Published : 15/04/2009 19:30:20
Categories : Party Food and Drinks
If you're looking for a recipe for carrot cake birthday cake but you want something that is a little different from the run of the mill carrot concoction, try a kugel carrot cake with a rich creamy frosting. For this carrot cake birthday cake, you will need 4 small jars of carrot baby food. This ingredient often surprises people and makes them crinkle their nose at the thought, but it makes for a sweet carrot cake with half the effort. Besides, if it's good enough to feed our babies why wouldn't we be comfortable eating it ourselves?
Simply mix 1 1/2 to 2 cups of sugar with 2 eggs, 2 cups of flour, and beat well. Some people choose to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Once your initial ingredients have been well beaten, add the baby food jars and mix well. Then you simply grease a pan, bake it for about an hour in a 350 degree oven, and use the clean knife test to ensure it has cooked all the way through. You do have the choice of adding some shredded carrot pieces to the mix before baking, but I think the carrot baby food gives it plenty of carrot taste and a fresh sweetness you can’t get any other way.
For the icing, just whip 1 cup of cream or half and half, ½ pound of softened butter, and 8 cups of sifted icing sugar until you gain the consistency of your choice. Some people choose to add a smidgen of cream cheese for a heavier icing, respectively. For a carrot cake birthday cake like no other, this recipe is top notch.