Homemade Carrot Cake for Easter

Here is a fun way to present a homemade carrot cake for your Easter dinner, classroom snack, or even a family brunch.  It makes a pretty centerpiece on a dessert table and is so cute even Peter Rabbit might be tempted to have a nibble. This is a great recipe to get the kids involved in, adding the ingredients, stirring, and even frosting make for a fun bit of quality time with them.  I love letting the kids into the kitchen with me (sometimes) they have fun and learn a little bit, no to mention the sweet smiles that come with them.

Easter Carrot Cake



Ingredients:

  • 1  ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrots
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1  tsp. Vanilla
  • optional- ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Carrot Cake

Start by preheating your oven to 350°. Grease and flour a large loaf pan as well. Now, combine your flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon- stir to mix thoroughly. Mix in your eggs, oil, carrots, and vanilla stir till well combined. If desired also fold in chopped nuts.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake the cake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick, inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and run a knife all around the sides. Allow cake to cool completely.

Carrot Shaped Cake

Take a sharp knife and cut an elongated triangle from the loaf. The remaining pieces can be used to make mini carrots, add them to a trifle, or use them for cake balls. Mix orange food coloring into your frosting inside the frosting can, this will save yourself a dish to wash. Add a few drops at a time until your desired shade is reached. For the greens of the carrot I cut a 10″ wide x 6″ long piece of colored tissue paper, and cut a fringe into it, slipping 2″ of it under top of cake. That’s it, you’ll have a cute cake perfect for Easter!

 

Easter Carrot Cake Recipe

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Homemade Carrot Cake
 
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Delicious homemade carrot cake recipe. Design it like a carrot for a cute and fun treat perfect for Easter.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 3
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 ½ cups shredded carrots
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • optional- ½ cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Grease and flour a large loaf pan, set aside.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, and cinnamon- stir to mix thoroughly.
  4. Add in eggs, oil, carrots, and vanilla stir till well combined.
  5. If desired fold in chopped nuts.
  6. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until toothpick, inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Remove from oven, run a knife all around the sides.
  9. Allow cake to cool completely.
  10. Using a very sharp knife cut an elongated triangle out of cake. From the remaining pieces you can make mini carrots, use it for a trifle, or cake balls.
  11. Mix orange food coloring right in the frosting can adding a few drops at a time until your desired shade is reached.
  12. For the greens of the carrot I cut a 10" wide x 6" long piece of colored tissue paper, and cut a fringe into it, slipping 2" of it under top of cake.

 

For more carrot fun, try these hidden carrot cupcakes!

Hidden Carrot Cupcakes

 

Have you ever made a homemade carrot cake?

About Janel

Hi, I'm Janel! I'm the owner and lead blogger here at A Mom's Take. I have five little boys age 8 and under. I am a Phoenix based mom blogger and love the sun. I love to travel and have been known for planning trips specifically to hit the roller coasters! I enjoy digital scrapbook and design and I'm obsessed with board games.