Thursday, May 31, 2012

Carrot Cake

               

   A couple days ago my dad requested my mom and I make a carrot cake.  My mom and I are the bakers/cooks of the family.  Every Tuesday night I bake a full dinner for my family.  An appetizer, an entree (the main course) and then a dessert.  Anyway my mom and I printed out a recipe from the website Food Network and we found an amazing recipe by the chef Emeril Lagasse!  If you want to try it out here it is!  Carrot Cake.  So my mom and I got out all of the ingredients and started mixing together the dry ingredients (like flour, baking soda and salt) and then mixing together the wet ingredients (butter, vanilla, eggs etc...)  and then combining the dry into the wet.  We then added the ground up carrots and some chopped pecans and added them to the batter.  We divided the batter into three different pans and let them all cook for 35 minutes.  After about 15 minutes of the cakes in the oven, we could all smell the carrot cake.  It smelled delicious!  Once the cake was done my mom and I were slightly concerned because the cake came out a little brown.  Maybe we overcooked it?  We didn't know!  We decided since this was a five star recipe, that must be how the cake is supposed to look!  And we were right.  Once I frosted the cake with a delicious maple cream cheese frosting, we cut the cake open and each had a slice.  The cake was amazing!  It is one of the best carrot cakes I've ever had!  It was moist, fluffy and had an amazing flavor!! :) :)
Birthday Cake


On Sunday is my little brother's birthday.  Ryan is turning eight and he is super excited!  Ryan has a blog and he's been sad and discouraged that he's had seven followers for the longest time and almost all of them are family members!  So he hasn't blogged for a while but if he sees that he's got more followers, that would be a GREAT birthday present for him! :)  His blog is The World of Ryan


Thanks
-Alyssa :)

12 comments:

  1. That cake looks pretty amazing. I've joined Ryan's site but can't seem to send him a message. Please wish him a very happy eighth birthday and I hope he enjoys his special day.

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    1. Thanks so much for following him! He really appreciates it! :)

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  2. You may be surprised at this but GR actually used to make carrot cake....many...many...many...moons ago. This is one of the best uses of carrots ever invented. Is this what Ryan is having for his birthday?

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    1. Ryan is having a blueberry cheesecake! Yum!

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  3. Your blogs are always informative and fun to read. I can't wait to see you and the rest of the family! It will be fun to be there for Ryan's birthday! Love, Grandma

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    1. It was so fun to see you guys! :)

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  4. It was fun baking it with you! :)

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    1. It was fun baking with you too! :D

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  5. YUM YUM!!!! Now there's drool all over my keyboard. :)

    Tell Ryan he has one more follower today!

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    1. Hahaha LOL :P Thanks for the follow on Ryan's blog he really appreciates it! :)

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  6. I love carrot cake! adorable blog :)

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    1. I know! Carrot cake is delicious! :) Heheh thanks :D

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