Friday, September 25, 2009

Show Us Your Life: Desserts


The Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life topic this week is desserts. Mommy rocks at these! She says she could bake desserts every single day...and then eat every single bite all by herself.

She is the go-to women for desserts in our family, with the most requested dessert being carrot cake.
Here is her recipe:

For the Cake
2 cups flour
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cups sugar
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten
2 cups grated carrots
1 (8-oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
½ cup chopped pecans

Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Add the sugar, oil, and eggs, mixing well. Stir in the carrots, pineapple, and pecans. Pour into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until the layers test done.

For the Frosting
¾ cup butter, softened
12 oz cream cheese, softened
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ (1-pound) packages confectioners’ sugar
1 ½ cup chopped pecans
Zest of 1 orange

Cream the butter, cream cheese, and vanilla in a mixer bowl until light and fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar gradually, beating well after each addition. Stir in the pecans and orange zest. May add a small amount of orange juice to achieve desired spreading consistency.

To assemble: Spread the frosting between each layer and over the top and side of the cake.

Again, Mommy apologizes for not having pictures of this tasty treat. I will try to remind her to get that camera out when she makes it for Grandma's birthday next month.


Connie said...

can't wait to try this. I love Carrot Cake.