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The Cake is NOT a Lie or Nom, Nom, Nom

Posted in WoW Blogging with tags , , on January 26, 2012 by tomeoftheancient

Norwegian Carrot Cake spammer man was not kidding! This cake would improve anyone’s posts. Thanks are due to quick thinking Erinys of The Harpy’s Nest for the translation. I never think of Google translator. I will give the recipe, but first I had a few problems with Google’s take on Norwegian. I really think they might have been wrong on the title. I’m pretty sure this must be a Norwegian Army Platoon Carrot Cake.

Let me be clear, I’m not much of a cook. Left to myself I’d probably live on frozen pizzas with an occasional banana or something thrown in for good health. So I really wasn’t paying much attention. Had I been a REAL cook, the 7 cups of grated carrots, 6 eggs, etc. would have alerted me to the fact that this was going to be one freaking big cake. Unfortunately I was taken by surprise and had to try to mix it in three different bowls cause I don’t have anything large enough to hold all that stuff … because you know, I’m not a cook.

Another reason I’m not a cook is all the stupid pots and pans you’ve got to use. I hate that. I hate making a big mess and having to clean it up. My husband refers to me as the “One Pot Cook,” and it’s true. I try to only make things that can be made with the use of one pot.

So anyway, just warning you. This is a big mess-making cake to make. I was getting really worried that it wouldn’t come out good enough to justify all the mess I made. Experienced cooks probably don’t make this much mess, but just so you know … kitchen … big mess. But I have dogs so I didn’t have to worry about the floor.

Also, another problem arose when I went to the store and forgot to take the recipe with me. I thought np, I’ll shop from memory. ROTFLMAO! I can’t even begin to believe I really thought that would work out.

So I was ready. I wanted to make it even though I’d screwed up the whole ingredients thing. I forged ahead nonetheless.

I used the recipe below with these changes.

I didn’t remember the ground almonds. I hold a grudge against almonds as one broke a tooth of mine so that’s probably why. So, no almonds.

Whoops! Forgot the Canola Oil. So I substituted with Olive Oil which is the only oil I did have on hand.

Substituted sugar for Sukrin.

I think I have Cardamom way in the back in the cupboard where I keep the spices but I was too lazy to look, so no Cardamom.

2 cups spelled or rye flour

Just used regular flour, if I wanted to drive to an upscale grocery store I maybe could find rye flour but I’d have to drive to another county as there’s no upscale anything in my county.

Not sure what Eventuellt raisins are or what I was supposed to do with them so I just threw a whole bunch of raisins in the batter.

Note: Duh, I just thought to translate Eventuellt. Apparently it means possibly so I accidentally did the right thing throwing them in there.

I was completely flummoxed by the whole glaze direction thing. It’s kinda like I am when I’m in an instance and get nervous, I get stupid and stand in bad stuff. So I decided to just make regular old cream cheese frosting to avoid a problem.

The cake is really delicious, my husband doesn’t like carrot cake and even he likes it. And look at the ingredients; it’s health food really. You can eat without guilt, all those carrots and apples and oatmeal!

There are so many fine benefits to be had by blogging about WoW, but this! Unbelievable! Who knew! Beneficial spam!

Oh all right, I’ll come clean. There is one more ingredient in there. I don’t really know the amount but I’m pretty sure there are probably some black dog hairs in it. There are black dog hairs everywhere in this house but if you don’t have any I’m sure it’ll still be okay or if applicable substitute cat hair. Bon Appétit!

WoW Bloggers Norwegian Army Platoon Carrot Cake

For those times when you feel your posts aren’t up to snuff remember what spammer man says:

“Hrm, Not the best post unfortunately. Sorry to be so blunt! You should try some Norwegian carrot cake ( ) to cheer you up instead.” — Norwegian Carrot Cake Spammer Man

Heat the oven to about 200 degrees Celsius = 392°F.

Mix the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and spices in a measuring jug or bowl. Grate the carrots and apples, chopped walnuts and apricots roughly, mash the banana.

Beat eggs and Sukrin fluffy. There will be an eggnog with Sukrin, but it will taste good anyway.

Add the oil in the egg mixture and add the flour mixture little by little so that no lumps.

Then put in the remaining ingredients and fill the mixture into a small roasting pan or a large round shape.

Cooking time will vary from stove to stove, but expect that it takes about 1 hour. You may want to check for respectively 15 and 30 minutes that no heat is too strong.

When it is cooked, take it out of the oven and loosen it from the mold. Let it cool on a wire rack. Let cake cool completely, about 30 minutes before you start with a glass texture.

Eventuellt raisins

Sukrin is brand name sugar substitute.

6 eggs

1 cup Sukrin

2 cups canola oil

2 cups spelled or rye flour

1 cup oatmeal

100 g ground almonds

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground cloves

1 teaspoon cardamom

1 teaspoon ginger, or allspice, or both

2 teaspoons baking powder

7 cups grated carrots

1 can (100 grams) walnuts

½ bag of apricots

2 mashed ripe bananas

1 grated apple

Eventuellt raisins