Spring has sprung in the Northeast and I totally forgot to post this adorable cake I baked for Easter Sunday.
Inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest, I’m naming this dish after my favorite springtime story: Peter Cottentail. In the book, Peter and his siblings sneak into Mr. McGregor’s garden to steal a few of his delicious carrots.
- 2 boxes of chocolate cake
- 1 box of vanilla cake
- Red and yellow food coloring
- 1 tub of chocolate frosting
- Betty Crocker’s green decorating frosting tubes
- Chocolate sprinkles
1. Mix the vanilla cake according to the boxes directions. Add in 2 or 3 drops of food coloring, or until you reach the level of orange you’d like.
2. Bake the orange cake on a sheet pan per the directions on the box and let cool.
3. Slice the orange cake into small triangle. Let me be the first to warn you–you’ll have a lot of cake leftover. I suggest making cake pops or else you’ll be tossing the leftovers (a rookie mistake I made). Place all the triangles onto a cookie sheet and place in the freezer–yes the freezer–for about 30 minutes or more.
6. Bake the cake per the directions. When you text it with a toothpick–use the outside of the chocolate cake, as you don’t want to test the already cooked orange cake. Flip the cake over to cool on a sheet of wax paper. It’ll look something like this:
7. Once the cake is cooled, frost the sides and top with chocolate frosting. Sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles on top. You can also use crushed Oreos or chocolate cookies. This will look like “dirt.”
8. Use the leaf tool from the Betty Crocker kit to create carrot leaves along the middle of the cake spreading outwards.
When the cake is sliced, it will look like little carrots are growing in the dirt! Just like in Mr. McGregor’s carrot patch! I hope you enjoy this unique little cake