Carrot Cake. Hmph.
Truthfully, I’m not sure if I like this stuff.
You see, I used a box mix, the Duncan Hines one with the real (dehydrated carrots and raisins). So this puts me in a position where I think I need to try a homemade carrot cake recipe before judging it because the box mix version was kinda gross. I suppose gross is a strong word but the spices in the cake batter were just way too strong for my liking. The density and moisture level was wonderful but those darn spices left me feeling like I chewed up a cinnamon stick.
Anyways, my suggestion, make these cute carrot shaped cakes but use your own recipe. Wilton makes a variety of cookie cutters and I found a 3 pack in the Easter section of the store that included a carrot cutter.
All you need to do is bake the cake on a sheet pan with edges, let it cool, frost it with cream cheese frosting and cut the carrots out. I used a tube of premade orange icing to trace the carrot shape on top and bit of green colored coconut shreds to finish it off.