Anyhoo, we were talking about Lotte's birthday.
As I said in this post, I am trying to get better at cake decorating. When I saw this post at Girl Inspired I wanted to try it. So today, because it is Labor Day and hubby is home,(meaning he had the kiddos) I thought I would practice. Carrot cake is his favorite so he was happy to watch them so I could bake.
I like the way it turned out. Fun ruffles for a cute little girl. I also practiced some flowers but they didn't turn out so well, so no photo. I might do this one for Lotte's birthday. I can never decided! I do like this one too hmmm. ( Also from Girl Inspired) So many choices!
I wanted to share with you the best carrot cake recipe ever!! A few years ago my Aunt Margo put together a family recipe book. I LOVE it. I use it often. It has recipes in it that I wouldn't have any other way.
The carrot cake recipe comes from Aunt Margo. I tweaked it a little hope you don't mind Aunt Margo.
- 1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp. ginger
- 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut (optional)
- 2 cups shredded raw carrots
- 1/2 - 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
- 1 (8oz) can tidbits or crushed pineapple (drained)
I used 2 8 inch cake pans greased and floured. Baked at 350 for 30 to 40 mins. or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cream Cheese Frosting: (I double this for a round cake)
- 1/2 stick butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 TBSP milk (if to thick)
Thanks for hanin' out.
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