Hey cats! Thanks for the yummy feedback about the granola- glad to hear it’s spreading it’s oaty-goodness across the planet!
I’ve been in a baking mood of late, and had the pleasure of making a big funny cake a couple weeks ago. I wanted to share the recipe here, because it was the best carrot cake I’ve ever had. And I’m not tooting my own horn, because the recipe is called “Canada’s Best Carrot Cake”! And it really is! The Canadian’s I served it to LOVED it. Icing- not too sweet, cake- lots of carrots, and SO moist. I know of a big carrot cake fan who reads this blog- let me know how it goes?
Why did I bake it? The Mergatroid building- which is where my studio is located, along with about 40 other artists, had a big party, to celebrate the new year, and we threw in a surprise “lotta-love-in-our-hearts” celebration for our building owner, Mr. M.F., who is just the biggest sweetheart in the world. I mean, how many people can say that about their landlords? I CAN! The cake was part of the surprise.
So here ya go:
Link to REcipe: Canada’s Best Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
OH the magic of food colouring! Thanks to my business guru, who is quickly becoming a expert (ahem) kitchen helper, for mixing up JUST the right colour green.
About that colour- the Mergatroid bldg is painted that colour. I forget what Mr. M.F. called it, but I think it’s chartreuse. The photo doesn’t capture it very well. But dang it was tastey!
Moments before devouring:
This cake passed the strict Flavour Approval Rating Taste System (FARTS) of 6 year old Maya. She gave me a FARTS-2. That means she came back for seconds! (Your FARTS is directly proportional to the number of times the child goes back for more. This can be tricky if parents are nearby to manage the system, greatly limiting the highest rate achievable. I personally think this cake deserved a FARTS-6. Honestly.)
Enjoy the recipe!