Tuesday, June 8

Soapy Inspirations- Birthday Carrot Cake

Hubby was out of town this weekend on business, and it was his birthday!  So this is how we celebrated last night at midnight when he got home:

Birthday carrot cake with lemon cream cheese frosting!  I know I won't win any cake decorating contests, but it tasted soooooo good.

I made the cake on Saturday, and then had to sit in the house by myself and NOT eat it.  For like 24 hours.  So instead of snitching a piece, I used it for a soapy inspiration:

And it's actually made with Carrot Cake and Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting scents, just like the real thing!

If you're drooling over the first picture, here's the recipe:

Birthday Carrot Cake

2 1/4 C. flour
2 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 C. sugar
1 1/2 C. grated carrot
3/4 C. vegetable oil
3/4 C. applesauce

Mix first 4 ingredients.  Beat eggs with sugar until fluffy.  Add carrots, applesauce and oil; mix well.  Add flour mixture and mix well.  Pour equal amounts into two 8" round pans and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Cool and frost with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

9 oz. softened cream cheese
3/4 C. softened butter
6 3/4 C. powdered sugar
3 tsp. grated lemon peel
3 T. milk

Beat cream cheese and butter, then add lemon peel and powdered sugar.  Slowly add in milk until you reach desired consistency (you may need a little more or less milk, depending).

And if you're drooling over the second and third pictures, get yourself some here at Bean Street Market!

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  1. Hi Amy,
    Looks Yummy !! Thanks for linking up with us for FMBT. I am now following you back. Have a great week !!
    Staycee ( Survey Junkie )

  2. Following you from FMBT. Pls follow me back when you get the chance @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/

  3. That is so freaking cool!!! I'm afraid I would eat the soap though. :)

  4. My husband has the same fear, Heather...

  5. Great cake! WOW i love the soaps! A lot!
    I have never been to Disney world. Would be so fun!
    Have a great day!

  6. Thanks for linking up with Follow Me Back Tuesday! I am following you back. And, Carrot Cake is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!


  7. Thanks for posting your site in my forum! I thought I would take a look at them all:) You have a beautiful blog--best wishes for the future! Cheers, ELMDyck

  8. I love me a good carrot cake, I'm going to have to try your recipe! thanks for sharing, it did look very yummy!

  9. The soap looks so good I thought it was cake too. Will have to try that lemon cream cheese frosting.

  10. The lemon cream cheese frosting is to. die. for. I use it on lots of things, but it's perfect on this cake!

  11. Wow. You applied such will power. I'm impressed! Lemon cream cheese frosting sounds irresistible. Thanks for sharing the soapy inspiration (as always)!

  12. They both look good enough to eat! The soap is gorgeous. We love carrot cake here! Yummy! Thanks for linking up!


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