Thursday, May 14, 2009

Great Summer Cake Recipe

Last weekend I tested this recipe so I could feed it to my company this weekend. It is a great cake. I hope you enjoy it. Leave me a comment about your baking experiences.

14-Karat Cake
This recipe was adapted from the May 2009 relish
newspaper article.
4 eggs
1 stick butter
1 1/3 cups extra virgin olive oil
21/4 cups sugar
21/4 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons allspice
21/2 cups grated carrots
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing
2 packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
1 package of white chocolate chips, melted
½ cup powdered sugar
11/2 sticks of butter, at room temperature
Chopped walnuts to sprinkle over the icing

1.) To prepare this cake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. You will need two 9 inch baking pans. Spray pans with cooking spray.
2.) Combine eggs , butter and oil in a large mixing bowl. Beat on medium speed for two minutes. Add one cup of sugar and mix for 2 additional minutes. Add the remaining sugar and mix for 4 minutes.
3.) Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and allspice; add to egg mixture, beating on low until blended. Add carrots, walnuts and pineapple mix until moistened.
4.) Divide mixture evenly in each pan.
5.) Bake for one hour or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
6.) Cool, refrigerate overnight.
7.) To prepare icing, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add melted white chocolate. To cream cheese mixture. Add butter and powdered sugar cream mixture until smooth.
8.) Remove cakes from refrigerator and ice with white chocolate cream cheese icing. Press walnuts into the side of the icing and sprinkle on top of cake. Serves 20.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Walgreens Deals

Hurry and check out the clearance items at your local Walgreens!

Listed below are some of the deals I found at the Mall Avenue and in Springdale near Harps on 412 and Stagecoach.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Target Deals-Happy Mother's Day

Target has a few $5 gift cards with purchase check out the deals
Buy any two of the following and get a $5 gift card
Charmin basic for $10 for 24 big rolls- coupon $1.00=$9.00
Bounty Extra Soft for $14.00 for 16 rolls
Venus Breeze or Gilette Fusion $7.99-$4.00 coupon from last Sunday's paper-$3.99
Gilette Fusion -last Sunday's paper coupon $4.00=$3.99 total for 2 razors $7.98-$5.00 gift card $2.98 for 2 razors!
Pampers cruisers or Pampers baby dry $17.99
Check out my cousins blog for great additional savings at

If you use Pantine shampoo and conditioner they have the large bottles for just over $3.00 so - Sunday newspaper coupon$1.00 is around $2.00 each
They also have Burts Bees soap for $5.00 for 2 bars. (I'm waitng on the next markdown for this item.)
Always look at the end cap oposite the main isle for Clearance bargains!
I'm not sure if I have mentioned this but the Orange last chances at Walgreens are the best bargains.

I have not had the chance to go through the Sunday paper coupons but stay tuned for later posts.

Walgreens Clearance

Be sure and check out the good deals at Walgreens. I spent under $10 and bought the following items.
Iams cat food-$.20 each(11)
Cesar dog food-$.32 (1)
Peter Pan Creamy Peanut Butter $.87 (2)
Arwick vanilla flameless candle $4.99-coupon on it ($1.99)(1)
Dog biscuits $1.39(1)
Sleepy time tea $.95(1)
Tylenol Arthritis $1.24 (1)
Walgreens Ato Z vitamins$1.59(1)
Walgreens RR-$3.00
Savings $33.15