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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oh Baby! Bundt Cake

Today it's a Carrot Bundt Cake with 
Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
It has a secret ingredient that makes it so easy
....baby food!
 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!
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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
pinch salt
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
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2 apricot or 2 peach
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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.

Enjoy!


15 comments:

  1. That is such a great idea to use baby food! Now why didn't I think of that?

    Best wishes and have a big slice of that yummy cake for me please!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  2. WOW, I would have never thought to try a cake with baby food! Interesting! Might have to make it just to prove myself wrong. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  3. G'day! I would never have thought to use baby food TRUE!
    Love your recipe and photo too!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  4. G'day! Never would have thought if using baby food, TRUE!
    Love your recipe and photo too!

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  5. I have company coming today and I think I'll make this. Thanks!

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  6. Your cake looks wonderful! I may have to try your recipe! You peeked my interest when you said save your jars. I had to go and look.....WOW!!!!!!! I save bird food containers for my staples in my pantry but not all the little ones. Great idea. Thank you!
    Blessings My Friend,

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  8. Hi Rita, this looks so good. my hubby loves carrot cake, but it's such an ordeal. this sounds so much easier! yum!

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  9. Rita, this cake looks amazing, I'm making this very soon! I love the way you drizzled it with the cream cheese, it looks picture perfect! Thank you very much for the recipe!
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

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  10. What a pretty cake and a clever way to frost a cake.

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  11. Rita, We love carrot cake but never thought of using baby food. Thanks for sharing the recipe at the Open House party and check out your feature this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  12. Sounds like a great cake and I love your pretty ceramic bundt pan:@)

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  13. Rita, do you keep this in the refrigerator because of the cream cheese frosting? My family LOVES cr ch frosting but sometimes I use something else so I don't have to keep it in the fridge. It always tastes better room temp.
    Last week I made the chocolate bundt cake above and it was excellent. SO moist, but I used regular chocolate frosting instead of your glaze. Next time maybe we'll try the glaze...many thanks once again.

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  14. Nice recipe ...beautiful shape of cake ...very informative recipe...

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