Saturday, 3 September 2011

This Father loves the Carrot Cake

Sometimes fathers get a bit of a raw deal. Mother's Day is put on the highest pedestal of all the little scattered throughout the year love giving commercial holidays. Mother's are pretty awesome and we totally deserve it but what about the sometimes deodorant wearing, forgot to floss, unkempt facial hair sporting Dad? Those guys need a fancy day of love too. 

My husband is a fantastic Dad. He is a master at breaking all of my frivolous rules yet still manages to not seriously maim his standing as the firm parent. The nightly father son wrestle is a highlight of their day, even though the weight class is greatly disproportionate - there is never a bad time for a jump on the bed or a castle creation of clutter and blankets. There is always love to be dished out and never a "too busy for a hug" to be heard. This father deserves a day of his own, no dishes, no cleaning (probably not even himself), and only minimal cooking (come on! I cook all week!). He can count on a decent Surf and possibly a sleep in - a slice of Carrot Cake and a freshly brewed coffee will be waiting at his leisure. 

*Someday's even a nap can wriggle it's way into the mix...generally I prefer it to be the other way around...  

Throw together 4 eggs, 1/2 a cup apple sauce, 1/4 of a cup oil, 1/2 a cup of brown sugar, 1/2 a cup of white sugar, two teaspoon of vanilla, about two teaspoons or so of lemon zest and about three cups of grated carrots. Give it a mix up.

In another bowl, put together 1 and 3/4 of a cup flour, 2 teaspoons baking soda, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 a teaspoon salt, 1 and a half teaspoons cinnamon and 1/2 a teaspoon nutmeg. Get this in the bowl with the wet stuff - good stir - and into a 175c oven she goes for 40 -45 min. 

Once totally cooled add a lemon cream cheese blanket over the whole cake if you wish...I wished. 

One block of cream cheese (about 1 cup) whisked together with 2 tablespoons of butter. Add in 3/4 of a cup icing sugar, about a tablespoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon lemon zest. 

1 comment:

  1. I like that picture of your men (my ovaries are giving me the nudge). And carrot cake! All in all, a stellar post.