My friend made a carrot cake last time she had us over for supper. From scratch. It was good.
I have a penchant for making things from a mix and messin' with 'em to fancy 'em up a little.
I have bags of carrots in the fridge. I have boxes of cake mix in the pantry. I have tubs of frosting in the pantry. I have eggs. I'm gonna make a carrot cake.
Perusing the web I found three different recipes for carrot cake, all starting with a boxed yellow cake mix. Some call for instant vanilla pudding, some for crushed pineapple, some call for 3 eggs and some call for 4.
I also found a recipe for a low-fat, low-calorie carrot cake in an old issue of Prevention Magazine. Ya, THAT ain't gonna happen. At least not this time.
Sometime before the weekend there will be a carrot cake coming out of my oven. I'll let you know how it is. Raisins need not apply.
Quotable quotes; in the category Eating A Balanced Diet Is Its Own Reward!
"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie." Jim Davis, creator of the Garfield comic strip.