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Easter Carrot Cake

Nothing quite says Easter more than this Easter Carrot Cake recipe. One of the moreish delights of the season, it’s a guaranteed crowd-pleaser – just make sure your family dig in before the Easter bunny does!
  • Cooking time55 minutes
  • Prep time20 minutes
  • Servings12 portions
recipe image Easter Carrot Cake

Ingredients

  • 250 g Stork with butter melted
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 225 g light brown sugar
  • 200 g carrots coarsely grated
  • 300 g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp mixed cake spice
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 40 g Stork with butter
  • 100 g cream cheese
  • 175 g icing sugar
  • 10 g pistachios chopped
  • white and pink ready to roll icing
  • 1/2 orange
  • small handful chives
Energy (kcal)457 kcal
Energy (kJ)1914 kJ
Protein (g)5.7 g
Carbohydrate incl. fibre (g)54.9 g
Carbohydrate excl. fibre (g)53.4 g
Sugar (g)33.7 g
Fibre (g)1.5 g
Fat (g)24.6 g
Saturated fat (g)14.6 g
Unsaturated fat (g)7.9 g
Monounsaturated fat (g)6.6 g
Polyunsaturated fat (g)1.4 g
Trans fat (g)0.8 g
Cholesterol (mg)124 mg
Sodium (mg)430 mg
Salt (g)1.07 g
Vitamin A (IU)3647 IU
Vitamin C (mg)5.4 mg
Calcium (mg)191 mg
Iron (mg)1.89 mg
Potassium (mg)171 mg

Instructions

  1. Grease and line the base of an 8" deep sided cake tin.
  2. In a large bowl combine the melted Stork with Butter, eggs, vanilla and brown sugar.
  3. Stir in the grated carrot followed by the flour, baking powder and spices and mix until even.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin and bake in the oven for 55 minutes until springy to the touch and a skewer when inserted comes away clean. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting beat together the Stork with Butter and cream cheese, add the icing sugar and beat well. Spread over the top of the cake and scatter over the chopped pistachios.
  6. To make the bunny roll a large ball of white ready to roll icing for the body and set into the centre of the frosting. Shape and add 2 small bunny feet and a small ball for the tail. Add the pink pads to the balls of the feet with a little pink ready to roll icing.
  7. Remove the orange peel from ½ an orange and cut into small circles, approx. 1” in diameter. With scissors cut out ¼ of each circle. Add 3-4 chives to the centre of the circle and curve the orange back together to form the carrot top.
  8. Place the carrot tops around the bunny.
  9. Serve.