Friday, April 8, 2011

Carrot Squares

    Yes,more carrot cake(it is almost Easter after all),but this recipe is very different because it calls for baby food!Call me crazy,but using pureed carrots,applesauce and apricots(if you are lucky enough to find them),makes this a ridiculously moist cake!Feel free to leave out the walnuts if you just want a moist cake with little texture.Either way,you will be pleasantly surprised by the results!The cute little carrot toppers are available at  .

Cake Ingredients:
3 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1-1/4 c. canola oil
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
6 oz. jar of carrot baby food
3-1/2 oz jar of applesauce baby food
3-1/2 oz. jar of apricot baby food(if you cannot find,double the applesauce instead)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts(optional)

Frosting Recipe:
8 oz cream cheese,softened
1/2 c. unsalted butter,softened(1 stick)
1 tsp. vanilla
3-3/4 c. powdered sugar
   In the bowl of your mixer,mix together the cream cheese and butter.Add the vanilla.Slowly add the powdered sugar until it is all incorporated.The icing should be fluffy. Set aside to spread on the cake once the cake is cooled.

   In the bowl of your mixer,mix together the eggs,oil & sugar.Add the cinnamon,baking soda,baking powder and salt.Add the baby food purees and mix well.Add the flour and mix just until combined.Stir in the walnuts.Pour the mixture into a greased 15x10x1 square baking pan(or any size close to that ),and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.Remove from the oven and let cool.Once cooled,frost with the cream cheese frosting.

1 comment:

  1. Those carrot cake squares look beautiful! And, what a great idea to make these with baby food!! I'm going to have to try these.