Easter Carrot Cake, Ma

Easter Carrot Cake, Ma Recipe

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Megan Stewart

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@GSMegan

I have always loved carrot cake. Everybody asks me to make my carrot cake for them. When I found this recipe in Ma's recipe box (found in July 2019 in NC) with the way to make it shaped like a bunny, I was very excited. It is another Easter cake tradition like Grandma W's Lamb Cake!

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Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 c
    butter, softened (2 sticks)
  • 2 c
    sugar
  • 4
    eggs
  • 3 c
    flour
  • 2 tsp
    powder
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    ginger
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 c
    milk
  • 1 c
    shredded carrots (2 large)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • QUICK BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • 1/2 c
    butter (1 stick), softened
  • 3 c
    sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla
  • DECORATIONS

  • ·
    red licorice ropes for whiskers
  • ·
    jelly beans

How to Make Easter Carrot Cake, Ma

Step-by-Step

  1. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs 1 at a time, beat after each. Stir together flour, powder, cinnamon, salt, ginger and nutmeg. Add about 1/2 c flour mixture to egg mixture alternately with 1/4 c milk. Repeat with all flour and milk. Blend in carrots, pecans and vanilla. Pour into greased, wax-paper lines 9x13.Bake at 375 degrees until toothpick test, 45-50 min. Cool on wire rack completely. Leave in pan, or make bunny (directions below). Frost with buttercream frosting.
  2. Buttercream frosting:
    In small bowl, beat butter light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar. Add salt. Blend in cream and vanilla until desired spreading consistency.
  3. To Shape Easter Bunny:
    Loosen edges of cake with spatula. Invert to serving tray or cutting board. Remove wax paper. With sharp knife cut 2 circles out of cake for body and head (use 2 different size bowls or plates as patterns). Cut a long narrow triangle from each of 2 corners for ears. Assemble pieces to form bunny. Frost with Quick Buttercream Frosting. Cut thin strips from red licorice ropes for whiskers, use jelly beans to form eyes, nose, and other desired decorations.

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About Easter Carrot Cake, Ma

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American




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