Thursday, November 20, 2008

We're Giving Away Some Great Recipes And Five Popr's Prizes, Too!

Interest is increasing day-by-day in our Great New Popr's Thanksgiving Extravaganza, which runs through 11:59 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve. To get started, Click & Comment Here. Then, don't forget to Click Here. And Here. And Here. And Here. We absolutely adore comments, plus each comment earns you a Great Giveaway Entry!


Another way to squeeze in a Few Extra Entries is to E-Mail Veggie Mom with a favorite recipe. Each recipe you send earns you another entry in our Great New Pop'rs Thanksgiving Extravaganza, so get crackin'--We have Five Grand Pop'rs Prizes to give away!

Today's Treats come from Simply Anonymom, a winner in our last Bloggy Giveaway! She's serving up a Delicious Dessert, so pay attention! Anon says this Carrot Cake is "the moistest cake ever!"

Simply Anonymom's Carrot Cake (from Joy of Baking)
3/4 pound raw carrots finely grated
2 C all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
4 large eggs
1 1/2 c granulated white sugar
1 c vegetable or canola oil
1/2 c crushed pineapple or applesauce (optional)
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 9x13 pan. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs until frothy (about 1 minute). Gradually add the sugar and beat until the batter is thick and light colored (about 3 - 4 minutes). Add the oil in a steady stream and then beat in the vanilla extract and pineapple or aplpesauce. Add the flour mixture and beat just until mixed. With a large rubber spatula, fold in the grated carrots. Pour batter into pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes. When done, remove from oven and cook completely. Ice with Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below). If you want to make two 9" round cakes, decrease baking time 5-10 minutes. Add 1 C nuts if you want it crunchier.

Simply Anonymom's Wonderful Cream Cheese Frosting

1/4 c unsalted butter at room temperature
8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature (I used 1/3 less fat)
2 c powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Zest of one lemon (optional)

Beat the cream cheese and butter with mixer on low speed until very smooth. Gradually add in sugar and beat on low until smooth. Beat in vanilla and lemon zest (optional) until throughly mixed. Frost cake, cupcakes, cookies or whatever you plan on using with the frosting.

16 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

You have all sorts of fun things to click on!

I should make this cake for my Mom. She'd go crazy.

Midwest Mommy said...

I made carrot cake last year and blogged about it. So yummy!

Gaspegirl said...

Mmmm, I love carrot cake! I think that i will have to try this recipe...

Kaci said...

Yum I love carrot cake! And I'll go and get commenting so I can win win win! :)

XOXO

Blog Stalker said...

First carrot cake that I actually think looks good!

Have a great day!

Tracy P. said...

My mouth. is. watering.

Tara R. said...

Carrot cake is my favorite...really! I made your Beer Cheese Soup last night and my men folk LOVED it. The recipe is going into my "keeper" file. Thanks!

Stephanie said...

You are making me VERY Hungry! lol YUMMY!!!!

cynthiaa said...

yummm sounds great.

i gave you an award!!!
http://cynthialovespictures.blogspot.com/2008/11/my-first-blog-award.html

Michelle said...

Ohhh I SOOOO love carrot cake. In fact, my birthday is Monday and I'm thinking about changing my cake request now. Hmmm... In the meantime, I might need to go grab a handful of M&Ms or something ;)

LuckyMe said...

Boy does that look yummy! I promised myself I'd make carrot cake with the leftover shredded carrots from my bolognese sauce. You've inspired me!

Marrdy said...

My favorite!! Carrot cake!

Kathleen said...

My husband's favorite cake is Carrot cake, and I don't mind making it when he grates the carrots. I like that it's kind of healthy too, well at least healthier than yellow box cake.

Megryansmom said...

and carrot cake is MY fav!

Simply AnonyMom said...

WOW! I am published, lol. Thank you for the giveaways offered and for posting my recipes.

domesticgoddess said...

Carrot cake is soo yummy! It is the best invention ever