Saturday, April 25, 2009


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!!!

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

  2. Of course we love anything that you cook.

    Your Mama

  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!!!

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

  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 :-(

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

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

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

  9. pick me! :)