Today it's a Carrot Bundt Cake with
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
It has a secret ingredient that makes it so easy
You can also use other flavors of baby food.
tip: take out the half stick of butter and half brick
of cream cheese now so that they will be softened
when it's time to make the frosting.
Mix the sugar and oil, then beat in the eggs.
Mix in the baby food,
cinnamon, soda, and a pinch of salt.
After the batter is well-mixed, add the flour
and chopped pecans.
Pour into a (greased/floured) sprayed pan.
Bake at 350 for about 50 minutes. Test after 45'
Sides will pull away slightly and the top will spring
back when lightly pressed with a finger. Long
toothpick will come out with a few moist crumbs
(not wet batter). You should be able to smell it!
That always tells me when it's done.
While the cake cools, rinse out the bowl and
beaters to make the lemon cream cheese frosting.
Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes,
then invert onto a cake stand.
Whip until creamy.
Line a short glass with a baggie, folding over
the top and fill with frosting.
Zip it shut and snip off a little of the corner.
You can also just dust the top of the cake with
powdered sugar, but I like the drizzle of frosting.
It's not too much.
Squeeze the bag and pipe it on.
Pretty enough to eat!
Make a pot of coffee or tea and
cut yourself a piece of cake.
I'll probable cut some pieces to freeze,
after all there are only two of us.
Or give a slice to whoever stops by.
That was the yard guy today.
It's very easy, good, and moist.
Lots of flavor options with just
2 jars of baby food.
*Don't forget to save your jars!
Oh Baby! Bundt Cake
2 C sugar
1 C oil
3 XL eggs
2 small jars baby food
(carrot ~ 4oz each)
2 t cinnamon
1 t baking soda
2 C flour
1 C pecans, chopped
Mix oil and sugar. Beat in egg.
Add baby food, cinnamon, soda, and salt.
When well mixed, add flour and nuts.
Bake in a well greased and floured tube or
bundt pan. Bake for 50 minutes, until
sides pull away and toothpick has moist crumbs.
let cool in pan for 15 minutes then invert onto
cake plate. Let cool before frosting or just
dust with powdered sugar.
note* you can make any flavor cake by using
different combinations of baby food.
1 plum + 1 apricot w/ additional
1/4t nutmeg or cloves
2 apricot or 2 peach
2 apple or 1 apple + 1 pear
you get the idea!
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz cream cheese (1/2 brick)
2 oz butter (1/2 stick)
1 t vanilla
1 T lemon juice
2 C powdered sugar
Have butter and cream cheese at room temp.
Beat with beaters. Add vanilla and lemon juice.
Beat in powdered sugar.
Scoop onto baggie and snip off tiny corner,
then pipe onto cooled cake.
Links: Savvy Southern Style,
Stone Gable, No Minimalist Here,
Between Naps On The Porch,
My Romantic Home, Common Ground,
The Charm Of Home