Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Do you have a sweet tooth?

   If you do, you are going to love this recipe, and if you don't... well, if you don't I bet you that if you try it you will love it anyways! Oh, and if you are a carrot eater you will love it as well. I think everybody knows by now what I am talking about, yes, you are right I am going to show you one of my signature desserts: a carrot cake with a citrus cream cheese frosting! Man, just writing about it makes me want to have a bite. This cake always works and never disappoints! The recipe for a cake calls for:

*  2 cups all-purpose flour
*  1 1/4 cups oil
*  2 cups grated carrots
*  1/2 cup raisins
*  3 eggs
*  1 cup sugar
*  2 tsp baking powder
*  2 tsp baking soda
*  1/2 tsp salt
*  2 tsp cinnamon
*  2 tsp cocoa

   With a hand mixer, mix sugar, oil and eggs until creamy. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and cocoa, mix everything together, and add carrots and raisins. Transfer into a baking pan and bake at 350F for about 35-45 minutes (a toothpick will tell you when it's ready). You need to cool it down after it's baked, cut it in half, and spread with cream cheese frosting. What you will need to make it is:

*  16 oz. fat-free cream cheese (2 blocks)
*  Confectioner's sugar (as much as you need to make it as sweet as you like)
*  juice from one orange
*  orange zest
*  lime juice (from half a lime)
*  1 tsp vanilla extract

   Mix all the ingredients together (with hand mixer) and here you go... the frosting is ready! Chill the cake in a fridge for couple of hours before serving.

   There was not a single time that this cake didn't come out right. It always works and it's super yummy! I'm sure you will love it. Oh, and it will satisfy your sweet tooth like nothing else!


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