Last week, our son turned 10 years old. Fun age with lots of opinions and preferences. Sometimes it is very obvious that teens are just around the corner.
His wishes for his birthday party was a Minecraft cake ..... and of course I accepted the challenge without really understanding what I was getting myself into. Minecraft is a building computer game, he is very fond of, which creates all sorts of things with the help of block .... or something. Games are not my strong side, so I had to google up some pictures of it. It did not look that difficult to do..... I mean, how hard can it be to bake a square cake in two colors, I thought? But I really got something to chew on there, I can easily say ..... I hade to make 300 pieces of pixels (squares) in sugar paste to cover the cake and to make all of them the same size, was a real chalange. It tok me meny hours before I was done ......measured and measured. Marcus was very happy and proud with the result, so it was all worthwhile. The content was carrot cake again, as desired. Happy Birthday to you again, Marcus! Love, mom!
The cake on the image is made of two 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 C.
Once you have done the above recipe in 2 batches, build up the cake with frosting in between, on top and around. Dress in sugar paste and garnishing as desired.
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Christina Vognild, Kumla, Sweden