Friday, June 10, 2011

Simple Celebration and a Recipe!

Cory's birthday was pretty uneventful.
He was super busy at work...
it was really hot outside (and in)...
and well, it just didn't have any Oomph to speak of.

But I tried!

He opened up some presents... Eloise liked the paper!

And we enjoyed some of this
AMAZING (sugar free)
carrot cake that I made!

I wanted to share the recipe with you!
I encourage you to try it... for real!

I stored it in the fridge...
and it was so refreshing on a hot evening!

2 c. Whole Wheat Flour
2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
2 c. Grated Carrots
1 c. Skim Milk
1 1/2 c. Apple Sauce
(I used natural so there wasn't added sugar)

1 c. Maple Syrup
1/2 c. Crushed Walnuts

Preheat oven to 350. Mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Grate carrots and add, along with the rest of the ingredients (except walnuts), to the flour mixture. Mix until "just mixed". Stir in walnuts. Put in a 9x13x2" pan--greased. Bake for 40-50 mins (until a toothpick comes out clean). Cool for 30 mins - Frost!!

Here is the cream cheese frosting I made...
it's not too zippy but when paired with the cake--it's pretty good!

3 blocks cream cheese
1 packet sugar free instant vanilla pudding

Whip cream cheese and pudding together.
Add enough milk to make it fluffy.
Add nutmeg to taste.

(This makes a lot of frosting... so you can probably cut it down to 2 blocks of cream cheese and still have enough to cover the cake!)

You'll have to let me know if you try it!
No white flour... and only the natural sweetness from
Maple Syrup and the Applesauce...
Can't beat that!!

Have a great weekend!


  1. looks good Aunt devon. What does Eloise have to say? LOL

  2. Wow, Looks great! I will be trying this recipe :)


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