Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Carrot Cake

I had my first garden this summer and it turned out better than I thought it would. I've grown tomatoes and peppers for a few years, but this year my husband and son put in a garden area in our backyard. Our soil is hard, so we had to add alot to it, and I wanted to grow carrots, so we had to dig deep and amend that part more than the rest. Well, it worked; I actually got quite a few carrots. So yesterday I was thinking I might make carrot cake with some of my carrots, and I started looking for recipes.

I'm not an originator of recipes. I don't create my own. So I collect cookbooks. I'll decide what I want to make, check out recipes for it in multiple cookbooks, figure out which ingredients I have, which I don't like, and choose the recipe that seems to fit us best. If it works, and most of us like it, then it becomes a keeper (unless I forget which cookbook I found it in...but that's another story).

Anyway, I found a carrot cake recipe in a little cookbook I use often. The lady who wrote this is the homeschooling mother of 14, and she has some wonderful (and not too complicated) recipes in this book. Everything I've made from it has been loved by my family, an important factor for all. Her name is Marilyn Boyer and her family also produces some wonderful homeschooling books and materials. They have a blog and website called The Learning Parent. You can access it here

Here's the recipe. I omitted the nuts because I have a couple of kids that can't eat them, and it still turned out wonderful. Thanks Marilyn!



  1. Hi Marcia. Welcome to the land of blogging. I am so glad that you left a comment on my blog. I love making new friends and checking out their blogs.

    My blog is mostly about our family, our new adventures in chickens and gardening and a little about my home. I hope it always reflects my love for the One who created everything.

    Have a blessed day.

  2. Marcia, just wanted to say thanks for visiting my blog and your sweet comment. You are farther along than I am, but I'm anxious to work on mine to make it better. I noticed the little sign in the upper corner of your blog and am going to it later.
    I enjoyed reading about you and your beautiful family.
    My youngest son had 5 children and one on the way, so I can appreciate the work you put into yours.
    I admire the evidence here of your Christian values and that you home school.
    Also love getting a new recipe to try.
    Will be checking back.

  3. I am the only one in our family that enjoys carrot cake so I get it if we are out sometimes. I might try this recipe for church, though.

    Becky K.

  4. Oh how I miss my garden - surely by next spring I will learned enough about New England to begin again *s* Your cake sounds delicious!

  5. Carrot cake is my favorite! YUM


  6. I'm glad you had a succesful garden! I love gardening - for me there's nothing more relaxing and fun than being in the garden!

    I do the same thing as you LOL! I usually check several cookbooks for a recipe - see what I have and what I make is usually a compilation of recipes.


  7. So glad you came over to my log blog! My hubby loves carrot cake - I'm glad you shared this recipe - it doesn't seem difficult to make so I'll have to give it a whirl! Have a wonderful weekend!! Shelley


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