Carrot cake is my favorite cake. There’s spice, there’s sweetness, and there’s hidden vegetables. What could be better than that?
This kind of cake is delicious on its own, sure, but it makes an incredible celebratory cake, especially for Easter. I’m sure the Easter bunny’s favorite cake would be carrot cake, wouldn’t you agree?
So since Easter is on its way, why not make this cake to celebrate? It looks like an Easter basket too, making it extra festive!
To make this Easter-themed carrot cake basket, there are 4 parts: the cake itself, the buttercream frosting, and the sugar cookies on the top decorated with the royal icing.
You’ll need ingredients for all 4 of these, so if you want to make this cake exactly like kawaiisweetworld, you’ll first need to gather these ingredients:
- all-purpose flour
- baking powder
- baking soda
- ground cinnamon
- ground nutmeg
- ground cloves
- granulated sugar
- golden brown sugar
- vegetable oil
- peeled and grated carrots
- unsalted butter
- powdered sugar
- vanilla extract
- meringue powder
- powdered sugar
- gel food coloring
Now for preparation. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F to begin. To make the basket shape, she uses three 6″ baking pans, greasing them and lining with parchment paper.
On to making the cake. You’ll start by combining the dry ingredients: the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
The wet ingredients are next. Mix together the eggs, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until frothy. Slowly pour in the vegetable oil and mix until combined well.
Next comes the folding in of the carrots, followed by the baking. Bake for 40 minutes, then let it cool for 10 before you move on to decorating.
Watch the video below to learn how to do that. It’s an intricate process, so pay attention to details!