I found this on the counter one night when I came home from work.
No, this isn’t an evil sign. Someone very creative was asking for some carrot cake!
Dr. Tae Yun Kim, my Martial Arts teacher, is fully embracing an all organic and gluten-free life style, and as a result I have been cleaning up my diet as well.
There are countless carrot cake recipes out there, but good gluten-free ones are hard to find. I found a great recommendation on Shirley’s blog, http://allglutenfreedesserts.com/dreamy-carrot-cake-gluten-free-spinner/
If you want to make a really really good carrot cake, follow the recipe. It is the best I ever made.
All went well.
had the eggs ready…
Mixed all the dry ingredients together
mixed the wet ingredients together
and put it all together.
Then, after it looked like this
I baked it until it looked like this
So far so good!
But then, when I cut the cake into two layers – disaster struck!
The top layer crumbled all to pieces! O no!
After taste testing some of the stray crumbs, I realized that yes, this was indeed a most outstanding carrot cake. But what to do now?
Well, I thought about a quote from Great Grandmaster Tae Yun Kim:
“People and events can shape someone for good or bad. But you alone have power over these things, more power than you realize. It does not matter how bad circumstances may seem. What I discovered was that how I dealt with circumstances was much more important than the circumstances themselves.” (Seven Steps to Inner Power, p xxi)
So, next step – I made the frosting. Except instead of all that sugar, I used orange blossom honey. I carefully used it as glue and it worked for holding it all together.
But it sure didn’t look good!
This didn’t help much either!
But then….I had some fruit in the fridge, and this happened:
End result: the best carrot cake indeed!
HE CAN DO, SHE CAN DO, WHY NOT ME!