It’s not Easter without a themed cake! Rather than deal with a fussy animal-shaped pan, bake two round cake layers with an 8-inch diameter and let a little food styling and frosting do the work. You can use a box cake mix make a favorite recipe from scratch, depending on the level of effort you want to put in. This method can also be used for the Easter Egg Cake and Easter Bunny Cake

Recipe by Well Done


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Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
Serves 12 (serving size: 1 slice)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Assemble cake layers on a flat surface. Place 1 cake layer on top of the other cake layer, so the sides of the cake meet, but there is a 2- to 3-inch border on the bottom of the lower cake. With a small knife, carve out the 2- to 3-inch crescent moon-shaped border using the top layer as a tracing guide. Slice sides off the moon-shaped piece at an angle to make a sharp corner on the bottom (this will be the bottom tip of “carrot”). Reserve the side pieces.

  • Place the bottom tip piece below the non-cut cake layer to resemble a carrot. Cut reserved sliced side pieces in half, and assemble them above the carrot to resemble a leafy carrot top. Reserve the larger piece of the cut cake for another use or discard.

  • Frost carrot with orange frosting. Frost the leaves with the green frosting.