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    Easter Egg Hunt Carrot Cake

    Total Time:

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    1 hr 45 mins

    45 mins

    1 hr

    Barb Gertz's Note:

    This Cake is Delicious and Beautiful whether you tint the coconut green to make an egg studded lawn or leave it white with like the Easter Bunny's tail.Bake time depends on pan used.

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    For Frosting


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. 2
      Butter and flour 2 8-inch round cake pans or doughmakers 9-inch cake pan.
    3. 3
      With a electric mixer, beat the sugar, oil and eggs until smooth.
    4. 4
      Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, add to egg mixture and beat until smooth.
    5. 5
      Stir carrots and walnuts and pour into prepared pan (s).
    6. 6
      Bake the 9 inch cake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or the two 8 inch layers for 35 to 40 minutes, or until tester comes out clean.
    7. 7
      Run a knife around edges and invert cake onto a rack, let cool completely.
    8. 8
      Make Frosting; With electric mixer cream butter, add the cream cheese and vanilla and beat until smooth.
    9. 9
      Gradually add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth and fluffy.
    10. 10
      if using one layer, split it horizontally with a long serrated knife.
    11. 11
      Spread the bottom layer with 1/3 of the frosting, top with the other layer and frost top and sides with the remaining frosting.
    12. 12
      In a bowl, stir the coconut with a few drops of food coloring until all coconut is evenly tinted green.
    13. 13
      Cover with coconut and scatter the candies on top to resemble hidden Easter eggs.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 20, 2003


      A perfect ending to Easter Dinner. We all loved this cake and will be making it again without the green coconut and Easter decorations at other times throughout the year.

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    • on March 27, 2008


      WOW! Is this ever good!!! Followed directions but omitted coconut and decorations. I did add appx 3/4 cup raisens. The frosting is yummy but makes quite a bit. Next time I think I'll use a 9x13 pan and cut frosting in half. I served this for Easter dessert this year and the men all requested I make it again! Very moist cake. Thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Easter Egg Hunt Carrot Cake

    Serving Size: 1 (2737 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 10562.7
    Calories from Fat 5669
    Total Fat 629.9 g
    Saturated Fat 244.7 g
    Cholesterol 1377.4 mg
    Sodium 5902.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 1177.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 36.3 g
    Sugars 922.3 g
    Protein 106.5 g

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