It’s time again for the Peanut Butter Bash! This was a hard one! Our ingredients were Peanut Butter and…. Carrots! I know, right?!? Curious what I made? Chocolate Carrot Cake with a Peanut Butter Glaze!
I know you’re thinking that sounds totally weird, but this is a great way to hide veggies and get them into your kids. And the best part? They have no idea! If you’re a reader here, then you probably know that I’m all about shortcuts when it comes to cooking, so for this cake, I used a basic chocolate cake mix and then doctored it up a bit.
Usually when you think of carrot cake, you think of shredded carrots and raisins and maybe some pineapple. Instead, I used steamed carrots that I mashed with a potato masher. This way it’s more like when you add pumpkin to a recipe. I can be very sensitive to texture in foods, so I thought mashed carrots would be perfect. With this cake, there’s no texture issue at all, and even if you can see a little bit of carrot, you will never taste it!
One thing you do have to do to this cake is add some additional liquid. When I originally came up with this idea, I was thinking in terms of this cake being similar to chocolate zucchini cake or bread, but zucchini has a TON of water in it, and carrots do not. So, to compensate for that liquid, I added half a cup of plain Greek yogurt.
It’s just like eating a regular ol’ chocolate cake topped with peanut butter! I’m happy to say my little experiment came out delicious. My husband says this cake the moistest, most delicious chocolate cake he has ever eaten, and the kids agree!
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix
- 1 cup carrots, steamed and smashed
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Thoroughly grease a bundt cake pan.
- Combine all the ingredients and beat on medium with an electric mixer for about 2 minutes, or until smooth.
- Pour into bundt cake pan and bake or about 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from cake.
- Allow the cake to cool completely before pouring the glaze over it.
- Combine all ingredients into an electric mixer with a whip attachment.
- Beat on medium for about a minute or two and make sure to scrap down the bowl to completely incorporate all the peanut butter and powdered sugar.
- Then, beat on high for 3-5 minutes until the glaze lightens in color a little and is glossy.
- When checking the glaze, a spoon should drizzle a ribbon that stays for a small moment.
- When glaze is ready, pour it over the entire cake.
- Serve immediately.
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