Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Carrot Cake {mini}

Carrot Cake {with pumpkin}
Adapted from the Joy of Baking

Preheat oven to 350*
Prepare two round cake pans

Whisk together:

2 cups flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 ½ tsp baking powder

1 ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Beat together in stand mixer:

4 eggs

1 ½ cups organic sugar

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 cup Libby’s plain pumpkin

¼ cup applesauce {I use Trader Joe’s Gravenstein without sugar}

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Fold in 2 ¼ cups finely grated carrot.

Divide equally between the two cake pans. Bake for about 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

*Remove from oven and let sit on wire rack for about 10 minutes. Invert on to wire rack. Let cool completely.

*Stack cakes on cake plate, frost and garnish with coconut and DIG IN!

I think ruffles are so feminine...this cake reminds me of the ruffled pants we would put over Rissy's tights...she just looked like a little bunny hopping {okay, crawling} around the floor with ruffles for her cotton ball tail! Here is to sweet baby girls with diapers and ruffles!! I'll have to think of something sweet for little boys...maybe a camo cake with bunnies and sling shots?

Happy Thursday!

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  1. Thanks for stopping by Taylor Made Home and leaving such a wonderfully encouraging comment. You're right, homemaking is the best, but it doesn't come without difficulties. That's when we rely on the Lord.

    Changing that subject...the cake from this post looks delicious! Might just have to try it out soon!

  2. OK, how did you get those ruffles to stick to the cake? They are so pretty!

  3. I would completley love this recipe. Your piping is gorgeous! Beautiful Easter Cake.

  4. so pretty! love the color and if its a tiny cake even better!!

  5. Simple Girl...thank you. I frosted the cake first and held the pastry tip all the way up to the cake so it would adhere.

  6. This looks so sweet - I love the light pink frosting!1 Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday.

  7. Gorgeous cake! Love the soft pink:) I'm sure it tastes great as well!

  8. Your cake is so pretty!

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  9. Happy Pink Saturday!

    This is such an awesome cake!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  10. Wow! What a beautiful cake! I do remember the little ruffled bloomers. I thought I had to put them on my little girl every day. We must have had every color they made but mainly white of course. Miss those days! Sort
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    Happy PS!

  11. So pretty! Excellent job on those ruffles!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  12. mmmm...that cake sounds so yummy! I don't know if I could get mine to look as cute as yours, but at least it will be tasty! And I would love to see you make a camo cake :)

  13. oh my goodness this is so pretty!!
    I am going to try this one~~~

    Thank you for the inspiration:))

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Kay Ellen

  14. this cake is so beautiful! I wonder if the cake decorator challenged people could do this (that would be me). =0)
    Happy Pink Saturday!

  15. Oh what a beautiful cake! I sure would love a piece cause it looks so yummy!

    Happy PS,

  16. Visiting your blog for the first time from Pink Saturday. A really great blog with great themes. Will plan to visit more. I love your carrot cake- very pretty and very sweet. Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Wow, great job on the cake; I would love to try it eventhough I am not much of a baker it just makes me what to try it out.

    Have a wonderful PS and an awesome week.
    Warm Wishes, CindyLew

  18. This sounds scrumptious! And too pretty to eat. Ha.
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  19. its beautiful!!! and sounds yummie!

  20. Lisa, your Easter cake is so beautiful! Love the ribbon look on the sides!

  21. Love the cake :)
    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    have a wonderful weekend!

  22. This looks amazing!
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  23. The cake looks so nice and good to eat.Like to try make the cake Laura

  24. This cake looks amazing!! Great job and thanks for sharing the recipe!
    I would love for you to link up at my first linky party! :)
    {nifty thrifty sunday}

  25. oh this looks great!! i love the ruffles!

  26. Love the cake. I am making a ruffle cake for Mother's Day. Can't wait to see what else you come up with.


  27. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am really impressed with this cake. It is so cute! I wish I was better at decorating, but alas, I tend to loose concentration by that time because I'm ready to eat it =)

  28. Now, that looks like pink bliss to me.

    Happy Pink Saturday, Lisa.

  29. Thank you for dropping by Tales from Bloggeritaville! I do hope you will drop by again…and soon!
    Wishing you a very Happy & Blessed Easter!

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