Carrot Cake With Mascarpone Maple Cream
This is a very old recipe of my mother's and is on the lighter side. Chopped walnuts sprinkled at the bottom of the mold pan decorates the top of the cake. A dollop of Mascarpone cream or cream cheese topping on the side or as a filling keeps the filling moist and prevents it from drying out and cracking.
NOTE: When baking, put the larger pan on the rack in the oven, pour the hot water in the pan and place your cake pan into it. This way you don’t risk dropping the hot water or splashing water into your cake batter. It is much safer than doing it on the counter and bringing it to the stove.
Two mold pans can be used instead of one. Fill the center of the cake with your Cream cheese or Mascarpone cream filling.