Yesterday I had the honor to deliver a cake to the Family's House Preschool teacher LENA, in my town of Kumla ... as appreciation from her colleagues. I was so touched to hear how popular she is and appreciated for her efforts on the job. My best friend Lili is one of the colleagues and the one who gave me the assignment to bake this cake. I was given a free hand with just wish that the content would be carrot cake. I've learned that Lena is a wonderful, warm and happy person who appreciates a little luxury in life. As decoration on carrot cake, it had to be a Louboutin shoe with the representative red sole..... representing the luxury in life .... roses for beautiful things..... and diamonds for prosperity. Everything is made of sugar paste and the cake is dressed in edible lace.
The cake on the image is made of three batches of carrot cake and enough for about 20 people.
The recipe below is for one batch:
3 cups sugar
3 cups flour;
2 small teaspoons of baking soda,
2 teaspoons cinnamon;
1 small teaspoon of salt,
1 teaspoon vanilla;
1 1/2 cups soy oil (or canola oil)
4 cups carrots.
100 grams of butter,
400 grams Philadelphia cheese (natural),
250 grams of powdered sugar;
1 teaspoon vanilla.
Here's how: Whisk together the eggs and sugar intill fluffy. Mix in a separate bowl: flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and vanilla sugar. Pour over the egg mixture and whisk a little longer. Grate the carrots on the smallest of the grater, squeeze out all the juice and mix with the oil. Pour the carrots into the batter and stir in with a spoon. Pour it into a greased form and bake in the lower part of the oven for about 50 minutes at 190 degrees.
Once you have done the above recipe in 3 batches, build up the cake with frosting in between, on top and around. Dress in sugar paste and garnishing as desired.
Trollstugan....en bakblogg med många recept på allt möjligt sött och gott.
Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden