Tuesday, March 20, 2012

{Best Recipe Award Jarred- Dave's Carrot Cake}

This is our first Guest Post and Jared has graciously allowed us to share his famous "Dave's Carrot Cake" "Recipe, if you try it we would love to hear your comments on guest posts. 
 Visit his website as well.
Thank you Jarred

About Jared
My name is Jared, and I’m still not entirely sure how I ended up living in paradise.
My partner ‘Rick’ and I (he’s shy, so that’s not his real name) are two American city boys who moved to rural New Zealand in 2006. We live on 20 acres just outside the charming wine and olive village of Martinborough, at the bottom of the North Island.

It’s a little different from where I grew up, which was the suburbs outside Detroit. I used to stay out till 5am dancing at clubs downtown, where we were frisked at the door for guns and knives. Now I get up at 5am to do yoga, write, and feed the chickens. Go figure.

2 cups flour (For gluten free, replace flour with gluten free baking mix. I use Bakels.)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 cups cooking oil (I use canola.)
4 eggs
3 cups carrots, finely grated
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Sift dry ingredients together. Add oil, stirring constantly.
Add remaining ingredients and mix.
Place in two round springform pans. Bake at 350 °F / 175 °C for 45 minutes.

1 package cream cheese (8 oz / 250 g)
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 pound of icing sugar! (16 0z = 453 g)

Jared blogs at moonovermartinborough.com



  1. Now following you from the Sunday Strolling Blog Hop! Would love a follow back: http://meetmarkmakeup.blogspot.com

  2. That cake looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. Thank you for posting it (and for following me, I am following back)

  3. Sounds great! I'll have to check out his blog...
    I love your blog and am passing you the Stylish Blogger award - read about it on Adventurez link below! tks, kelli


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