For my dad's birthday I made this kayak cake. The cake itself is a carrot cake and I made cream cheese frosting. The recipe was delicious. I used the Wilton's pre-made fondant. It turned out wonderfully! Very happy with the end result.
Mix together the following ingredients:
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups grated carrot
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1 small can crushed pineapple
Mix together in a separate bowl, then add to above mixture.
3 cups flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
Bake in a greased and floured 9" x 13" cake pan at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Remove from oven, let cool for 15-20 minutes. Remove from pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.
Cream Cheese Frosting
*Soften 4 oz. cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter at room temperature. Beat together until smooth.
*Beat in 2 cups sifted confectioners sugar and add 1 tsp. vanilla.
*Mix until smooth. Add milk to moisten if needed.