Sunday, January 15, 2012

Once A Year Birthday Cake

Every year Ironman bakes this cake for me on my birthday.  This year on the day before the big cake eating day he asked me if I wanted "that cake" again this year.  Are you kidding me?  I wait ALL YEAR for that cake.  I only have it on my birthday.  The answer is absolutely 100% YES.  I want that carrot cake.

I would have taken a photo of the completed cake when it was still whole.  But we dug into it so quickly I didn't take time to get the camera.  Besides, this way you can see the best part of the cake.  

Here is the recipe courtesy of

It is even better the next day.  Enjoy

Fabulous Carrot Cake Ingredients:
2 3/4 cups grated carrots
1 cup pureed pineapple
2 1/4 cups flour (or cake flour)
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 350

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.  Blend in oil then beat in eggs one at a time.  Stir in pineapple puree and carrots.  Mix until well blended.  Pour into 2 greased round pans.  Bake for 30 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.  Remove cakes from oven and allow them to set for 5 minutes.  Remove from pans and cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

16 oz. cream cheese
5 cups confectioners sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract

Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.  Beat in vanilla.  Gradually beat in confectioners sugar.  Frost cake when completely cool.


  1. That looks so good! For our birthdays (even for three of my nephews)I make a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting, but I always make a second cake for the non-chocolate lovers. This one sounds perfect!

  2. The cake looks fantastic. I'm a big fan of carrot cake--I'll have to try the recipe sometime.