Gerber Garbage Cake

This was made by a lady from my home town. She always made them for bake sales at our school. She gave me the recipe and I just found it again. They are the best. You can make bars, cake, or cupcake out of this mixture. Yes, you do have to use “baby food”. It taste GREAT.

Gerber Garbage Cake


  • for bars:
  • 4 eggs – beaten
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnmon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 each jar of JR size baby food: apple sauce, apricots, carrots
  • for frosting:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 3oz pkg cream cheese
  • 1/8 cup warm milk
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. bars:
  2. combine eggs, dry ingredients, oil and baby food. Pour into greased and flour jelly roll pan 16x10x1/2. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
  3. frosting:
  4. Mix and frost. (I do add chopped walnuts to the top of the bars)
  5. Enjoy! hope you like them.

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