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Carrot Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. This easy, moist, carrot sheet cake is the most perfect easter cake. It is made with pantry staples and finished with a simple cream cheese frosting and some super cute piped frosting carrots. This cake is great for a simple easter dessert, or for entertaining, as sheet cakes are super easy to transport.
Carrot Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Hi! I hope you are keeping well. I wanted to pop in and share a wee easy recipe that is perfect for the upcoming spring season - this Carrot Snack Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting, made with some pantry staples! As someone who works from home, goes through a lot of ingredients and doesn’t have a car, I almost always turn to online grocery shopping through Instacart when I need to replenish staples, and my favourite place to get them from is ALDI - their ingredients are super high quality and incredibly well priced, which make choosing to shop with them a no-brainer every time.
How to make Carrot Snack Cake
This carrot snack cake is a twist on a classic carrot cake - instead of baking it in a round pan or turning it into a layer cake, I baked it in a 9” square pan (this super cute speckled one is from ALDI!), and then made a quick and easy cream cheese frosting to top it off with. The cake itself is the perfect texture - there is moisture from the grape seed oil and flavour from the melted butter, and fresh grated carrots and a little bit of spice to round it all off so nicely. The cake can easily be made a day or two in advance if you were looking to prep ahead, then all you would have to do the day of serving is add on the frosting, which comes together super quickly and is nice and sturdy, making it perfect to swoop onto your snack cake.
A few wee tips:
I finished the cake with some little piped carrots using the cream cheese frosting but you can finish it any way that you like - chopped pecans or walnuts would be great, or some toasted coconut, or just some swoops with your spatula.
You can also add the frosting to the cake while it is in the cake pan, which makes it easy to store or transport.
If you were wanting to make this ahead, you can store the cake, either wrapped or in an airtight container, at room temperature for 1-2 days. Add the cream cheese frosting the day of serving.
For more recipes using ALDI staples, check out:
- Kit Kat Cookies
- Hot Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
- Peach Slab Pie with Candied Pecan No-Churn Ice Cream
- Ginger Caramel Slice