Here’s what happened after carrot cake met carrot halwa, the milky, long-cooking, spoonably-soft confection common in South Asia. Raisins, cinnamon, and cream cheese frosting made way for brown-butter pistachios, cardamom, and sticky carrot glaze and the rest of their romance was history. Take your time when streaming the butter into the whipped egg and sugar mixture—you want to create a creamy emulsion, as when making a vinaigrette. If you go too quickly, you’ll end up with a greasy batter.
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