Sunday, October 28, 2012

Jack-O-Lantern Carrot Cake for #SundaySupper {#Dairyfree}

Are you ready for Halloween? I sure know that our girlies are...they have been figuring out how many more days to Halloweens since the first day of October.  Yes, really I am not exaggerating...Now, to top it all of the theme for this week's #SundaySupper is Trick-or-Treat Halloween Party and it is hosted by Leslie the author of La Cocina de Leslie.

To me it was quite a challenge to come up with a spooky, fitting know, I think black and white.  I am German :)  - so to think about food in terms of "dressing" it up was a little challenging for me.  And yes, I may be the exception.  I certainly do not speak of my fellow German citizens...

Let me tell you, the girls were so excited about this event to because it got me to think about all different kinds of fun stuff...

Now without anything further, please let me introduce to you our
Jack-O-Lantern Carrot Cake.  It is not the usual carrot cake as it does not have spices, nor nuts. This one is almost delicate in flavor and mild, plus the color stays a perfect hue of orange. So there :)

Jack-O-Lantern Carrot Cake
2 C grated carrots
1 C sugar
1-1/2 C pastry flour
3 tsp baking powder
  1/2 C oil {I used Safflower}
  1/4 C almond milk {or other milk substitute}
  1/4 C orange juice {generous}
  1/4 C raisins
2 eggs

- Preheat oven to 350F
- Grease either a round cake pan, or a Jack-O-Lantern form {its
  what I used - but next time I will just use a standard cake 
- Mix all of the ingredients together. Combine well and pour
  into the cake pan using.
- Bake for app. 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean
- Let cake cool in pan for about 30 minutes before removing it 
  from the cake pan. If using a regular cake pan, cut out stem, 
  eyes,nose and mouth

1 small can of coconut milk
4 Tbs Orange Juice
1 Tbs Margarine {make sure it is vegan}
4-5 Tbs Powdered Sugar
Green and orange {mix red and yellow} food coloring 
10 marshmallows
1 tsp currants
Almond slices {app. 1/2 Tbs}

1. Pour coconut milk into a pan; bring to a boil to reduce until
   it has almost the consistency of condensed milk;
2. add melted margarine - then add orange juice, and sugar {to 
3. Take about 1-2 Tbs of the coconut milk mixture and add green 
   food coloring;
4. Add orange food coloring to the reminder of the coconut milk

5. Using a brush "paint" the stem green; clean off the brush and
   "paint" rest of the cake orange
6. Toast marshmallows {be very careful not to burn yourself} one 
   at a time.  Place two in each eye and add currants {while 
   marshmallow is still warm}; one for the nose; the remaining 
   ones for the mouth at the end add almond slices as teeth.

Look at my taste testers
Alena and her friend
Oh, and this is what it looked like by the end of the day...

Are you ready for more scary treats?  Go check out the spooky treats what the rest of the #SundaySupper team is bringing to the table today. It is spooktacular 

We would love to have you join this special Sunday Supper and bring your halloween party recipes.  So many amazing recipes and this group is just a blast to be around.  Our #SundaySupper chat will begin on Twitter at 7pm Eastern Time.   Grab your Bewitching Brew and Ghoulish Grew and join the fun!

Bewitching Brews:

Ghoulish Gruel:

Haunted Snacks:

Spooky Sweets:

Join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.  We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We would also love to feature your Sunday Supper Halloween Party Recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.
This is a fun Sunday Supper you don’t want to miss! I promise you will have a blast.


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