Saturday, February 9, 2008

Strawberry Carrot Bundt Cake

2 1/2 cups alls-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup water
2 eggs
1 cup finely shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped strawberries

2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon mashed strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, grease and flour a 12 cup bundt cake pan.
In a large mixing bowl, blend together flour, sugar, baking powder, spices, soda and salt.
In a medium size bowl, beat together the oil, yogurt, water and eggs.
Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and beat on medium speed 1 minute or until thoroughly blended.
Stir in shredded carrots, pecans and strawberries; pour into prepared pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 5 minutes and remove from pan, allow to cool completely, then spoon glaze over cake.
For the glaze, beat together the cream cheese, strawberries and vanilla; gradually beat in the 3/4 cup powdered sugar until blended.

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