Little Bunny Foo-Foo Cake (Carrot Cake) With Cream Cheese Frosti

Total Time
1hr 8mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 38 mins

The first time I made this cake I grated a million pounds of carrots on a knucklebuster. Then they invented Cuisinarts! Now it is much faster to shred the carrots on a fine shredding disk and no bloody knuckles! I have baked it in 8", 9", 9x13" pans so if you want to experiment with pan size it works. One thing I found was baking and stacking the three layers is tricky. My favorite way is two 8" pans for a nice layer cake and an 8" square pan to put into the freezer for unexpected company. I hope you try this wonderful cake. UPDATE: In the spirit of carrot cake stories, this cake was invented by a bunny named Foo-Foo. He is very famous and even has a hit song which goes like this: SING TO THE TUNE OF 'DOWN BY THE STATION'.......... Little Bunny Foo Foo, Hopping through the forest, Scooping up the field mice, And boppin' 'em on the head. Down came the good fairy and she said - "Little Bunny Foo Foo, I don't want to see you, Scooping up the field mice, And boppin' 'em on the head. I'll give you three chances, And if you don't behave ... I'll turn you into a goon!" The next day: Little Bunny Foo Foo, Hopping through the forest, Scooping up the field mice, And boppin' 'em on the head. Down came the good fairy and she said: "Little Bunny Foo Foo, I don't want to see you. Scooping up the field mice. And boppin' 'em on the head. I'll give you two more chances, And if you don't behave... I'll turn you into a goon!" The next day: Little Bunny Foo Foo, Hopping through the forest, Scooping up the field mice, And boppin' 'em on the head. Down came the good fairy and she said: "Little Bunny Foo Foo, I don't want to see you, Scooping up the field mice, And boppin' 'em on the head. I'll give you one more chance, And if you don't behave.......... I'll turn you into a goon!" The next day: Little Bunny Foo Foo, Hopping through the forest, Scooping up the field mice, And boppin' 'em on the head, Down came the good fairy and she said "Little Bunny Foo Foo, I don't want to see you, Scooping up the field mice, And boppin' 'em on the head. I gave you three chances And you didn't behave Now you're a goon! POOF!!" The moral of the story is: HARE TODAY, GOON TOMORROW

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Sift dry ingredients into a large mixer bowl. Add sugar, oil and eggs. Beat at medium speed for 1 minute.
  2. By hand, stir in carrots, pineapple, coconut and walnuts just until blended. Pour into 3 9" prepared cake pans and bake in a preheated 350* oven about 38 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pans on a rack for ten minutes and then remove from pans and cool on rack.
  3. Frost the cake:.
  4. Cream the butter and cream cheese together. Add vanilla, Add the confectioners sugar a little at a time (sifting makes a creamier frosting). If this is too thick spread just add a drop of cream or milk.
  5. Here is a hint - do a crumb coat first and then frost. Spread the frosting on the layers and don't worry about crumbs. Let the frosting dry to the touch and then frost over it. Looks beautiful this way.
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5 stars for the blurb! That song reminds me of my SIL, Merill, who used to sing that to her kids when they were babies!