Saturday, April 25, 2009

LEAVE A COMMENT, WIN A CARROT CAKE!!!

Happy birthday to my friend Laura!!
This carrot cake was made by request, and I couldn't have been happier to do it! I had not made a carrot cake in a long time, and I don't think I've ever bothered to decorate one, so it was fun!



I couldn't decide how big I wanted to make the cake, so I ended up with extra, enough to make a mini!!
And I had a great idea; if you would like this amazing carrot cake to be yours, leave me a comment on this blog today (saturday), and obviously if you're in the area surrounding fremont. At the end of the day I'll pick a winner!!!
LEAVE A COMMENT, WIN A CARROT CAKE!!!



I'll attempt to give you a recipe for this cake..

For the cake..
I used a box mix of carrot cake, follow the recipe, then add 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts), 2 carrots finely shredded, and if you would like, some fresh ginger zest.
This recipe is a cheat recipe, but it's so amazing.

For the cream cheese frosting:
2 packages cream cheese
1 T. vanilla
6 T. melted butter
2 c. powdered sugar

Mix the cream cheese, vanilla, and butter thoroughly. Add the powdered sugar 1/2 c. at a time until fully incorporated. Refrigerate for an hour or so before you frost the cake.

I usually use 2 cake round pans; then when frosting, both cakes are cut in half. This allows for 3 layers of filling or frosting. The first layer (bottom) I use cream cheese, next layer (middle) I used apricot jam, the last layer, cream cheese frosting.

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10 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! Man I wish I lived closer to Fremont right now!

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  2. Of course we love anything that you cook.

    Your Mama

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  3. Carrot cake brings back memories of my wedding day!!! My mom chose to serve carrot cake at our reception. I didn't know Jim didn't like carrot cake, until the day of our wedding. As we did the traditional, feed each other a bite of cake, he graciously managed to swallow a small bite of cake. He thinks vegetables in a dessert is just wrong! Needless to say, that was the last time he ate carrot cake. Personally, I LOVE IT!!! Your carrot cake looks delicious! You amaze me how you can make something taste as delicious as it looks. As I was looking at your blog last night, my mouth was watering over the chocolate covered strawberries! YUMMY!!! YOU GO GIRL!!!

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  4. Cindy left the comment about my carrot cake wedding day memories! :)

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  5. oh man! I just have to say I have been following your blog for awhile and every single thing you make is starred in my Google Reader. I can't wait to try everything! I don't know if you remember me but I think I worked with you 1 day at the nametag source when I was in labor...

    Emily Judd- oh and I don't live near fremont :-(

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  6. if i win, you can just come fly out to utah and bring it to me :)

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  7. uncool....can't you hand deliver it?!?!? ;)

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  8. So you asked me if I wanted carrot cake. Well here is my request.
    ryan

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  9. pick me! :)
    -karla

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