I hope my future daughter in law isn’t lazy. My little Chef Takis said he hopes to marry a woman just like me when he grows up ☺️(after he saw me making a welcome home cake for my husband today after work). I explained to Takis that Papa has been gone 4 days (fire fighter’s work schedule) and I think he deserves a welcome home cake when he walks in that door tomorrow morning. He agreed, and he thought it was pretty awesome to make a welcome home cake for Papa. Takis hopes to gets one from future wifey someday…again, I hope she is not lazy 😣.
So, to my future daughter in law (who is not lazy) here’s a recipe for you sweetie!
- 1 cups of sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup oil (canola oil)
- 4 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
Beat the above ingredients in your Kitchen Aid or hand mixer.
Next, slowly add the following while mixing:
- 2 cups sifted All purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Once your batter is mixed. Add 2 cups of shredded carrots. Then pour the batter into 4 separate cake pans lined with wax paper and cooking spray. If you use 4 pans, your pans will only be filled ¼ full and will only cook for about 12-14 minutes. If you use 2 pans, you’ll need to cook them for 18-20. Check with a toothpick to make sure it comes out clean.
- 2 sticks of cream cheese (softened)
- 1 ½ stick of unsalted butter (softened)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ½ pound of powdered sugar
Beat the above ingredients until light and fluffy.
Now, it’s time to assemble the master piece. This is the part when the kids get really interested in clean up.
Now it’s time to guard this cake for the night. I can’t cut it open to show you what it looks like until tomorrow; so you’ll have to make one yourself to find out. Good luck!!!