Thursday, April 5, 2012

Easter Egg Carrot Cake~Holiday Recipe Club

It's time again for Holiday Recipe Club! This is only my second post with the club, and so far, it is really fun!! Each month we are given three ingredients to choose from to make a recipe. We must use at least one of the  holiday related ingredients. Our ingredients this month are spinach, eggs, and carrots. I choose carrots and eggs, and came up with Easter Egg Carrot Egg! I have used this carrot cake many, many times, and it is delicious!
 Easter Egg Carrot Cake
{adapted from The Cake Doctor, by Anne Byrn}
1 box Duncan Hines Butter Recipe Cake Mix
1 (3.4 oz.) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
2/3 cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
4 Eggs
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
2 medium Carrots, shredded
1/2 cup Golden Raisins
Mix all of your ingredients, except for the raisins and carrots,
 together in your mixing bowl.Mix for 1 minute, then scrape 
bowl. Mix for 2 minutes more.
Add raisins and shredded carrots. Mix in with spatula.
Pour batter into greased and floured egg shaped pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Take a toothpick around the edges on the cake, and then
let cool for 15 minutes. Remove cakes from pan.
 Cream Cheese Frosting
8 ounces softened Cream Cheese
1 stick softened butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 pounds Confectioners Sugar
Cream together the Cream  Cheese, butter, and vanilla.
Add sugar and beat until well blended.
Use a Wilton tip # 21 to cover the egg cake in little stars.
Cover the entire cake with the stars. 
Make some orange frosting with Wilton Orange.
Using a Wilton tip #5 squiggle a small carrot on the top of the cake.
Tint a small amount of frosting Americolor Forest Green.
Using a Wilton tip #2, frost some green on to the top of your carrot.
Now you have an individual dessert for each person 
for your holiday dinner.
Happy Easter!!


 


14 comments:

  1. These are incredibly cute, and innovative! I didn't even know egg shaped cake pans existed!

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  2. Very cute egg - although I'm not sure where to find egg shaped cooking pans? Never seen them before.

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  3. I love that this starts with a cake mix! Cake mix seems to be the one cake that everyone makes from scratch, but as a cake mix fan, I totally approve. :) When I saw the first picture, at first I thought that the carrot was a beak and that I was looking at a chick's face peeking out of the egg. Kinda cool effect, even if not intended. :)

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  4. Oh, so cute!!! Perfect Easter cakes....I love them!!! YUM.

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  5. I love the individual eggs! And your step-by-step decoration is awesome!!!

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  6. Now we are in two clubs together! This is my first month. Doing an egg shaped cake is fabulous (and I love the polka dot plate).

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  7. Everything about this is SUPER cute!! I love the egg shaped pan & the little carrot design! Your piping is great. This is just a wonderful recipe! Sounds and looks delicious!

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  8. How adorable!

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  9. All I can is yum! You did such a fantastic job! I love the egg shaped cake!! This would go so perfect with my pancakes!!!

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  10. I love the baking tins! I have just given you an award :)

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  11. This reminds me of a bunny cake mom would make for Easter, covered with lots of fluffy white coconut. She didn't have a molded pan but would somehow get the perfect bunny cake from cutting cakes made in regular layer cake pans. Great HRC post!

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  12. Your egg baking tins are so cute! Perfect for easter. And you did a wonderful job with your frosting! Isn't carrot cake the best at Easter? Nom!

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