One picture also gone is the one I took of my awesome carrot cake, if I do say so myself. And I do. It was one of my contributions to the Thanksgiving smorgasbord we feasted on. Since, I do not have a picture of this fabulous cake, I had to borrow one.
Photo and cake recipe from Make Fabulous Cakes website.
This cake is amazing! However, I did not use the website's icing recipe, only the cake recipe. I used my own icing recipe. Let me tell you, this icing got rave reviews! I had extra icing leftover and could not stop licking it off the spoon. My brother-in-law was afraid that my twin sister would leave him for the icing. My twin sister's neighbors flipped over it. My other sister's office friends were wild about it. It was a huge cake and we had plenty to go around, but the icing is what all the buzz was about. After all, high praise over one's food is what every foodie fantasizes about. Am I right out there?
Here is how I did it:
Carolina's Holiday White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- 2 ounces white chocolate
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
- 4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons egg nog
- In small saucepan, melt white chocolate over low heat. Stir until smooth, and allow to cool to room temperature.
- In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in white chocolate, vanilla, and orange extract. Gradually beat in the confectioners' sugar until the mixture is fluffy. Mix in egg nog.
Seriously, it is really a good icing. Definitely for the person with a sweet tooth!
Next up, Dorie's Pumpkin Sour Cream Pie. This picture was also on my lost camera! Dorie did it again as this pie is to die for. I will use this recipe again and again, especially for Thanksgiving Day.