I always try to eat delicious food. Unfortunately I don't have that much money, so I have to cook a lot of it at home. But thats OK because I love cooking and I love eating at home with my wife. This is a website with my favorite recipes and a little bit of commentary.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Carrot Cake Test

When I was back in Iowa we ate at a restaurant that had really good carrot cake. It was so good, in fact, that people at the table asked if they could buy a whole one. Intrigued, I decided to try my hand at carrot cake. I decided to make 1 layer of a 2 layer cake as a taste test. The cake at the restaurant was served chilled and with a cream cheese frosting. I found a basic recipe online and modified it to be tastier.

Carrot Cake

1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup flour
1 t baking soda
3/4 t baking soda
3/4 t salt
1 t cinnamon
1 t ground ginger
1/2 t nutmeg
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup vegi oil
2 eggs
1/2 c apple sauce
1/2 c shredded coconut
1/4 cup black walnuts

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix until smooth. Bake in a 9 inch greased cake pan at 350 degrees for about 1/2 hour until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Let cake cool and ice with cream cheese frosting. Place in the fridge to cool.