Friday, April 8

Happy Birthday Jill!

Today, a happy day, is Jill's birthday! Tonight we are going camping at my grandpa's farm, which will be delightful (despite the rain, we will be "camping" in the barn). But in the mean time, what is a birthday without a cake?

A running tradition in the garden unit, is baking bundt cakes, which we pretty much bake for every occasion... sometimes we make up occasions, just to bake a bundt!

In case you are wondering what the heck a bundt is:
Recall one of our first recipes on this blog, Jill's Bodacious Bundt. We have also seen the likes of an egg nog bundt for the winter months, a marble-"tolerance" bundt in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and for Groundhog Day (also known as underGroundhog Day in the garden unit), we had a sweet little groundhog peeking out of a chocolate bundt:
Notice our groundhog: made of chocolate, raisins, walnuts and coconut. 
Based on the recent weather, I am guessing he did not see his shadow...
Anyways, for Jill's birthday this year, she requested a carrot-cake bundt, and a carrot-cake bundt she will receive! The recipe is Jill's grandma's recipe, and it is quite delicious.
Gweny's Carrot Cake
4 eggs
2 cups of sugar
1 1/4 cup of oil
2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of baking soda
3 cups of grated carrots

1. Beat the eggs, and gradually add the sugar. Then, add oil. Add in the dry ingredients. Next, fold in the carrots.

2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes to 1 hour.

And what is a carrot cake without cream cheese frosting?

Cream cheese frosting
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 cup of butter
Powdered sugar

1. Mix. The vanilla and powdered sugar is all to taste. Put it on top of your bundt!
Jill and her birthday bundt!
Once you make your first bundt, I am guessing you will be just as hooked as we are. Not to mention, your friends will invite you to every event (anticipating your next bundt)...!

Happy eating, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL!

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