Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze - unbelievably easy (like only 5 minutes from start to oven!) and unbelievably moist and delicious!

It was one of those miserable, early March days. You know the kind; damp, chilly with steady rain falling for hours on end. Looking out the window only revealed varying shades of gray; gray sky, gray trees, gray streets, gray gardens, gray, gray, gray.

Scott and I were working on our computers in the living room, not wanting to leave the warmth of the fireplace, when suddenly the doorbell rang. Scott opened the door to see the UPS truck speeding away; and you’ll never believe what the man in brown left on our door step! (Hint – suddenly the day became much brighter.)

It was a box from KitchenAid, a BIG box. I knew exactly what was inside, and couldn’t wait to tear it open.

A big box from KitchenAid!!

I guess you could call me a KitchenAid girl, since I’ve used so many of their appliances (stand mixer, dishwasher, refrigerator, blender and food processor) for years. They’ve been amazing workhorses in my crazy little kitchen, and I’ve loved each and every one of them. So when the kind KitchenAid folks offered to send me a super-duper, brand-spankin’-new, fancy-dancy, Empire Red (matches my kitchen!) food processor… I was pumped!

There’s a funny story about me and food processors. Years ago, Scott bought my first one as a birthday present. I was so thrilled with the little machine that I stayed up most of that night. By the time Scott woke up in the morning, I had shredded, diced, sliced, chopped and pureed every fruit and veggie in the house. All the nuts in the freezer had been transformed into nut butters and every block of cheese was neatly shredded and stored in zippered bags. I just kept staring at the thing in amazement, as it performed one task after another with ease.

I felt a bit of deja vu, as I opened the box to check out my new machine. My mind was already spinning with all the ideas of the fun I’d have with it, and I was thrilled to get acquainted with my new friend. This deluxe version has some really cool features that I haven’t had before – it has the option of both a high and a low speed, which makes a huge difference when processing certain foods.

It also has an awesome slicing featured called Exact Slice, which allows you to make precise slices exactly the size you want, from paper thin to thick and chunky.

And last but not least; the dicing attachment. Wow! I love making soups and salads with lots of diced veggies, but it usually takes forever to get them all chopped up by hand. With the dicing attachment, it takes only seconds. I know I’ll be using this feature all the time.

KitchenAid Empire Red

Although I’ve used my food processor for all kinds of kitchen tasks, I thought it would be fun to explore some new ways of putting it to work, so I started doing a little online research. I was quite intrigued with some of the recipes I found for making cake in the food processor. Cake, really? I had a hard time believing a cake whirled up in just a few minutes would be as good as a traditional stand mixer one.

So, I decided to give cake whirling a whirl since Emmy, our youngest granddaughter, had a birthday in March. It was easy enough, and when I served the cake, I didn’t say a word about how it was made… until the rave reviews started rolling in, that is. Everyone loved the cake and thought it was one of the best chocolate layer cakes, “ever”!

Emmy's birthday cake

Now I was on a roll, so I did some more research on food processor cakes. I came upon a somewhat strange one, simply called Consumer Reports Carrot Cake. The article explained that, quite a while back, when Consumer Reports did a review on food processors, they included this cake recipe in the article. I probably would have passed right by it, except for this statement: “‘This is all they want for their birthdays’, Nelson (the woman who originally discovered the recipe) said of her six grandsons.” Anytime I hear a proclamation like that, my curiosity is quite peaked, as I’m pretty certain it’s going to be a great recipe!

Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze - unbelievably easy (like only 5 minutes from start to oven!) and unbelievably moist and delicious!

So I made it. And then made it again. And again. And again. And at least two more times. I made bundt cakes, layer cakes, cupcakes and loaf cakes, all with this same recipe.

Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze - unbelievably easy (like only 5 minutes from start to oven!) and unbelievably moist and delicious!

It’s so easy and, oh my goodness, so delicious!

Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze - unbelievably easy (like only 5 minutes from start to oven!) and unbelievably moist and delicious!

If I have all of my ingredients out and measured (mise en place), I can honestly, thanks to my wonderful KitchenAid food processor, have this cake whipped up and ready for the oven in less than five minutes. Seriously!

Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze - unbelievably easy (like only 5 minutes from start to oven!) and unbelievably moist and delicious!

Just in case you think I’m spoofing you, I had a little friend help me put my latest rendition together. She’ll show you – it’s not only easy, but fun too!

Emmy and the Carrot Cake
Start with sugar.

 

Next comes oil.
Next comes oil.

 

Emmy and the Carrot Cake
Count the eggs. 1,2,3,4!

 

Just one little push gets the whirling going.
Just one little push gets the whirling going.

 

Emmy and the Carrot Cake
Super Cool!

 

Emmy and the Carrot Cake- Lots of carrots
Now comes the fun part! But that’s a LOT of carrots! Is this a trick to get me to eat my veggies? I’m on to you Grammy!

 

Emmy and the Carrot Cake
Last, the dry ingredients are added. This is the really serious part, I’m giving my MOST serious face, can you tell?

 

Emmy and the Carrot Cake
A little tidying up. Clean as you go. I wish Grammy would get the hang of that!

 

Emmy and the Carrot Cake
Just 4 pulses and we’re done. Don’t cheat and try to do more. Grammy says that’s what keeps the cake so light and tender – not going crazy with this final mixing. Think we should trust her?

 

Emmy and the Carrot Cake
We’re done! YOU can do it too! Grammy was right, it’s super easy! Do you think I did good enough to deserve a BIG slice of cake when it’s finished? Hope she puts LOTS of that yummy glaze on it!

 

Wanna hear the best news of all? You have the opportunity to win one of these amazing, super-duper, brand-spankin-new, fancy-dancy, Empire Red (or whatever your color of choice is) food processors. KitchenAid is sponsoring a giveaway here at The Café. Wouldn’t you love a big KitchenAid box on your front doorstep? And look at the cool colors! Which one do you like?

Just follow the Rafflecopter prompts below to enter! There are opportunities to enter the giveaway five times.

KitchenAid 14 cup food processor - Colors

P.S. One last thing about the cake. It’s delightful on it’s own, or just with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, but I’m also including the recipe for a Buttermilk Glaze, which is stirred together and then reduced a bit in the microwave. After the cake has cooled slightly the glaze is brushed on, leaving a shiny, sweet layer of deliciousness as it dries.

Disclaimer: I was given a KitchenAid Food Processor, but not compensated monetarily for this post.  It was not a requirement by KitchenAid to write a post. All opinions are my own.

This giveaway is open only to residents of the United States.

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Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze {KitchenAid Giveaway}

4.9 from 28 reviews

Unbelievably easy (like only 5 minutes from start to oven!) and unbelievably moist and delicious!

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  • Yield: Serves 10-12
  • Category: Dessert

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup mild-flavored vegetable oil, such as sunflower oil or canola oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 pound carrots, I like to use the baby carrots which are already peeled but any type of carrots is fine.
  • ¾ cup pecans
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • For the buttermilk glaze:
  • ¼ stick butter
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  1. Spray a 10-inch tube pan or Bundt pan* with baking spray. Alternatives – spray 3 8 or 9-inch cake pans with baking spray and line the bottoms with parchment paper. You can also make cupcakes – line 36 muffin cups with cupcake papers. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Add the eggs, oil and sugar to the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1 minute until smooth.
  3. Slowly add carrots and pecans through the tube. When they appear to be fully grated, remove the lid and add flour, coconut, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Replace lid and pulse four times, just until dry ingredients are mixed. It’s okay if there is a little flour still on the surface and at the edges. Just mix a little by hand until flour disappears.
  4. Pour batter into the prepared pan/s and place in oven. Immediately reduce temperature to 375˚F. Check cake after 30 minutes (cupcakes and layer cakes after 20), continue baking until cake is firm when lightly touched in the center and a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean, total of 35-50 minutes for a bundt cake, closer to 30 for layer cakes, and 20-25 minutes for cupcakes.
  5. Cool in pan/s for 15 minutes then invert onto cooling rack. Brush with glaze and allow to cool completely before moving or cutting.
  6. For the glaze:
  7. If desired, make glaze after cake is finished baking. Place all ingredients in a large (be sure it’s large as mixture will bubble up) microwave-safe bowl. Cook for 1 minute on high then stir well. Return to microwave and cook another 3-4 minutes until glaze is beginning to thicken. Brush hot glaze on cake with a pastry brush. Try to cover all of the surfaces of the cake. Allow cake to cool completely.

Notes

* I love this Nordic Ware Bundt pan. I used to have trouble with my cakes sticking to the pan, but with this one, the cakes just slide out like a dream!
One last note: if your food processor is less than 12 cup capacity, I would make it up to the point where the dry ingredients are added, then transfer to a bowl and stir in the flour by hand.

 



218 thoughts on “Easy Carrot Cake with Buttermilk Glaze”

  • I know your giveaway is long over but I had to comment on how adorable your granddaughter is. The photos are amazing. Thanks for the recipe. I have a great carrot cake recipe but I might have to try that food processor one. I do love my KA mixer and have so many of the attachments (which I also love). I may have to try out the food processor once I get my new kitchen. 🙂

  • Yikes!!!! I cringed at your precious little one so close to this appliance….it’s so dangerous! Hope you unplugged it between steps…they can’t be trusted to be so close! I even unplug mine when it’s just me…. I hope you do, too….:)

    • Thanks for your concern Renee. Scott and I are always within inches of her during the shoot and she is a very good listener; follows instructions to a T! We don’t let her get close, unless it’s off or running slow.

  • This is a very easy recipe! Thank you very much for sharing. My carrot cakes always tended to be dry and/or uncooked. I’m so thrilled to try this out, I’m going to buy a bunch of colored carrots at the Farmers Market right today and bake this cake. Until now I try to get better and better in bread baking since I could not find (and still can’t where we actually live) the German/French style bread I was used to. Again thank you for sharing such an easy – peasy (as you tend to say here) recipe!. Wish you all of the best! Sandy

  • Following you on face book. Making carrot cake for Easter with your recipe, but will be doing the grating and mixing by hand.

  • Not sure what I would make with the food processor. I am sure if I win, I will find something. 🙂

  • The first thing I would make would be vegetable fritters which require way too much grating for one person to handle but a good food processor could do it with ease!

  • I’m inspired to try your beautiful carrot cake! It looks yummy. Your granddaughter is adorable, and such a good helper.

  • What fun! The first thing I’d make is that carrot cake. I love carrot cake but I’ve alwas read that you can’t shred the carrots in the food processor for the average carrot cake recipe. I love what you’ve hoswn us here and I hcan hardly wait to try it!!
    The second thing I’d make is pimento cheese!!

  • The first thing I would make is a beautiful carrot cake, hopefully as nice as yours.. We must have carrot cake for Easter and any other day! Delicious.

  • GReat birthday cake for an adorable little girl!
    Trying to decide what I’d make – the first thing that came to my mind is my grandmother’s German Carrot cake with hazelnuts and choclate ganach. Then again, I’d like to make almond flour….to try some gluten free recipes.

  • I don’t know why, but the first thought that jumps into my mind is chopped liver. Or maybe pesto? Yes! Definitely the pesto!

  • I plan to make this next week for my book club meeting at my home. This looks soooo good. Love your little helper!

  • My BIL will be in town in a few weeks, so the first thing I’d probably end up making would be Chicken Croquettes for him. The plastic blade that comes with food processors is great for shredding the cooked chicken! If he’s not here yet, I’d be playing with that new Exact Slice feature for sure!! 🙂

  • The first thing I would make would be a LEMON cake with Lemon Frosting – no box all from scratch.

  • Quite similar to my “Best Carrot Cake Ever” family recipe, but the addition of coconut sounds fantastic, looking forward to trying this

  • First of all – CUTENESS OVERLOAD!! What an adorable little baker you have there to help you ;D

    I love that you made your cake in the food processor. So much easier!!!

    Carrot cake is a family favorite..it’s just so good and always wonderful to have, The buttermilk glaze is a great alternative to the traditional cream cheese frosting. I definitely have to try that next time. 🙂

    Ohh boy let’s see…the first thing I would make?? …Probably a hummus dip to celebrate a beautiful new food processor! 😀

    xoxo,
    Tammy<3

  • The pictures are beautiful and it is so sweet to see your granddaughter helping you. I have a small Kitchen Aid Food Processor, so I have to do everything in batches. I would love a larger one to make some great summer soups. Maybe vichyssoise or gazpacho.

  • Adore poking around your place, thanks for sharing! Thanks for the opportunity, too, with this giveaway.

    The first thing I’d make is a family cake recipe (a secret!) that was my father’s favorite from my kitchen.

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  • I am so glad I found your blog! And I am definitely making this cake – with or without the KA food processor!!!!

  • Since I love carrot cake yours would be the first thing I would make, in honor of this really nice post. Your granddaughter is precious!

  • Chris, this is a great post from top to bottom! My KA mixer is a work horse too. I have two of them, one of which is red like your new processor. And how precious is Emmy? Kids give their fullest attention when working in the kitchen, and you so beautifully captured the moments. Terrific cake!

  • Apple pie — my greatest nemeses is pie crust and slicing apples! Thanks for the great giveaway and awesome recipes!

  • Instagram! Why am i the only person with a problem here? I do follow you (as @margotcore) but it doesn’t say “chrisscheueratthe_cafe” on your stream; it says @cafesucrefarine. However, there are no posts under that handle, no photos. And you don’t have an instagram button on your site. so. I’m baffled.

    • Hi Margot,
      So sorry you had trouble with this. I am chrisscheuer_at_the_cafe on instagram. I had and account thecafesucrefarine that I had started before I knew anything about instragram. I think that’s where the confusion came in but I have deleted that account so, going forward, things should be fine.

  • I would love a kitchenaid food processor, chopping by hand is a pain. I used another brand i borrowed did not like it.

  • Wow, so many possibilities of creations to make, I believe the first cake I would try out with this food processor would be banana nut bread. This carrot cake recipe is definitely on my list as well! I love that the product takes care of the batter and carrots, I have confidence that it will take care of the batter for banana nut bread, the bananas and the walnuts with no difficulty.

  • Winning a food processor would be super.
    I’ve never thought of making a cake in a food processor! This is fantastic!
    Been thinking of making a carrot cake. Thanks for the recipe.
    And you have a cute helper 🙂

  • The first thing I would make is the easy carrot cake with buttermilk glaze, Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • This cake would probably be the first thing I make with a brand new food processor!!! It looks scrumptious!

  • i am definitely going to make this (EASY CARROT CAKE WITH BUTTERMILK GLAZE ) my whole family loves carrot cake but i never found the kind of home made recipe that i really like yet so im excited to try this one. I love that your granddaughter gets to make it with you, im sure my almost 6yo son will be so excited to make it with me. i think this cake will be perfect for his birthday cake next month.
    Thank you so much for the chance!

  • I will be trying some of these recipes, and the Carrot cake is up near the top, but Chocolate cake is going to be first!!!

  • All of you recipes look absolutely delicious! What a cute sous chef! Hoping to win the Kitchen Aid food processor! 😉

  • What a dream machine! I could use all those features . I just bought a dehydrator and this would be a fantastic compliment to it. That cake looks amazing and delicious…makes me want to make it. Carrot cake would be the first because it is one of my favorites and I haven’t made it in a while.

  • I just made a carrot cake yesterday that took me so long chopping and cleaning up all the utensils I used, so having the KitchenAid Food Processor with the Exact Slice System & Dicing Kit sure sounds like it would be fast and easy with less clean-up. First thing I would make is your carrot cake recipe as it sounds moist, delicious, & easy, especially with your buttermilk glaze with maple syrup, which my buttermilk glaze didn’t have. Thanks for the great recipe and the chance to win the KitchenAid Food Processor.

  • You have the cutest sous chef EVER!!! And she tidies up after herself??? Too sweet! And I love the idea of a carrot bundt cake—why have I never made one???? And that’s exactly what I’d make if I won a gorgeous new food processor 🙂

    Happy Easter if I don’t get back before the holiday! xoxo

  • Loved your post, especially your charming little sous chef. Now I’m sitting here imagining a new food processor and carrot cake ~wouldn’t that be a lovely day!

  • I love the red, too! And your Fire encgine description! I could SO use this food processor. It makes my mouth water just thinking of the goodies Ii could whip up!

  • I hate grating carrots but love carrot cake. If I won I would make your cake , love you just drop in the carrots.

  • I wish we could have one of those wet rainy days here in LA! I do know the feeling of seeing a wonderful delivery like your Kitchenaid, and so great to know that you can whip up a lovely cake so easily in it! Your photos are wonderful and your granddaughter is just darling! Great post!

  • What a beautiful and luscious carrot cake, Chris! So perfect for the season. And your granddaughter is a BEAUTY! What a sweet little girl! Between her and your Kitchen Aid processor, I know you consider yourself blessed! (Stunning lead photo!)

  • The first thing I’d make is my favorite soup that requires so much chopping/dicing.

    BTW the instagram link in the app took me to a page that says, “Page Not Found.” I looked around on this blog post, but didn’t see another Instagram link. Could you fix it? Thank you. 🙂

    And your little helper is absolutely gorgeous. I love how her hair bow matches the KitchenAid.

    • Thanks Annette, I did put the correct instagram address in. The raflecopter wouldn’t allow me to use a link so I just put my instagram user name in. Thanks for pointing this out!

  • You’ve got the most precious helper ever! They make the best ones too! I’ve always wanted a food processor, and I’d love to win one. 🙂

  • My last food processor was a Kitchen Aid and I enjoyed using it. I would like to try the carrot cake in the processor, but most often use it to make tapenade.

  • Love the post, the give-a-way, the recipe, your little bakery helper, & the Carrot Cake recipe! That would be the first thing I would make if I won the food processor. Love it! Thank you for the give-a-way!

  • Your little helper is ADORABLE Chris! And she managed to stay clean and adorable through out! My daughter would have been covered in flour by the time she got round to adding the oil – somehow she used to be a flour magnet when she was younger! 🙂
    You adapted carrot cake sounds and looks heavenly – I wish I could get me a slice – and seeing it has the reputation it does, I might have to make it first – if I won that AH-MAZING food processor! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and have a wonderful weekend!

  • Carrot cake is my favorite so I look forward to trying this one. And would love, love, LOVE a full size food processor. I only have a mini one. It’s great but limiting. Thanks so much!!

  • What a beautiful cake, Chris! I have a someone similar photo to your first one coming up in my next post – LOL. Your granddaughter is just adorable and I love the shots her her helping you make the cake. Her birthday cake is gorgeous! What a beautiful food processor! My 20+ year old food processor is one it’s last legs and the bowl is so broken I need to hold it down to get it to work. so I’m definitely in the market for a new one! Thanks to you and KitchenAid for the opportunity!

  • I’m intrigued with this cake made in the food processor. I think that would be the first thing I’d try. I’ve always wanted a food processor and have hinted about one as a gift, but nothing so far. Maybe the guys in brown will hear my wish. Thanks for the chances to win!

  • I “like” your Facebook page as well as Kitchen Aids, Follow you on Pinterest, been a subscriber to your blog for sometime.

    Looking forward to trying stage Carrot Cske with Buttermilk Glaze recipe SOON

  • I’ve never owned a food processor and keep thinking it would be SUCH a time savor. I would have to go with the white one if I was lucky enough to win! Hummus would be the first thing I would make, it TOTALLY didn’t work in my blender.

  • I always felt that making carrot cakes were too time consuming but using a food processor will really cut down on the time involved. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing the recipe. It’s a great way to give young cooks a chance to help in the kitchen. Your adorable granddaughter looked as if she really was enjoying the experience.

  • Hi Chris,
    I love your photography and your granddaughter is adorable. I’m going to try this today but have a question.
    I make carrot cake a lot and usually shred my carrots in the food processor separately. When you are putting the carrots thru the chute are they being chopped up by the main blade or have you put in the shredding disk? Thanks so much_can’t wait to try the glaze versus the usual cream cheese frosting 🙂

  • What a darling littler helper. If I win, I’d make the carrot cake with buttermilk glaze. It would be only fitting. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • That’s a sweet little helper there! The cake sounds delicious and easy too! (especially with that gorgeous food processor!) My food processor is an old one I got at a thrift shop. It would be so exciting to have a brand new shiny one! I think I’d try making some almond butter first, and then maybe I’d just have to try this yummy cake! 🙂

  • Kitchen Aid has excellent products. I’d love to use a new food processor. I was looking for a delicious easy dessert for Easter. Your recipes always fit the bill.

  • I have an old Cuisinart that has a broken switch so I have to turn it off and on at the power point. I think it’s time I looked into one of these. 🙂

    What an easy cake and if she can make such a wonderful cake, surely mine would look nearly as good? 🙂 What an adorable assistant you have.

  • I am fortunate to have the Nordic Ware Mini Bunt Pan 6 cakes. I hadn’t thought of using it for carrot cake which I absolutely love. Sometimes I substitute zucchini and add coconut and a little nutmeg along with the cinnamon. Cake making will be a dream with a new Kitchen Aid to ease the process. I love your blog thank you.

  • I would love to win!! I am hosting a lot of parties this year so this would definitely come in handy. I think the first thing I would make using that would be a cheese cake tart! Yumm!! By the way I am going to try that recipe of yours!! It looks so delicious 🙂 xoxo

  • Chris my face just might explode smiling at all the adorableness (is that a word) in those photos. I can’t wait to get Ollie up on the bench helping me bake. He’s pretty good at wiping the kitchen cupboards so I’m sure he’d be good at the clean as you go too. I will be making this cake in the very near future. I have a purple carrot sitting in the fridge and I think that might add a little something special. Yum!

  • I would love to win the black food processor, since I don’t own one. I guess the first thing I would try would be this carrot cake. I love carrot cake and ask for it for my birthday, it truely is my favorite. I would also love to have the processor to help with canning and cutting veggies for stirfry meals. I also watched a video of making pie crust with a processor, I would love to try this. I have followed you on pinterest and facebook and also have an email subscription. I also followed KitchenAid on facebook. Unlike you, I don’t have a beautiful granddaughter to help me; so I guess I really need a food processor. By the way, all of your recipes look awesome and I will definately be trying them. Thanks

  • That little Emmy is just the cutest thing! I know you have the best time with her. By the way, thanks for the carrot cake recipe (and the Nordic Ware Bundt Cake rec. I desperately need a new one.) I have to take snacks for Sunday School this week, and I’m sure they will love this.

  • Kris, aqua definitely is the color for your little Emmy…she sure is a cutie. Love the way you have presented the beautiful cake. We love carrot cake, but I rarely make it as I always manage to grate my knuckles in the in the process of doing the carrots! I would love to win a black KA processor.
    Have a great weekend.

  • Thanks for the recipe Chris, it’s definitely going on my list of “recipes to try” . I was very excited when I came across you website because I love baking and always looking for dinner inspiration ideas, and the added bonus that you are a Christian! I get excited when I see your emails come through, love your website and your husband’s photos are inspiring. My husband bought me a kitchenaid stand mixer for my birthday last year so I can definitely identify with your excitement when you saw THAT box. I have entered the competition but not sure if I am eligible for it as I live in Australia. God bless.

  • I would definitely make the Carrot Cake (my fave!) and use it for making salads and other nutritious meals. I hope to win a food processor because mine is in desperate need of replacing and the black model would go with my other appliances!

  • Your granddaughter is beautiful! And look at that smile when it starts to turn! I used to have a food processor many years ago, but not now. So I would love this, I hope I win!

  • Hi Chris, I would love to make this cake. It looks delicious but sadly I don’t have a food processor. The red one would match my KitchenAid stand mixer though. Also, your helper is so adorable! Thanks for sharing!

  • This cake looks wonderful. Could pecans be substituted for the coconut? My son is allergic to it.
    I am already a subscriber.

  • My food processor is about 10 years old, its time for a new one!!!!!! The first thing I would make is this carrot cake, it sounds yummy!!!!!

  • Yummy!!! I might just have to make this carrot cake since it is easy enough for a little girl to do. So cute!!

    I would love to win since I have never had a real good one. Thanks for the chance to win.

    I am a subscriber already.

  • Hi Chris,
    Your little Granddaughter is soo adorable.. I would definitely love a new food processor, since mine is ancient, 22 years old. and is on its last legs.. LOL.
    I was looking for the chocolate cake made with a food processor perhaps I just overlooked it. I would appreciate a link please. Thank you. Enjoy new new Kitchen Aid processor…
    Dorothy

  • The first thing I would make is some potato pancakes, and this would help in the process of making them so much. No more doing it by hand in getting the potatoes chopped up.

  • Oh Chris…these pictures are so precious…your little helper is so cute…
    I cannot believe that the whole cake was done in the food processor…except the baking part…
    Awesome! Thanks for this simple and easy carrot cake recipe.
    Hope you are enjoying your week 🙂

  • I was just saying the other day that I needed a new food processor! What a neat one you have!
    fingers crossed…and thanks for much for the chance to win it!

    and…that carrot cake looks wonderful…and the sweet one…aw…what a cutie!

  • I love her in turquoise..
    You are so lucky to have such a cute helper in the kitcehn.
    And she looks impeccable.
    I have a mini KA food processor..I will give someone else my chance:)

    I do love the look of both cakes ..

    PSST vegetable oii..I thought I was the typo queen.
    I always have crushed pineapple in my carrot cake..makes it so moist..but this one looks really moist!
    Maple syrup in the buttermilk glaze sounds good..
    I bet you were ecstatic when the box came..you and I get excited by that.

  • Such a beautiful cake. and the sweetest cook’s helper. I could so use a new food processor. I think I own the first one ever produced. It belonged to my mother and I know it goes back to 1960. I think it’s time to update.

    • I couldn’t figure out how to comment so I replied…. sigh….

      The first thing I would try making is vegan cheese! Then something requiring LOTS of chopping – what a cool new blade! As a vegan, I do a lot of chopping, LOL!

      What an adorable sous chef you have! I’m so jealous; at this point, it doesn’t look like either of my children will have their own….

      You two have a great site and seem very happy! I loved the post about herbs and how your hubby came up with the drip system! I live in Vegas and I totally know what you mean! Our summer days can reach 118′ … uggghhh!!

      Have a fantastic day!!!

      Roxie

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