Thursday, September 30, 2010

Cream Cheese Frosting

The frosting was to die for.

Here's the proportion. Make as much as you need.

2 oz cream cheese (at room temp) to 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup.

Whip with a whisk till creamy.

Your future pancakes, carrot cakes, waffles, apple-spice muffins, and ginger cookies will thank you. Your self-control will not.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Poor Man's Cake

This is the cake I make for Peter's birthday. It's "Sugar Free" if you don't count carrots, raisins and honey as sugar, which Peter's metabolism evidently doesn't. I generally make a half batch since it fits in the blender better, and we don't really need all that cake. You really do want whole wheat for this recipe. White gives it an entirely different flavor and texture that the recipe wasn't designed for.

In a bowl mix together:
4 c whole wheat flour (2) 1/2 - 1 tsp salt (1/2)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder (3/4)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda (3/4)
1/2 - 1 tsp cinnamon (3/4)

In a blender put:
3/4 c oil (3/8)
3/4 c honey (3/8)
1 1/2 - 2 cups water (3/4 - 1)
2 carrots (1-2)
2 eggs optional (1)

Beat both mixtures together. Add 1/2 - 1 cup raisins (1/2) if desired.

Bake in greased 9x13 pan at 350 for 30-35 minutes until done.