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A glittering Easter carrot cake topped with marzipan and chopped nuts
When picking a cake to bake for Easter, the choice was between a traditional Simnel Cake or a Carrot Cake which the Easter Bunny would enjoy. I decided to combine the two to make a Marzipan Carrot Cake filled with fruit and walnuts and coated in apricot jam, marzipan and toasted hazelnuts. I then used a rabbit cake stencil from Designer Stencils to give it a glittering finish.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Beat the eggs together with the brown sugar and oil.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Whisk the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and baking powder.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Whisk the flour mixture into the eggs and oil.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Grate in the carrots and add the walnuts and dried fruit.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Mix well to combine.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Separate the batter into two greased cake tins.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Bake at 180'C for 20 minutes until golden.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    When the cake has cooled, spread one layer of the cake with apricot jam.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place the second cake on top and cover the top and sides of the cake in jam.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Carefully lay the rolled out marzipan over the cake, smoothing out and trimming off any excess from the edges.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Lightly dampen the top of the cake and lay your chosen stencil in place.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Use a clean paint brush to dust the stencil with gold edible glitter.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Carefully remove and continue dusting your cake until you're happy with the design.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Spread the bottom edge of the cake with more apricot jam and sprinkle with toasted hazelnuts to coat.

  • How to bake a carrot cake. Marzipan Carrot Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Top with some golden eggs and serve.

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