Carrot cake has always been a favorite of mine since childhood and is one cake you never quite feel guilty about eating. Surprisingly, carrot cake is full of nutrition and is actually a great pick me up when you are in the need of a little tlc. It is a versatile cake that you can make for any occasion or social function that will be sure to be hit!
This cake was created out of love for carrot cake and for my wonderful boyfriend Erik's birthday celebration! When he requested a carrot cake, in my mind's eye I knew the perfect strain (Mr. Nice) to pair with one of my already created carrot cake recipes. Thus, Mr. Nice's Carrot Cake was born. The cake was a huge hit at the party and has proven that strain specific baking/cooking really is where it's at.
Mr. Nice possesses the flavor profiles of hash, spice, and earth tones with a slight tang. These flavors really dance with the carrot cake, intermingling into a complex taste that will be sure to have you licking your fork. This strain pairs perfectly with the various ingredients in both the frosting and cake. Mr. Nice has never been so delicious! Enjoy for dessert, as a mid day snack or whenever you crave it! This cake pairs wonderfully with dark roast coffees, chai or a large glass of milk. Enjoy with love, from my kitchen to yours!
Mise en place:
For the cake:2 cups AP flour2 cups turbinado sugar2 cups grated carrot1 cup crushed walnuts3/4 cup buttermilk3/4 cup vegetable oil8 ounces crushed pineapple4 ounces coconut flakes3 eggs2 teaspoons vanilla extract2 teaspoons almond extract2 teaspoons ground cinnamon2 teaspoons pumpkin spice2 teaspoons baking soda1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Frosting:3 cups sifted powdered sugar3/4 cup Mr. Nice Cannabutter (with 6 grams infused into the butter)2 - 8 ounce packages of cream cheese1 tablespoon almond extract2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add all of the dry ingredients into the bowl making sure there are no clumps. Now add the eggs, oil, buttermilk, extracts, and pineapple. Mix with a whisk or electric mixer until well blended. Next add the grated carrots, coconut flakes and crushed walnuts. Mix until fully incorporated.
Lightly grease a 9" bunt pan or cake pan of your choice. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the cake. When the cake is done, remove from the oven and let it cool completely.
While the cake is cooling, you can prepare the frosting. In a bowl cream the cannabutter, cream cheese, powdered sugar and extracts. Add the white food coloring to get the frosting to the color that you want.
Slice the cake into two equal halves and ice the center of the cake. Place the top of the cake back on and frost the outside of the cake. Decorate the way you desire making sure that each decoration is balanced with each cake piece. This will ensure proper dosing for each slice of cake. You will now have 12 slices with 1/2 gram each of Mr. Nice. Enjoy!