“Today is” February 3rd
Today is National Carrot Cake Day.
Carrot Cake with Salted Caramel-Cream Cheese Frosting
1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix
½ cup milk
½ cup butter, melted
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups coarsely shredded peeled carrots (3 medium) SAVE $
½ cup chopped pecans
12 oz (1 ½ packages) cream cheese, softened
¾ cup butter, softened
¼ cup salted caramel sauce
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup salted caramel sauce
½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
- Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Grease bottoms and sides of four 8-inch round cake pans with shortening.
- In large bowl, beat cake mix, milk, melted butter, eggs, cinnamon and nutmeg with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in carrots and pecans. Spoon and spread batter evenly in pans (about 1 1/4 cups batter each).
- Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack; cool completely, about 1 hour.
- In large bowl, beat cream cheese and softened butter with electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth. Beat in 1/4 cup caramel sauce and the vanilla. On low speed, beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth and creamy.
- Frost cake using 2/3 cup between layers. Frost sides with a thin layer of frosting so sides are covered but still showing through. Spread remaining frosting on top. Refrigerate uncovered at least 2 hours.
- When ready to serve, carefully pour and spread 1/3 cup caramel sauce over top of cake, allowing some to drip down sides; sprinkle sea salt on top. Cover and refrigerate any remaining cake.
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Today in history is known as “the Day the Music Died”. It marks the anniversary of the 1959 plane crash that claimed the lives of Richie Valens, Buddy Holly J.P. Richardson known as the “Big Bopper.”
Fun Fact: Don McLean’s1971 classic, “American Pie” is based upon the deaths of these legends.
Lagniappe: Today in 1876, Albert G. Spalding invests $800 to start a sporting goods company, and making the first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, and football.
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