Monday, August 13, 2007

Finally the carrot cake recipe

Sorry it has taken so long Nana...

Cinnamony carrot cake
2 cups flour
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbsp cinnamon
3 cups carrots
1 cup oil
4 eggs

1. preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2.mix the carrots, oil, eggs, sugar, and cinnamon together
3. mix in the baking soda, baking powder, and flour.
4. either pour into a 13 x 9 inch pan, or into 24 cupcakes ( lined with cupcake liners)
5. bake for 350 for 30 minutes

To make this recipe gluten free I use this flour mix I Can't Believe It's Not Gluten! Gluten-Free Cake Flour Mix

and I know this is your favorite part

to die for cream cheese frosting
8 oz. butter (real butter NOT margarine)
8 oz. neufchatel cheese (its the 1/3rd less fat cream cheese)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
16 oz. powdered sugar

1. Cream the butter and cheese together
2. mix in vanilla
3. sift the powdered sugar into the butter/cheese mixture 1 1/2 cups at a time and blend till creamy.