JENNIPHURE: A Treat for Your Sweet

Hey Jets Fans, it's Jenniphure from the Flight Crew here to share my favorite Carrot Cake recipe with you.

As you know, Valentine's Day is here, and baking a delicious cake is the perfect way to celebrate the spirit of love and friendship!

My passion for baking was ignited several years ago when I met Nettie. At the time I babysat her but now she is like a little sister to me. We both have a sweet tooth, so we spent a lot of our time baking together. She taught me how to improvise in the kitchen, and this recipe is compliments of her. I know you'll enjoy it.

Batter Ingredients

2 cups of sugar

2 cups of flour

2 tsp of baking soda

2 tsp of cinnamon

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 cup of vegetable or corn oil

4 eggs

3 cups of grated carrots (about 2 bags)

1 cup of golden raisins (optional)

Directions

Starting off, we're going to make the cake batter. Puree the carrots in a food processor and put them aside. If you don't have a food processor, don't worry, you could also use a blender but it will take a bit more patience. Next, in a mixing bowl, sift the dry ingredients. Then, using an electric mixer, add the vanilla extract, oil, and eggs one at a time to the dry ingredients. Lastly, fold the pureed carrots into the mixture.

Once you are finished making the cake batter, evenly divide it into two round, 9-inch greased cake pans. Cook the cake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Frosting Ingredients

8 oz of cream cheese

1 stick of butter

1 box of confectioners sugar

2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 cup of walnuts or pecans

Directions

While waiting for the cake to cool, you can make the frosting. Begin with room-temperature butter and cream cheese so that they're soft. Using an electric mixer, combine cream cheese, butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla. Use the nuts later to top the cake.

Hint: It's always fun to get creative when decorating your cake. For Valentine's Day, you can use the nuts to make a heart on your cake, and perhaps some pink or red decorative sprinkles. Bon appetit!

Friendship and love soothe the soul, as does a delicious piece of cake. Happy Valentine's Day, Jets Fans!

Xo and J! E! T! S! Jets! Jets! Jets!

—Jenniphure

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