the harvest is plenty but the laborers are few

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wait for the Cake

Hard to imagine that it's been 5 years.

Today my Gracie-girl turned 5... FIVE!!!  That's a whole hand!  Or foot!  Where did the time go? 

James 4:14 
For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanishes away

Dear Lord, Thank you for bringing this verse to mind.  I need help remembering to cherish these little ones before the vapor vanishes away.  Help me to raise them so that we are glorifying to you. 

Lord, thank you for giving me a husband who brings these home to his special birthday girl.

Thank you for providing for us with enough that we can give her this...

My cup runneth over...

And now for what you've all been waiting for...

The BEST (Gluten free) Carrot Cake EVER!!!
Really it is!  People RAVE over this carrot cake... they don't even know it's gluten free.

1 c rice flour
1/2 c tapioca flour
1/2 c potato starch flour
2 cups sugar (I use 3/4 c raw sugar and 1 c white sugar)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 eggs
3 c finely shredded carrots
1 cup cooking oil

Combine all dry (First 8) ingredients. 
In a separate bowl beat 4 eggs.  Add the shredded carrot and oil.  Mix until well combined.
Add the dry mixture to the wet and mix until thoroughly combined.
Pour batter into 2 greased 9 inch round cake pans.  Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. 
Cool for 10 minutes.  Invert cakes and cool completely before frosting.

Yummy Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick butter (softened)
1 lb powdered sugar

Beat cream cheese and butter until blended.  Slowly add powdered sugar.
For extra fanciness use chopped pecans around the outer frosting. (See photo)


Anonymous said...

I shall not lie, I cried.
You are such a good mama, wife, sister, friend....
The Lord is working mighty works in your life and I am SOOOOO happy to see the FRUIT.. ya know that kind of fruit that lasts XOXO

Amy said...

Her American Girl Doll! Was she THRILLED? She should be just cause she has the best mama around (and she's still little enought to know it).

Kara said...

I cannot wait to make me some carrot cake! Really! I know..time gets away from me. Thanks for the reminder to cherish all these times. now I shall get off the computer and give me kiddos a kiss..HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRACIE!

Pamela said...

I love that Gracie girl! Glad you had a happy birthday celebration.

Rebz said...

Happy day.

Anonymous said...

hope it was a groovy birthday. She looks so big!

Traci Michele said...

OH MY GOODNESS>...... tear tear... my baby is going to be 4 this October. Can you even stand it?

LOVE THE PIC of her with her doll in front of the cake.

That cake looks good!


Bending Birches said...

happy birthday to you both!