Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Bake your own Birthday Cake

Carrot Pineapple Coconut Banana Birthday

2 cups all-purpose flour (whole wheat)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder (a bit more)
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 3/4 cups white sugar (less and add a ripe banana)
1 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (maybe try adding Greek yogurt)
1/4 cup butter, softened (not sure)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center and add sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix with wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in carrots, coconut, walnuts and pineapple.
Pour into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Don't panic, the center will sink a little. Allow to cool.
To make the frosting: Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the confectioners sugar and beat until creamy.