Easter makes me dream about the egg hunting I did when I was a kid. I loved searching for them in the garden. My parents were perfect at hiding them but I was also very good at finding them 😉 My grandma always took me to the church where the Easter bells threw little bags filled with eggs from the highest tower.
Later, I coordinated the egg hunt for my two nieces. Coordinated you say? Yup. It was my job to make sure they didn’t steal eggs from eachother. #dreamjob xD It was actually quite fun to watch them get all excited about the eggs though.
There’s one thing I will definitely never forget. My godmother used to buy us a chocolate figure from the bakery in her street. Usually a chicken or a lamb. Mine was always white. Why? Because my dad loves white chocolate. This seriously was the reason it was always made of white chocolate. Every year, she said: “This one is for your dad. Because I know how much he loves white chocolate.” I didn’t think it was fair. She is my godmother. Not my father’s xD But luckily for me I am my father’s daughter: I love white chocolate 😉
So Easter is all about chocolate eggs. But the Easter Bunny plays a part in it too! After all, the Easter bells can’t reach every spot in the garden, can they? To treat our fluffy Easter Bunny, I made him (or her) some Carrot Cake!
The original recipe is from my dear blogging friend Stephanie from Koken op hakken. I made it a bit more “a la Sarah’s Little Kitchen” by changing the nuts into chocolate chips.
What we need for 8 servings:
- 125 g butter
- 125 g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 175 self-raising flour
- 200 g grated carrots
- 1 tbsp raisins
- 1 tbsp chocolate chips
- a pinch of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
- Dr.Oetker baking spray
- baking pan (I used a 22 x 14 cm one)
- 150 g cream cheese
- 75 g powder sugar
- 8 sugar carrots. You can also use Dr.Oetker coloured pencils to draw your carrots on the carrot cake.
- Preheat the oven at 180°C.
- Combine butter, sugar and eggs and mix until the batter becomes smooth.
- Add the flour and blend well together.
- Add the cinnamon, orange juice, raisins and chocolate chips.
- Spray the baking pan with baking spray and wait for about 3 minutes.
- Put the batter in the baking pan and bake for about 35 minutes.
- Let’s move on to the frosting.
- Combine cream cheese and powder sugar.
- Spread the frosting on the cooled cake.
- Decorate with cute little sugar carrots.
- Cut and share with your guests!
Have a delicious day ❤
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