Carrot Cake

Today I made Carrot Cake!

2C flour, 2 1/4C sugar, 1t baking soda, 1t baking powder, 1 1/4t cinnamon, 1C olive oil, 4 eggs, beaten, 10 oz shredded carrots

Preheat oven to 325F. Stir together dry ingredients.

Carrot Cake

Add remaining ingredients except carrots, blending well.

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake

Stir in carrots.

Carrot Cake

Pour into 2 greased 8″ round pans. Bake 55-60 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Carrot Cake

Frost if desired.

Peppermints

Today I made Peppermints!

2T butter, 8 oz cream cheese, 2T corn syrup, 5t peppermint extract, 8C powdered sugar, granulated sugar, sprinkles

Beat all ingredients except sugars and sprinkles with electric mixer on medium speed until integrated.

Peppermints

Peppermints

Peppermints

Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended. Divide mixture into 6 parts and wrap in plastic. Fridge until firm. Roll out on board covered with a thin layer of granulated sugar. Use cookie cutters or shape by hand.

Peppermints

Garnish with sprinkles if desired.

Peppermints

Store in fridge in an airtight container.

Lemon Cake Pudding

Today I made Lemon Cake Pudding!

2T butter, melted, 6 eggs, separated, 1/2t cream of tartar, 6T flour, 2C sugar, 12T lemon juice, 3C milk

Preheat oven to 350F. Beat yolks until light. Add flour, sugar, butter and lemon juice. Blend well. Stir in milk. Blend well. In separate bowl, beat whites until frothy. Add cream of tartar. Beat until stiff but not dry. Fold into yolk mixture. Pour into greased dish. Bake until top (cake) layer is firm, about 50-60 minutes. Top may be lightly or darkly browned, depending on the shape and size of pan used. Garnish with dried mint leaves and/or sprinkles.

Pear Cake

Today I made Pear Cake!

1/2C butter, melted, 1C sugar, 2 eggs, beaten, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1t cinnamon, 1 1/2C flour, sifted, 3 pears, finely chopped, 1t vanilla extract or crushed vanilla bean, 1/2t salt

Preheat oven to 350.

Pear Cake

Mix melted butter with sugar. Add beaten eggs. Blend well. Add dry ingredients and vanilla. Stir in pear.

Pear Cake

Pear Cake

Pear Cake

Blend well. Bake 45-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Pear Cake