot days, he often finds himself at Concourse Jamaican Bakery. The cake is moist and dense and flecked with tiny bits of carrot, and needs no frosting to achieve its seductive ends. In addition to other Anglo-Caribbean baked goods of high quality, including delicious coconut tarts, Concourse offers such set meals as oxtails, jerk chicken, and escovitch fish, served with rice and peas, of course.