Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Recipe: Birthday Cake!

In honor of the day of birth of yours truly (which just so happens to be today), I have decided to make the Friday recipe of the day BIRTHDAY CAKE! More specifically, one of my favorite family recipes: CARROT CAKE.

The secret to a really moist carrot cake is using Gerber baby food in the recipe. Please note that I might be just the tiniest bit partial. My grandfather (who was just simply amazing and loved by all) had a long, very successful career with Gerber Baby Food. As a result, my family loves all things Gerber. Baby food is a great secret ingredient in a lot of recipes!

[Note: Check out the picture below of the antique Gerber peas can and Gerber train. My mom collects Gerber memorabilia. That's her as a baby in the swing. My grandpa took that picture when babysitting her. I just love it. Love my family.]

Anyway, back to the recipe...

Gerber Carrot Cake


4 eggs

2 cups sugar

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons cinnamon

2 jars junior Gerber carrots (Gerber doesn't use jars anymore. 2 plastic containers=1 jar)

1¼ cup oil


½ box confectioner’s sugar

3 ounces cream cheese

¼ cup butter, softened

½ teaspoon vanilla

Mix wet ingredients first. Mix dry ingredients together and then add to wet ingredients. Pour into greased sheet pan; bake 45 minutes at 350. Cool.
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Frosting: Beat together all ingredients.

Frost cake once cooled.

My mouth is watering just thinking about cake! Happy Birthday to me!

Have a great Friday--



  1. Happy Birthday Ashley!! I'll have to try that cake, sounds great... Thanks for sharing.
    Love the picture of your mom, so cute!

    Have a great birthday weekend!


  2. Yum, carrot cake is the only non chocolate dessert that I like. I've never made it before but I would love to try your recipe. Thanks for stopping by !