in our kitchen :: carrot cake

Around here, we are a week and a half into Easter break with a week to go. We have been enjoying these slower days. Even had a few when we stayed in our jammies until it was time to go to swimming at 5:30 pm!

I couldn’t think of a better time to make my favorite Spring Cake :: Carrot Cake. It is not a cake you really find here unless it is a frozen Sara Lee. I gathered a few little bakers, the ingredients {most of which were on hand} and we made a cake!

Grab your ingredients and bake along with us!




For the Cake :: sugar, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, vegetable oil, eggs, baking powder & grated carrots.


{Enter}  little baker :: Andy


Mix :: sugar, vegetable oil & eggs.

Sift :: flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon & baking soda.

Combine :: dry & wet ingredients.



Stir :: grated carrots into cake batter.



{Frequently Check on} little baker #2 :: Ari


Pour :: cake batter into 2 – 9″ round baking pans {buttered & floured}.


For the icing :: cream cheese {softened}, butter {softened}, vanilla & powdered sugar.

Cream :: butter, cream cheese & vanilla.


Mix in :: powdered sugar.DSC_0669

Cool :: baked cake on cooling racks.


Frost ::  the top of the bottom layer.

{Optional} :: sprinkle chopped pecans.


Finish :: by adding the top cake layer and spreading icing over top and sides.

Decorate :: using marzipan carrots and candy pearls {like we did} or get creative!



recipe adapted from here

What is your favorite Spring Cake?

a special thanks to my little bakers.  they enriched the process and challenged me in the photography portion…not to mention the extra clean up, but it was so worth it!



2 thoughts on “in our kitchen :: carrot cake

  1. mmmmhhhhhh … looks fab melissa! it’s one of my favorite cakes too. i still have a recipe of my grandmother which is nearly 100 years old and still the best. but yours looks really tempting … and the frosting looks very special … i haven’t done frosting like that yet (think it’s an american & english way of decorating a cake) but you made me want to have a go at it … of course i don’t have the same little helpers as requested in your tutorial, i might have to try with mine ;-) …
    and i absolutely LOVE that tin of baking soda!!! here we only get packets of baking soda where often half of it is left over and the tin is just so handy … used to have it in australia and i think i got it in brussels as well.
    hope you enjoyed your cake and thank’s for posting!
    xo to all the bakers

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