Carrot cake has always been a favorite of mine since childhood and it’s one cake you never quite feel guilty about eating. Surprisingly, carrot cake is full of nutrition and is actually a great pick me up when you are in the need of a little TLC. It is a versatile cake that you can make for any occasion or social function that will be sure to be hit!
This cake was created out of love for carrot cake and for my wonderful husband’s birthday celebration way back in the day. When he requested a carrot cake, in my mind’s eye I could already see the perfect strain to pair with one of my already created carrot cake recipes — Mr. Nice. Thus, Mr. Nice’s Carrot Cake was born. The cake was a huge hit at the party and has proven that strain specific baking really is where it’s at.
Mr. Nice possesses the flavor profiles of hash, spice and earth tones with a slight tang. These flavors really dance with the carrot cake, intermingling into a complex taste that will be sure to have you licking your fork. This strain pairs perfectly with the various ingredients in both the frosting and cake: Mr. Nice has never been so delicious! Enjoy for dessert, as a mid day snack or whenever you crave it. This cake pairs wonderfully with dark roast coffees, chai or a large glass of milk. Enjoy with love, from my kitchen to yours!
Mise en place:
• 2 cups AP flour
• 2 cups turbinado sugar
• 2 cups grated carrot
• 1 cup crushed walnuts
• 3/4 cup buttermilk
• 3/4 cup vegetable oil
• 8 ounces crushed pineapple
• 4 ounces coconut flakes
• 3 eggs
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
• 2 teaspoons almond extract
• 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
• 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
• 3 cups sifted powdered sugar
• 3/4 cup Mr. Nice Cannabutter (with 6 grams infused into the butter)
• 2 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese
• 1 tablespoon almond extract
• 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add all of the dry ingredients into the bowl making sure there are no clumps. Now add the eggs, oil, buttermilk, extracts and pineapple. Mix with a whisk or electric mixer until well blended. Next add the grated carrots, coconut flakes and crushed walnuts. Mix until fully incorporated.
Step 2: Lightly grease a 9″ bunt pan or cake pan of your choice. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake. When the cake is done, remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
Step 3: While the cake is cooling, you can prepare the frosting. In a bowl cream the cannabutter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and extracts. Add the white food coloring to get the frosting to the color that you want.
Step 4: Slice the cake into two equal halves and ice the center of the cake. Place the top of the cake back on and frost the outside of the cake. Decorate the way you desire, making sure that each decoration is balanced with each cake piece. This will ensure proper dosing for each slice of cake. You will now have 12 slices infused with Mr. Nice. Enjoy!
If Mr Nice THC content tests around 22 percent, 22 percent of 1,000 mg would be 220 mg. Sub the number of your THC percentage and do the math to figure out your desired dosage per tablespoon for your method of making cannabutter. If you want a smaller dose in this recipe, cut the cannabis down to a smaller portion. If you want a larger dose, add the amount you desire. There are 12 tablespoons in 3/4 cup and there are 12 servings of this cake, so adjust accordingly.
I would recommend any strain with terpenes that would compliment the hashy earth flavor of Mr. Nice. Buddha’s Sister, G-13 (the sweeter tasting phenotype) and Hashplant are all great choices. Be creative and have fun with it!
TELL US, do you like your carrot cake with or without frosting?