My Perfect Easter

April 3, 2010

This cake exhibits my view of Easter. I love lambs and I love carrot cake. Carrot cake is one of the only cakes I really like to eat, actually. Especially this one. This one has macadamia nuts, coconut and candied ginger in it. It’s so great. The recipe is from Vegan with a Vengeance and here’s the recipe:

Ginger Macadamia Coconut Carrot Cake

2 1/3 c all purpose flour

1 T baking powder

1 t baking soda

3/4 t salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1 c pineapple juice

1/2 c canola oil

3/4 c sugar

2 t vanilla extract

1 c macadamia nuts, roughly chopped

1/4 c crystallized ginger, chopped

1 c unsweetened coconut

2 c carrots, grated

Preheat oven to 350F. Have ready 2 8-inch round springform cake pans, lightly greased. In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ground spices. In a separate large mixing bowl, mix together the pineapple, oil, sugar, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients to the wet in batches, and combine well with a hand mixer or strong fork. Fold in the macadamias, ginger, coconut, and carrots. Divide the batter evenly between the two round cake pans and bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool in pans.

I baked mine in square pans though for a different look. I made cream cheese frosting for the cake and the sheep and just used a regular sugar cookies for the cutouts. 😀


Love Sheep & Bunnies

April 14, 2009

Easter is my second favourite holiday, because of all the cute bunnies, and sheep! The cupcakes weren’t too fancy as I was in charge of making Easter dinner too! (my first time… ;D) Not as much time to spend on cakes…but I still, of course, found time to make some.So they were pretty basic cupcakes; carrot with either coconut or cinnamon frosting. As well, some added spring sprinkles on top – shaped as eggs, butterflies, spring animals, or just plain coloured jimmies!

Easter Om Nom Nom

March 23, 2008

Happy Easter everyone! I made a large amount of cupcakes for a large family gathering.

There is a batch of carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and small yellow chicks on top. Also, a batch of vanilla cupcakes also with cream cheese frosting and marzipan eggs and tulips! Meow meow marzipan…