Chicks and eggs, Bunnies and carrots. Jelly beans and chocolate. All these these symbols are trademarks of Easter. These Easter treats focus on recipes that reinvent carrot cake. All the classic flavors including cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are present in each dessert. You can prepare something as simple as a carrot cake crinkle cookie or as grandiose as a Hawaiian inspired carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
Carrot cake truffles are a new way to enjoy this classic dessert. Don't get me wrong, I love the moist layers of cake surrounded in cream cheese frosting but sometimes I want something a little smaller, a little lighter. That's where these carrot cake truffles come in. They are bite-sized sweets that symbolize spring and Easter.
This delicious Hawaiian carrot cake with coconut frosting is a mouth watering dessert. Freshly grated carrot and pineapple are baked into a moist spice cake. Use the best spices available to bake this cake so the diverse flavors really come through. This usually means grinding your own whole spices (in a mortar and pestle or coffee grinder). Frost the carrot cake with homemade coconut icing made with cream cheese, sour cream, and powdered sugar.
Inspired by classic carrot cake, two fluffy carrot cookies are smashed with cream cheese frosting. The cookies have plenty of texture from the grated carrot, oats and chopped walnuts which pair wonderfully with the smooth frosting. One batch makes twelve cookies so if you are serving these for a crowd, you might want to bake two.
Carrot cinnamon crinkle cookies are a simple Easter delight. These cookies have a crunchy exterior and a soft interior. Plus, the cracked powdered sugar pattern makes for a beautiful cookie. To make these cookies even more festive, serve them with fondant carrots or carrot candy.