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Cake Recipie from What to Expect the First Year book.

Discussion in 'Fit Moms Pregnancy and Postpartum' started by Cruncholi, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. Cruncholi Cathlete

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    Hi all.
    Does anyone have the "What to Expect the First Year" book who would be willing to post the Carrot Cake recipie? I do not have the book, but would like to consider this cake for my DD's first birthday, which I have read a lot about.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. webbgirl Cathlete

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    RE: Cake Recipie from What to Expect the First Year boo...

    Hello,
    My cousin gave me the book a couple of months ago. I will share the recipe with you. It looks delicious...I love carrot cake and this recipe looks like a winner to me. Enjoy! Happy First Birthday to your daughter!

    Here's the recipe from the "What to Expect the First Year" book by Eisenberg, Murkoff, and Hathaway:
    FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
    Makes 1 double layer 9-in. square cake
    2 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots
    2 1/2 cups apple juice concentrate (you will use slightly less than this)
    1 1/2 cups raisins
    Vegetable cooking spray
    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup wheat germ
    2 tablespoons low-sodium baking powder
    1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
    1/4 cup vegetable oil
    2 whole eggs
    4 egg whites
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
    Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
    1. Combine the carrots with 1 cup, plus 2 tablespoons of the juice concentrate in a medium size sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered, until carrots are tender, 15-20 minutes. Puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add the raisins and process until finely chopped. Let mixture cool.
    2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 9-inch square cake pans with waxed paper and spray the paper with vegetable cooking spray.
    3. Combine the flour, wheat germ, baking powder, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 1/4 cups juice concentrate, oil, eggs, egg whites, and vanilla; beat just until well mixed. Fold in the carrot puree and apple sauce. Pour the batter into the prepared cake pans.
    4. Bake until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes. Cool briefly in the pans, then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely. When cool, frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

    CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
    1/2 cup apple juice concentrate
    1 pound light cream cheese
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    1/2 cup finely chopped raisins
    1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
    1. Set aside 2 tablespoons of the juice concentrate.
    2 Process the remaining juice concentrate, cream cheese, vanill, and raisins in a blender or food processor until smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl.
    3. Stir the gelatin into the 2 tablespoons juice concentrate in a small saucepan; let stand 1 minute to soften. Heat to boiling & stir to dissolve gelatin.
    4. Beat the gelatin mixture into the cream cheese mixture until well blended. Regrigerate just until the frosting begins to set, about 30-60 minutes. Frost the cake.

    Webbgirl

    A man's health can be judged by which he takes two at a time...pills or stairs. - Joan Welsh
     
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  3. Cruncholi Cathlete

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    RE: Cake Recipie from What to Expect the First Year boo...

    Thank you Webgirl!
    I appreciate it.
     
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    Are we able to do it without the raisins? I hate cooked raisins.....
     
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  5. mfv3 Cathlete

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    YUM! This looks so good! Thanks for posting :)
     
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