Tuesday, May 15, 2007


We had lots to celebrate this weekend. It was Mother's Day...I didn't have to work and it was Jeffrey's Birthday. I made his favorite, Carrot Cake...and decorated the top with Martha Stewart Pennants from Michaels. On the two blank ones I stamped "Happy Birthday Jeffrey." It was all fun to make. The recipe is from Southern Living and it is delicious. The only thing I would suggest, would be to make 2 - 9" layers..instead of the three layers...or increase the recipe half.

Birthday Boy

Carrot Cake

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake

3 c. of shredded carrots
2 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 c. sugar
1 t. ground cinnamon
4 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1 t. vanilla extract

* Grease three 9-inch cake pans and line with wax paper, grease and flour wax paper (DO THIS...it makes a HUGE difference)
* Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl, add eggs, oil and vanilla, stirring until blended. Pour into pans
* Bake at 350 degrees for 25 mins. or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 mins., remove from pans and cool on racks.
*Ice with cream cheese frosting

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 16-ounce confectioners sugar
1 t. vanilla extract

*Beat cream cheese and butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy, gradually add sugar, beating well. Stir in vanilla.

Southern Living, 1997 Annual Recipes, p. 330


Jeffrey said...

It was a delicious cake

Anonymous said...

I agree with you, Son, Natalie did good. The cake was deeeelicious. Thanks Natalie for all you did for Mother's Day and Jeffrey's birthday.