I’m so excited to share with you that I’ve been busy for the past week preparing for this new series on my blog (drum roll)…….. Food & Love!
My hubby loves to cook. He doesn’t need a recipe to create a delicious meal. Sometimes, he’ll make something out of whatever he finds in the fridge, and voila, another savory dish!
I’m the exact opposite, I need a recipe to cook or bake anything. I also need a lot of luck to make something tasty at all. Thus, he has been doing most of the cooking. A few weeks ago, he told me, “Cooking is my way of expressing my love for you!”
Aww! My heart melted when he said that. And, I thought of improving my cooking and baking skills. It would be nice to surprise him with a delicious dish or dessert that I made.
My dearest readers, I invite you to join me on this culinary journey as I try to improve my kitchen skills – once recipe at a time.
In this series, I’ll be sharing with you some quick and easy recipes from friends and family. I’ll try to cook or bake these recipes, and hopefully, make something edible for my hubby.
Today’s challenge is baking my first Carrot Cake. I would like to thank my very generous and supportive friend Sue for sharing her recipe to all of us.
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 1/2 cups of oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 cups grated carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp, cinnamon
- 1 tsp. salt
- Blend together oil, eggs, sugar, carrots, and walnuts.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Baked in a greased and floured 13 x 9 cake pan for approximately 350 degrees for 50 – 60 minutes.
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 pound powdered sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- Mix together until smooth.
- Frost the cake when cool.
The last time I baked a cake was years ago. I was a little nervous trying to bake again. So, I followed the directions to a T. I also watched YouTube videos to learn how to properly grease/flour the pan and frost the carrot cake.
My husband had a slice after lunch, and he absolutely loves it! Yay! I’m so inspired to bake more yummy goodies.
Do you bake? How did you learn to bake? Do you have any tips for beginners? Please share in the comments below. I’d love to hear from you.