Friday, November 02, 2007

Cake and Bake

I'm not really into sweets so much. Birthdays are always hard for me because I have a hard time deciding what kind of cake I want. Sometimes I get birthday pie. One of my favorite cakes however is Carrot Cake. I don't know why. Maybe because it has veggies in it. Maybe because its not as sweet as chocolate or white cake. Whatever the reason, I really enjoy it.

When I'm having a rough time I find myself in the kitchen. The worse a day/week/month/year, the more baking/cooking I do. For some reason I really needed cake this week. Well, I know the reason - and I really needed cake this week. So I made carrot cake.


I make a really good carrot cake. A really really good carrot cake. A forget all your troubles kind of carrot cake.

I already feel better.

Carrot Cake
2 cups AP flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups canola oil
2 eggs
4 cups grated carrots
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
11 oz. cream cheese
4 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tsp vanilla

1) Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour 2 9" cake pans.
2) Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in food processor.
3) In large bowl beat together sugar, oil and eggs with a mixer on medium, until well blended.
4) Beat flour mixture into egg mixture until just blended.
5) Stir in carrots and coconut.
6) Evenly divide batter into prepared pans. Bake in heated oven 40 minutes. Cool completely in pans on wire racks.
7) In medium bowl beat cream cheese and butter until blended with mixer on medium.
8) Add confectioners' sugar, beat until mixture is smooth
9) Add vanilla
10) Place one cake layer on serving platter. Spread with about 3/4 cup frosting. Place second layer on top. Spread top with remaining frosting.

9 comments:

  1. A forget-all-your-troubles kind of carrot cake.

    Love it.

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  2. I don't think there is any better kind of carrot cake :) I hope it made your troubles go away.

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  3. Where was this fabu carrot cake last week? And where can I go about ordering a forget all your troubles carrot cake?

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  4. Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaang that looks like good carrot cake. I am salivating.

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  5. Looks awesome. I love carrot cake too.

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  6. We need a GTG for that carrot cake!

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  7. I AM CURREMTLY EATIMG A TOO-SMALL PIECE OF THIS CAKE AMD I WILL VOUCH THAT IT IS THE BESTTTTTT CARROT CAKE I'VE EVER HAD IM MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. damn, I should have taken a piece home also.

    :P

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