Monday, April 19, 2010

Gotta sweet tooth?

mood: (:
craving: My daughter's lemon cakes (she made today)

Salam Alikom (Peace be with you)  to all my Muslim readers and Hello to all my non-Muslim readers.... I hope y'all had a GREAT weekend, it's the start of y'all's week today. Now Monday's to me aren't hated like they were when I lived back in the west. Actually, I don't hate any day anymore since I got married and don't work. LOL 

Today was a cleaning day, again. I got up, checked my email, checked my forum, ate and then started to clean. I had some "me" time, since my little boy was still sleeping. He woke up a little while later and I washed him up and fed him some breakfast (he didn't eat much). Soon after that I had to start cooking lunch- Chicken with rice, Mexican style. Fed my little boy again, because he was a hungry monster. LOL

My daughter got home from school and she ate and after that she made her amazing little bitty lemon cakes. We like to send food to our family members, so the little cakes will be going out tonight. They look a little strange, but are truly good. She said they overflowed haha. Her rainbow cakes are so good and they look really nice.

I still haven't given my tiny little itty bitty gift to my dearest Mother in law. I always think of her when I go out. I love buying for her and my sister in laws. They're so special to me. Look what I got her. She loves this kinda popcorn, so I had to throw in a box of Orville Redenbacher. LOL Look how precious these  tea cups are. The saucers are at the bottom, so you can't see them. I love them. She'll be getting some of my daughter's delicious lemon cakes tonight and some of these nice little bitty tea cups, and her popcorn for her late night munchies, while she watches her favorite soaps.

My daughter's little rainbow cakes. They rave about these. We use betty crocker. 

They look like paints. We have so much fun making these together. 

My daughter's yummy lemon cakes.. 

"For it is in giving that we receive." 

"There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving"

This is a TRULY AMAZING recipe. It's so good, your family and guest will rave about it. I promise. I haven't made it here in UAE, yet. I just ran across the recipe on my forum today. I truly need to make it this Jummah (Friday) Insha'a'Allah (God's willing).

I remember the last time I made it. We were leaving Germany and we were invited to one of my husband's friends home. I made cake and everyone just loved it.  It takes a lot of preparation time, but so worth it. My husband said, even the men we're asking what it was, so they can give the recipe to their mom's when they would come back to UAE (they were single guys).

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

2 cups of flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of salt
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cup of oil
4 eggs
2 cups of raw carrots, grated
8 3/4 ounces of crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 cup of nuts <<< we didn't do the nuts wink3.gif
1 cup of margarine We use butter always... grin.gif
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1 pound of confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Add sugar, oil and eggs. Mix well. Stir in carrots, pineapple, nuts and turn into a 13 x 9 inch pan. Bake 35 to 50 minutes or until it springs back when touched lightly. Let cool. Gradually add sugar. Add vanilla. Spread on a completely cooled cake.

I got the recipe here

Bonus pic of the day!!!! YIPPIE!!!! My husband finally hung the clock I purchased over 2 months ago. The houses here are very different than the homes in the States. We have cement walls, in the states the walls are sheet rock and I can easily hang anything. We have to drill here. Not fun. So, I had to wait and wait and wait for my hubby to do it. Finally!!! Tonight, it took him about 10 minutes!!!!

Isn't it nice? ;)

Have a nice day/evening, everyone!

Final whisper: "The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving." 


OmAbdullah said...

Ooo yum! everything looks delish!! mashaAllah

Now I want to make some little bity cakes ! I love those trays .. just love them! mashaAllah

I made the rainbow cakes with my kids a few days back.. wanted to send them to a friend nearby but she wasn't home :( So i got stuck with them! haha! inshaAllah next time i make them I will plan better, andmake sure i have someone to give them too

MuslimFirst said...

Wow, those cakes do look like they are painted or something! Awesome though and yummy! Wish I could have been there too! :-D

LOOOOL@ not hating Mondays since you got married and don't work!

Thanks for all the yummy pictures, and thankfully, I was eating chicken biryani (from the Indian restaurant across the street!) while I was reading, so didn't feel as envious!

Sweet (pun intended) post dear sister - sounds like lots of fun to be in your familiy, hehe - oh how I wish I could be a kid again!

Have a good rest of the week Sis Texan. Lots of love, best wishes and affection from me!

-Br. MF

NeverEver said...

awww mashaAllah!!!!! Everything looks so dainty and cute! I love the little cup and saucers :-) It is so hard to find cute stuff like that here in the states... *sigh*

My Getaway said...

Those cakes look really good mashallah! Oh and carrot cake is one of my favorites thanks for posting the recipe! It's nice to see you have such a great relationship with your inlaws and those tea cups are too cute!

MuslimFirst said...

Oh! Forgot to mention that I love the clock! Very cool indeed! It reminds me of a clock you might see at a train station or similar location - meaning it's very elegant, sophisticated.

Firefox said...

Sweet tooth! I have a HUGE sweet tooth. That is part of the reason I love your blog! Everything looks so good. :-) The lemon cake especially made me drool.Oh and I like the clock. Elegant and a bit eccentric.

Cheryl said...

I love those rainbow cakes! Did you frost them at all?

Umm Afraz said...

Assalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmathullahi wa Barakaathuhu.

Masha Allah!!!! They look delish!! And wow! I have never tried a carrot cake..Insha Allah, next time I bake, will do that.

And yum, the lemon cake looks awesome! And the rainbow cake looks fun! the making of it, that is...hehe...I have seen those packets, but never bought the rainbow cake one (guess I was afraid I wont like it)..but maybe Afraz and I will have a nice time with it ;)

Masha Allah! BarakAllahu feek Umm Azooz! You are such a sweet sweet lady..may Alah Reward you! Aameen! The cups and saucers look cute! love the saucer shape :)

Love ya loads!

Anonymous said...

I waaaant ur daughter's cake right nooowwww :)

annfrendly said...

wow.. amaizing..
rainbows cakes..
so lovely..
thank you so much for sharing the fantastic carrot cake with cheese frosting :)

i still remember that vintage clock..
nice.. it hang on the wall now :)
beautiful and easy to look at it..

Erika said...

MMM...those lemon cakes look so so good! I love anything lemon...& I would love those w/a cold glass of milk ;) The carrot cake looks good, too...cream cheese, yum! LOL, so cool that you enjoy EVERY day!!

Anyway, replying to your comments...

I've had tamarindo in the little cups, too...some of the ones in the candy bags were in spoons with wrap over it. I grabbed about 4 candy bags and separated all the tamarindos and candies w/chili powder into one separate bag, hehe ;) Hmm, is it good raw? O.o

Aww, I hope your YouTube starts working soon again!! ...but you didn't miss much, just me picking up a bunch of shoes and Pablo complaining LOL

Anyway, thanks for stopping by...your comments always make me smile!! :) I'm glad you enjoy my blog...I LOVE reading yours, it's definitely good info, so much fun, & very very inspirational. And one-of-a-kind, of course ;D

♥ Erika

oldie goldie said...

mashaAllah all the cakes look so yummy! i need to make a carrot cake some day too! i used to make it often but then i just forgot about it..your gift basket looks so sweet ♥

Hijabis On Ranting Tour. said...

Ok your blog is officially my fave online visit place :)
wonderful post as always
we should meet up sis one day :)
Take care

Twizzle said...

as-salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah,

MashaAllah Texan Teen's lemon cakes were DEEEEEElicious!! I wanted to devour them but I had to practice self-control... especially since I was kind of out of control at dinner time LOL

I loooove the clock MashaAllah! :D

can't wait to come see it in person!! :D

Princess said...

sooOoo yummy looking! your pictures always jump out of the screen n EVERYTHING looks delicious, Masha'Allah!

yay we finally get to see the clock lol it's gorgeous, i luv it, it's got a nice vintage look. yallah mabrook for finally being able to enjoy it! :D

oh n sorry for taking so long to respond, i haven't checked my mail in so long, YES i would love to be added to the MSU! i was having trouble signing in so just e-mail me all the info i need and Insha'Allah i will join... take care sis.... <3 <3

Shahirah Elaiza said...

LOVED THIS POST! =D The rainbow cakes look like PlayDoh lol. And that carrot cake recipe, wow I gotta try it!

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