So this isn't really crochet but I like to craft overall (and I consider baking a craft), crochet is just my main avenue. Awhile back I saw a pin on Pinterest for a Pumpkin Spice cake, and while it looked good, I thought what is even better? Pumpkin Carrot Cake!! Everyone that has it says it is wonderful and I must say I find it addictive. So here is my easy twist on the original pin.
Pumpkin Carrot Cake
1 Carrot Cake mix (dry)
1 - 15 oz can of Pumpkin (or Pumpkin Pie filling, personal pref)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/4 tsp of ginger
Mix all ingredients until well blended. Preheat oven to 350 F. Spoon mix (it will be thick) into a greased pan (9 x 9 or similar small pan. I used a silicon small 9" bundt pan). Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. It will be VERY moist and yummy.
While good by itself, I used honey cream cheese frosting to up the deliciousness.
8 oz cream cheese softened
1/4 - 1/2 cup of honey (to taste)
1/4 powdered sugar
2 tbsp butter/margarine
Blend well. Refrigerate while cookie cake is baking. Once cake is cooled, frost generously.
Hope you enjoy!
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
This is going to be a slow moving little blog I believe. I crochet for charity, my daughter and gifts but I also do a little local selling and I'm looking to expand my market. I have a few patterns that I'd like to get published so we will see where that lands. I plan on posting pictures of my work, what goes well and even what does not. I also like to bake like a mad woman and sometimes it goes well and sometimes it does not. A little polymer clay seeps in sometimes too and this summer after I graduate from college I'll be getting back into sewing. I'm a full time mom, employee, girlfriend, friend and crocheter. Let's get to hooking!