Monday, August 09, 2010

Delux Carrot Cake W/ Cream cheese frosting

Ohh boy... What to do with box carrot cake mix that is expired? Well I made a cake. I don't see much harm because its non-dairy and was sealed. What can go bad with powder except loosing flavor? I don't normally like carrot cake, so I went on a search to find one that could be really really good! The recipe seems really good, but I wanted some home made frosting so I found this.

For those that don't want to follow the links, the ingredients I used were

Cake mix, White Chocolate, Walnuts, 3 Eggs, Pineapple, Carrots, Coconut, Caramel Fudge topping, Veggie oil, Sour Cream, Butter Scotch pudding, Powder Sugar, Cream Cheese, Butter and Vanilla

I must say that I switched it to what I had available. Used vegetable oil and walnuts tossed in flour, and that if you can't find 8 ounce cans of carrots or pineapple 8 ounces is equal to one cup. I used 2 full packages of cream cheese and estimated it all on the icing. Kenzie was kind enough to help me get some ingredients, and that you can use white chocolate chips if you grind them up. Was quite amusing, and after doing it for a few minutes passed it off to Todd. I also did another little trick with the cake that I am not currently allowed to say. It involves a few things like butterscotch pudding and sour cream, but under threat of death I will wait till I have permission to include, I would hate to put one of my best friend/co-worker off.

Jo and Kenzie were going to come over to help make it, but then we remembered it needed to cool before it can be iced, and they wanted some for right away. I sprinkled the top with walnuts, chocolate pieces and coconut flakes.

Messy but delicious!

Results:A delicious filling cake! Sooo moist and turned out really good! . It could put some people off as being too sweet, but its actually not that bad. I think I need to work on the icing... Yay Jo brought her camera, that is why there are now pictures.
Jo wanted a picture of the chef with the cake


  1. This was so delicious! It was so moist and smooth. I'm not a big fan of carrot cake, but this was defiantly the best carrot cake I have had, plus cream cheese frosting is my favorite! Good job JJ, and if you ever decide to tell me your little secret...

  2. you know what I realized that is weird? It is really really smooth, but I only used a whisk on the cake, I didn't get out the beaters until halfway through making the frosting...

  3. This is the first food blog I joined! I wish I could taste everything that's posted up here. Damn, now I'm hungry... and there's so many carrots to eat here, too!

  4. hahaha I do have a fascination with carrots don't I? 7 "recipe" posts so far and 3 contain carrots... oh well, there is lots more in store. I created this blog because my friends were tired of getting hungry after hearing about my dinners as part of my facebook status :)

    Hey and good news, most of it should be pretty cheap to make! I mean right now I am living on cash at hand, and Todd just got a job... And the prices in AK are horrendous! $1.09 per pound for bananas!!!! I paid 43 cents before my discount when I was living in Mo...

  5. :O I love carrot cake! I wish I had all the ingredients to make it... that looks delicious!
    And your blog seems pretty unique, too. :)