Sunday, September 28, 2008

It Makes a Mother Proud!

     In honor of Jacob receiving one of the highest scores (an 896 out of  899) on the  Minnesota Comprehensive 8th Grade Science Exam,  I baked him his favorite -   a Carrot Cake.

     I used the recipe from the Pine to Prairie Cookbook.  It is from the Telephone Pioneers of America, C. P. Wainman - Chapter #18

     I modified the recipe just a bit...

Carrot Cake
2c. sugar
1 1/4 c. oil
4 eggs
2 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. nuts (I used walnuts)
3 c. grated carrots
1/2 c. raisins
1 T. vanilla 
Grease & flour 9 x13 pan or 2 -  8" round pans.
Mix & bake at 350 degrees for 45 Min. or until toothpick comes out clean.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz. Philly cream cheese - room temp
1 stick of butter - room temp
4 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
chopped nuts as desired

     I am so proud of him.  It was such a nice surprise to open the envelope and discover the 
scores.    Way to Go Jacob!  


Mama said...

Congratulations Jacob, Congratulations Robyn, How proud you must be, so happy for you both!. Carrot Cake is hubbies fave will have to try your yummy version. Kathy

Smilingsal said...

What a good mom you are--to celebrate the important things in Jacob's life!

jerseygirl211 said...

Wow!!!!! Jacob,

Way to go.....Great job.

You deserve every bit of that cake.

Best of luck in the future.

You've done a good job MOM ;)


French said...

That's awesome!!! WTG Jacob! French;)

nikkicrumpet said...

YAY Jacob!! what a hard working kid...and what a good mom to celebrate his success!

Anonymous said...

Congratulation! I know you are proud...give my congratulation to Jacob...Great post...You have a wonderful weekends...Happy Pink.. Katherinellen

Rue said...

Congratulations Jacob!!! You must be so proud Robyn :)

That cake looks YUMMY!!!


Kimberly said...

Oooo, this cake looks delicious! Way to go on that test, Jacob!

Robyn, I got the cream plates with the pumpkin design on the edge earlier this year, probably June or July. I am guessing they were left over from last year, and I couldn't believe they were still hanging around. I'll keep my fingers crossed that your K-mart has some hidden away somewhere, too!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Congratulations Jacob!

Your carrot cake looks wonderful, extra frosting please :D

Chic and Charming said...

Congrats! looks delish!

Allgrins said...

Way to go Jacob!
That cake looks delicious! Thanks for visiting my blog. It is nice to know that it gets read..
Do you like being a dental assistant. I am thinking of going to school for it. Have a great day! Jamie

onlymehere said...

WOOHOO Jacob! That's awesome and definitely deserves one of your mom's yummy cakes! I'm going to have to try this recipe.

Anonymous said...

Way to go Jacob!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Save me some cake!!!!!!!!!!!:)


SchmeckyGirl said...

I'm proud of him too! And wow! That cake! Yummmmmmmmm.

Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words about my little girls.