To CHEF!!! Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeffffffffffff. Happy Birthday to you.
The man only wants one thing (no not that - well that but shh thats later). He wants CARROT CAKE. I figrue why not share it with you all too. Cause I am just all sweet like that you know.
So here's what you need: 2 c of flour , 2 c of sugar, 3 tsp of Cinnamon, 1 tsp of salt, 1 1/2 c veggie oil, 4 eggs, 3 c grated carrots, 1 c chopped nuts (we're using almonds) and 1 tsp of vanilla. If you are at a high alt (like me) I suggest adding an additional 4 tbls of flour. Yes I have more carrots then that but see by the time I thought to take picks I had already mixed them in. OPPS.
Shift all of the dry ingrediants together. Stir in the oil and adding one egg at a time mix well. Add in the carrots, nuts and vanilla and mix. Here it is....doesn't it look yummy. Well it obviously can't cook in this so...
Much better. Now we can get cooking. At 350 degrees for about 60mins folks.
Oh man the poor bowl is feeling lonely now. Good thing I can resue her for the frosting later today.
I will be back to add on when the cake is finished baking and I get the frosting all made and the cake all dressed. No nekkid cakes around here please. So come on back!
Okay so on to the oh so yummy frosting. *drool*
Here's what you need. One 8oz pkg of Cream Cheese, 2 c of Powdered Sugar (yes it IS walmart brand - keeping it real here people), 1 tsp of vanilla extract and 2 tbls of butter.
Toss them together and mix well. (I use a glove to sqwish it all together cause a spoon ain't cutting it) Here you have it. Makes a lot I tell you.
Slap that sucker on top of the cool carrot cake (I have done it while still warm before - it just makes the frosting nice and runny - which is all good too) Chef and I don't do sweets all that much so thats why there doesn't seem to be a ton of frosting on the cake - there isn't and it's okay if you're into that you can add more. Sprinkled some of the extra carrots on top.
Look at that baby. YUM!