Carrot Cake for Easter

Hi guys!

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!

Carrot Cake Recipe

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.

Carrot Cake

How to:

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. Combine butter, sugar and eggs and mix until the batter becomes smooth.
  3. Add the flour and blend well together.
  4. Add the cinnamon, orange juice, raisins and chocolate chips.
  5. Spray the baking pan with baking spray and wait for about 3 minutes.
  6. Put the batter in the baking pan and bake for about 35 minutes.
  7. Let’s move on to the frosting.
  8. Combine cream cheese and powder sugar.
  9. Spread the frosting on the cooled cake.
  10. Decorate with cute little sugar carrots.
  11. Cut and share with your guests!

Carrot Cake for Easter

Have a delicious day ❤
xxx Sarah

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