A cute little Carrot Patch Cake with strawberry “carrots” on top to celebrate spring & Easter with your friends & family!
Yes, yes. I know Easter was yesterday, but I didn’t want to wait almost a whole year to share the cake I made for our family gathering yesterday. Plus, who knows, maybe between now & then you will have a bunny baby shower & need a carrot themed cake for the party. Either way, I decided that there is no time like the present to share this Carrot Patch Cake.
I’ve been feeling extra Eastery (that’s a thing, right?), as we have been listening to Watership Down almost every night on Audible. And as we still have about 1/3 of the book to go I have a feeling that the spring theme will continue in our home for a little longer, even if it is already beginning to feel like summer with these crazy hot days.
But back to this Carrot Patch Cake!
So truth be told I am not a cake decorator, I pretty much stink at it. I can’t even frost a cupcake without it looking all whacky & pathetic, but I was determined to make this lemon cake with chocolate frosting (Roger chose the cake flavors) look adorable. And I knew that meant I needed to create it in stages, rather than all at once so that I wouldn’t feel rushed & so that there would a slight chance that it would turn out as I imagined it to look in my head.
So slow I went! Saturday night I baked the cake, let it cool, & added the first layer of chocolate frosting. Sunday early afternoon I added the second layer & decorated it with the crushed Oreo Cookies & white chocolate dipped strawberries that I had dyed orange.
I then decided to add a mini banner on top that says “Happy Spring” to give the cake height. I wrote the letters out on scrapbook paper, cut them out, folded them over, & attached them to string & chopsticks with a dab of hot glue. Easy peasy!
Now I will admit that I majorly cheated when it came to creating this cake. And as you will see in the recipe below, this is a semi-homemade recipe. Easter weekend is busy for us, no way did I have time to create a homemade lemon cake with a homemade chocolate frosting.
So I went with the good-ole-fashioned box mix & canned frosting. Please don’t judge me.
You can easily create this recipe with your favorite homemade lemon cake & frosting, but I cheated, & I’m not ashamed I did! It was easy, delicious, & fun! And seriously, how cute are these strawberry carrots?
- Lemon Cake *(1)
- Chocolate Frosting *(2)
- Crushed Oreo Cookies
- White Chocolate
- Orange Food Coloring
- First, bake your cake according the the instructions.
- Let the cake cool thoroughly & then add your first layer of frosting. Add crushed Oreo Cookies between the cake layers if desired. Refrigerate until chilled & then add your second layer of frosting. *3
- Melt your white chocolate & add orange food coloring to your desired brightness.
- Dip the strawberries in the orange chocolate & let harden. Then place the leftover orange chocolate in a food safe plastic bag, cut off the tip, & drizzle the orange colored chocolate onto the carrot strawberries.
- While this hardens cover the top of your cake with crushed Oreo Cookies & then place your carrot strawberries on top.
- Add your banner & your done!
- *1. I cheated & used a box mix.
- *2. Same for this too! Also, I used 2 containers of store bought frosting, one for the first layer the second for the second layer.
- *3. This will help prevent the cake crumbles that appeared in the first layer of frosting from appearing on the second layer of frosting.
What is your favorite part about this Carrot Patch Cake?
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With love, G
For all have sinned & fall short of the glory of God,
& all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.