- Easter is a great holiday decorating baked goods because it is so colorful. Frosting and a Smile baked up some Easter Egg Ã‰clairs that will dress up any Easter basket this holiday. The eclaires are made with a traditional choux paste that is piped into oblong egg shapes. The puffs are baked and filled with a rich vanilla pastry cream and dipped in a coating of chocolate ganache, which is then decorated with a bit of buttercream to complete the Easter egg look.
- An Italian in My Kitchen whipped up a batch of Carrot Shortbread Cookies that is also an excellent Easter treat. These tender. buttery shortbread cookies are made with shredded carrots, which give them a hint of sweetness and a little pop of color. To make them look even more Easter-friendly, they’re cut into bunny shapes using a holiday cutter, then decorated with little creamy cheese bunny tails. They’re almost too cute to eat – and they’re much easier to make than some more elaborately decorated holiday goodies.
- Many carrot cakes are baked as layer cakes, but A Kitchen Addiction‘s Carrot Cake Quick Bread uses a loaf pan to streamline the recipe and turn what might ordinarily be a special occasion cake into an everyday cake! The moist quick bread is loaded with shredded carrots, applesauce and a variety of baking spices, including cinnamon,nutmeg and allspice. This tender cake is topped with a thin layer of cream cheese as a nod to those layer cakes, but it is good enough to eat on its own, too.
- You can sneak in carrot cake for breakfast with these Carrot Cake Waffles from 24 Carrot Life. These fluffy, light waffles get their super-light texture from the unusual batter, which actually contains no flour of any kind. The batter is made with rolled oats, which give the waffles a nutty flavor that goes well with the sweet carrots and spices also in the batter. These waffles have a great natural sweetness that doesn’t need syrup, but feel free to drizzle some on before serving, or -if you are feeling decadent – put a little drizzle of cream cheese frosting on top.
- These Poppyseed Cupcakes with Poached Apple Roses from Ashley Thompson give a nod to spring because they are topped with a floral design. Unlike most cupcakes, these cupcakes use slices of pink poached apples to form perfect roses on top of the cakes, rather than using frosting and a pastry bag. The apples are poached with a bit of food coloring (or a slice of beet, to keep things more natural, if you prefer) to give them their seasonal color. The cupcakes are loaded with crunchy poppyseeds and really set off the apples
Laurie @ Frosting and a SmileMarch 25, 2015
Thanks for mentioning my Ã©clairs. I’m honored to be listed among such good company!