Healthy cake or healthy carrot cake for your lying soul. Not really lying, my grandmother used to say carrot is good for you. And it is. Specially inside of the best cake you can imagine. And MAKE. So…
Hello my dear readers. I know you are always asking this question…
Carrot Cake – Do you want to know how to make it?
I know , you do. So let’s start our baking show. And to start baking show we need to buy ingredients or we need to do my favorite activity called SHOPPING. And for shopping you need the list or I like to call it…
Shopping List for the best cake
How to make Carrot Cake
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/2 TBSP vanilla extract
2 cups flour (AP)
1/2 TBSP cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 ground cloves
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups finely grated carrots
1 cup walnuts
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cheese
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup icing sugar
Instructions for Carrot Cake
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Line 9×13 with aluminum foil.
Whisk 3 eggs, 1 cup brow sugar, 1/3 cup sugar and 3/4 cup oil.
Add 1/2 TBSP vanilla and mix it.
In a separate bowl, sift 2 cup AP flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 TBSP cinnamon, 1/4 salt, 1/4 cloves, 1/2 tsp baking soda.
Then add flour mixture to the eggs/oil/sugar mixture.
Mix everything together.
You are almost done. Just add 2 cups grated carrot and 1 cup walnut.
Mix all ingredients together.
Pour the mixture into 9×13 pan.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 F or until toothpick inserted into center cake comes clean.
Carrot Cake Frosting
Beat 8 oz cheese and 1 1/3 icing sugar and then add 1 tsp vanilla extract.
In a bowl #2 whip 1 3/4 cups heavy cream until thick and fluffy.
When I laugh with my friends I called him Bill Cosby and by him I I mean “psycho boss”.
You know the type: charming, controlling freak, narcissists and masters of deception. One of my favorite explanation is the following
“Psychopaths operate from a warped moral code and experience little to no guilt or remorse over telling lies. These bosses are skilled at avoiding accountability and have a Teflon-like capability to deflect blame. They lie, omit information, rephrase the truth, and misrepresent facts. They take credit for ideas that they did not come up with.”
So, how many of you have this kind of experience every day in your life? And how do you deal with it?
For me I like to bake. Baking is the perfect escape from my cold reality. I can even create perfect little creatures in this fictional life and I can make them from anything I like…like ginger
and there you have it…perfect little ginger people with the big heart in the middle. (Reality, eat your heart out)
In this baking escape I like to make cake that my grandmother made for me every week when I was a child.
It is my favorite and the best cake ever – THE CARROT CAKE.
My grandmother used to make different version of her basic recipe. It can be with cheese or with chocolate icing.
There are so much memory connected to this cake and very often when I need something to “hold on” and forget “reality” I make this cake.
And it makes me smile. I love the color, I love the taste and I love to pretend that I am eating the healthiest cake ever made..The Carrot Cake.
And because of memory of my grandmother I like to share this recipe with you.
I know somewhere she is watching over me and saying: “Still your favorite cake…” Yes, grandma still my favorite cake.
Thank you for the recipe…and the memory.
Now, I need to start making carrot cake. The version that I selected today is carrot cake with cheese frosting.
My grandmother used to make very special frosting with secret ingredients.
Her secret ingredients was apple sauce and strawberries.
You will find yourself making this cake all the time.
Quick and easy, it will become your family favorite!
For this recipe you need the usual ingredients: flour, sugar, oil, eggs, cinnamon, walnuts, cheese, apple sauce, strawberries, vanilla, baking soda and salt.
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