Tuesday, September 29, 2009

what's cooking wednesday - carrot cake

I don't make this carrot cake often and I'm not sure why because it is delicious, so says me and the lovely judges at the fair this past weekend. Yep, another award winning cake for me. And since I'm a giving kind of girl I'm going to share the recipe with all of you.

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

3 cups grated carrot
4 eggs
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups white sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 cup golden raisins

Beat together the eggs, oil and white sugar. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices. Add the carrots and raisins. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and mix well. Pour batter into a well greased bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 60 - 70 minutes or until done.

Frost with Cream cheese icing...

2 8oz bricks of cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a medium bowl cream together cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla and the gradually mix in icing sugar. Store in the fridge after use.

Recipe notes: I make only one small change. I skip the nutmeg and make it a 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon. Maybe a little more. Make it for Thanksgiving dinner. You won't be sorry!

What is What's Cooking Wednesday and how can I play?

What's cooking Wednesday was born out of a desire to get out of that what's for dinner rut. Playing is easy, on Wednesday post a recipe that has been tried and tested by you and then pop over here and add your name to the Mr. Linky. When entering your name also add the name of the recipe in brackets and make sure you link to your What's Cooking Wednesday post and not just your blog's front page. *All front page links will be deleted!* Don't make me be a jerk. And don't forget to link back here, the home of What's Cooking Wednesday.

So for example I would write Shan (Speedy Chicken Stir Fry) in the name section. For the URL section I would post this: http://shanrev.blogspot.com/2007/10/whats-cooking-wednesday-speedy-chicken.html

I'll let you in on a little secret, my WCW recipes are almost never made on a Wednesday. So feel free to cook and photograph whenever you have time and join us posting on Wednesday


Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Oh my, I *love* carrot cake. Congrats on your win!

I didn't do a WCW per se this week, but I have posted my half of the O Foods for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month roundup of recipes...lots to drool over :D

Mommy Project said...

Thanks for sharing your award winning recipe. I love carrot cake, but never think to make it. I will definitely be making this one.

Way to go Martha!! I mean, way to go Shan!!!

Unknown said...

CONGRATS!!! I loved to enter my baked goods in the State Fair. My husband couldn't believe I could do something like that. He thought I was putting my recipes on the line. I did it for the fun and excitement of it all. I don't enter anymore, because my Lupus makes it to hard for me. I glad you shared all your ribbons with me. Hope you get many more in the years to come. CONGRATS!!! again.

septembermom said...

Congrats! I needed a carrot cake recipe :) Looks good.

Betsy Hart said...

WOO HOO FOR YOU! Congrats on the win! :)


I sent 2 larger boxes of corn bread mix with Mini Me. My Mom didn't read my letter all the way through. She thought she was supposed to cook the corn bread for Mini Me. Sorry. We'll try that again.