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  1. 1. Comfy Carrot Cake SERVES8CCAKEThis meal contains 450 calories Comfy Carrot Cake is a recipe1 cup granulated sugar per serving, with 24 percent of cup maple syrup ( if omitting raisins) that I've spent a number of1 cup canola oil calories from fat.days in my kitchen trying to 4 eggs3 cups of shredded carrots SHOPPING LIST perfect. In West Indian culture cup raisins (gold are lovely) 1 1/4 cup sugar1 tbs of rum or favorite sherry (optional) there is a cake that I adore called2 cups of flour 1 tsp of baking soda 1/4 cup maple syrup1 tsp of baking powder4 eggs Christmas Cake. It is comprised of fruit,2 tsp cinnamon3 cups shredded carrots1 tsp nutmeg1/2 cup raisings flour, and several other ingredients and 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tbs rum there are people that spend days and in tsp ground cloves2 cups flour2 cups of favorite nut bits (I like pecans or walnuts)2 cups favorite nuts some households, months dousing theFROSTING cake with rum. I can only eat it in small8 ounce package of cream cheese2 cups confectioners sugar TIPS & HINTS doses because it is so rich but it is lovely 4 tbs or butter (room temp) One of my favorite components2 tsp of vanilla extract (add to cake batter and omit from and comforting. I loved the idea of thefrosting if you desire a "white" cake) of any dinner is what my grandmother called, sobremesas ritual in the making and eating of cake,(literally, on the table) orSet aside 4tbs butter at room temperature in but with such a busy lifestyle I had topreparation for the frosting. Preheat oven to 375F and desserts. I always bring a cake todinner parties and my friendsGrease 2 9-inch round cake pans. In a large bowl mix think of the cake that lives right nexthave taken to asking me totogether sugar, maple syrup, oil, eggs, carrots, rum prepare their birthday cakes. door to comfort - Carrot Cake. This recipe and raisins. Sift twice dry ingredients onto paperThis is where presentationtowel and add to carrot mixture a little at a time. Add has an optional tablespoon of rum andnuts. Divide evenly between greased pans and bakebecomes most important.the cream cheese frosting tones down the for 30-45 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.Allow to cool 10 minutes before placing onto cooling sweetness that often robs the spice of racks. Prepare frosting by adding all ingredients andbeating until smooth refrigerate until cakes have been many other carrot cakes . . . enjoy!removed from the oven and allowed to cool. DRESSING THE PEDASTAL Frost the first layer using 1/3 of theLast, place your decorations onto I find that a doily, a pedestal, andfrosting. Add the second layer (trimyour cake. For this cake we used some of your favorite flowers can edges as needed). I usually invertpurple orchids (I prefer orchids; go a long way. In order to guard themy two layers so both bottoms ofthey take longer to wilt) and doily and pedestal from frosting Ithe two cakes are set upon onerefrigerated the entire cake until place quarter strips of wax paper inanother. Use the remaining frost- it was time to leave for the party. ing to cover the second layer. 14 Comfy Carrot Cakea box shape under the cake.SAMPLE LAYOUT - REDUCED TO FIT PAGE actual page dimensions: 11 X 10"