Friday, May 2, 2014

Phriday Phood Philosophy--the unexpected

Who knew that mayonnaise, pineapple, and carrots would come together in such a wonderful way?  Each ingredient falls into my "favorites" category (witness the three gallons of mayo sitting by our back door!).  But toss them together with a few other ingredients, and you get the most delightfully decadent carrot cake you can imagine.  Frost it with cream cheese frosting and you have a party of flavors waiting to explode on your first bite.  Sometimes the whole IS greater than the sum of its parts!  Give it a try and know you are loved!

2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple
2 c. shredded carrots
1/2 c. walnuts

Mix first 5 ingredients. Beat the next 4 ingredients separately. Add the two mixtures together. Beat well. Stir in the carrots and walnuts. Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until tests done. 9x13 of 2 layer pans.

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