Carrot in a Cake – Carrot Cake!
TEST So Easter is said and done, but I’m not ready to move on just yet. Rather than call this an Easter cake, I’ll call it a SPRINGTIME, It’s 60 degrees outside (YAY!) cake!
I made white cake batter and tinted it orange, baked it on a cookie sheet that was roughly the size of a jelly roll pan (I don’t know what a jelly roll pan actually IS, I found a measurement online and wung it.) SO! Orange tinted cake in a fairly large flat pan. It took 18-20 minutes to cook and mine was not uniformly flat, it raised up in the center some, but it worked out fine for me. I used a carrot shaped cookie cutter and cut out as many carrots as I could get. Here starts the pictures:
I put a little chocolate cake batter in the bottom of the pan so they’d stand up nicely and lined the bottom of a long loaf pan with the carrots, pointy sides up. Then I added the rest of the cake batter, and then maybe 3/4 of ANOTHER cake batter. The loaf pan is LONG, it’s a LOT of cake!
I had enough batter left to make 6 little cupcakes, too.
We decided since this was a LOT of cake and we wouldn’t be able to get through it all before it went stale, we’d cut it in half and freeze part for next time we need some tasty cake! So heeeeere’s the big carrot reveal!!
When you turn it out of the pan, the carrots are right-side-up again!
Big Girl helped decorate the top – she put a layer of chocolate glaze that slowly oozed over the sides to look a little like shiny, scrumptious mud.
Then she layered some crushed oreos on top while the glaze was still wet, and just a small handful of green sprinkles to look like grass trying to peek through.
Little Girl used a similar decorating technique on the cupcakes:
The carrot leaves were melted candy wafers put in a plastic or piping bag and squirted out on to foil to make the leafy shape. We slit starter-holes for those, then poked em right in and added just one small bunny cupcake pic.
Not only it is ADORABLE, but everyone that’s tried it (The girls and hubs) has said YUM!!
I’m thinking this is a great springtime dessert, or for a garden or tea party. There’s lots of ways we could decorate the top, with chocolates or candy flowers, and of course I’m pondering other things we can “plant” inside.