🥕🥕Carrot Cake 🍰 Recipe for Easter

in #food3 years ago (edited)

Have you decided what to bake for Easter? If you are still looking for a delicious creamy Easter treat, I present you my zucchini carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. I made this pretty cake last year for Easter and I can honestly say it was a huge hit.

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Everybody has a favorite carrot cake recipe, I do as well: this moist, soft and spicy carrot cake with hidden zucchini became our favorite. Plus to be a little healthier I used wholemeal flour and brown sugar in this tender dessert.

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The cake is the combination of carrot cake and zucchini bread with a pleasing cinnamon flavor. So this cake has two vegetables in it, so basically should we consider it as a salad? :D

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This cake has a classic cream cheese frosting and it's garnished with chopped walnuts and shaved carrots. Would you like a slice of this carrot cake?

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Carrot Zucchini Cake 🥕🥒🥕🍰


Prep time: 30 mins | Baking time: 35 mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt

For the frosting:

  • 225 g | 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup walnuts

Let's bake this carrot cake!

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C | 350°F. Lightly grease 2 baking pans.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the eggs, sugar, vanilla and oil.
  3. In another bowl mix the together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.
  4. Stir together the dry ingredients with the egg mixture, fold in the carrots and zucchini. Stir until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the baking thins.
  6. Bake for 35 minutes until the inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Cool the cake completely before frosting.
    Prepare the frosting:
  8. Whisk the butter with the cream cheese until smooth, then add the sugar and vanilla.
  9. Beat the cream until is perfectly smooth.
  10. When the cake is cooled, spread half of the frosting on top of one cake, then top it with the other cake.
  11. Cover the cake with the remaining frosting.
  12. Garnish the cake with walnuts as you like.

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Happy Easter! 🐰


Note: The recipe and pictures are all mine!

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Love,
Anna ♡


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This looks like a real pleasure for Easter. Well done.
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Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like my recipes!
Happy Easter for you!

Anna what a gorgeous carrot/zucchini cake.It just looks so delicious.Zucchini makes cakes very moist as long as you drain most the liquid to ensure it doesn't go to dense.I have used zucchini in a number of cakes I have made.I love it as the kids are not realising the veggies they are in taking.Defo wonderful for easter.I would have to finish off with huge bunny face and some little easter eggs for the kids.Yours is stunningly sophisticated.Thanks for sharing your recipe👍🏼👌❤

Thank you Pam! You're right, zucchini makes the cake very moist, also it's a great way to sneak some veggies into the desserts. :D
Happy Easter!

A food masterpiece, your photos are telling me how delicious it is.

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Glad to find this beautiful cake and recipe from your post!! Thanks for sharing.

What a great looking cake!! And, an awesome recipe!!! Mmmmmm 😍 .... i will definitely have a piece of cake please! Your images and post are incredibly well done! Nice offering. I am saving this recipe till i am back home and can dig out some zucchini from last season.

This looks amazing! Sadly, my daughter has complicated allergies including eggs, wheat, dairy, nuts and Carrots! Can you believe that? I've actually come up with some great GF and egg-free cakes, but we miss carrots so much! Anyway, yours looks absolutely delicious!