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Easter Carrot Cake

TrishUntrapped | Apr 10, 2011 09:16 AM

We go away to a relative's house for Easter every year. It's a great tradition, because other than Easter, weddings and funerals we hardly see these fine and fun people.

Since I'm not responsible for any part of the main meal, I try to bring an interesting dessert, sometimes outright decadent (Nigella's Chocolate Cloud Cake topped with a whipped cream nest and malted milk speckled eggs, flourless Black Satin Fudge Cake, Lemon Floating Island Pudding Cakes, Crunch Cake, Chocolate Sundae Cupcakes); sometimes fun and whimsical (Kitty Litter Cake, Rainbow Ribbon Gelatin Mold, Lemon cake with basket weave piping decorated to look like an Easter basket, Checkerboard cake - a disaster, and Critter Cupcakes - decorated to look like baby animals).

This year I am making a carrot cake.

Not just any carrot cake, but a carrot cake that looks like a carrot.

I was inspired by this image of a Jelly Bean Carrot Cake:

http://easter.tipjunkie.com/jelly-bea...

However, I was saddened to find the recipe calls for a frozen pound cake and can of icing.

So, I have decided to make a loaf of homemade carrot cake and orange icing. My recipes are here on this older thread:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/554774

Just wondering if anyone else is putting a touch of whimsy or decadence into their Easter desserts.

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