Planted Carrot Chocolate Easter Cake

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Servings 18 servings


  • 1 recipe Perfect Chocolate Cake baked in a 9x13 pan and cooled

for the frosting:

  • 1/2 cup softened salted butter
  • 1/3 cup sifted cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

for the 'carrots':

  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla
  • orange food coloring
  • 1-2 teaspoons milk
  • 9 sprigs f fresh mint
  • 12 Oreo Cookies crushed
  • 1 bag mini Cadbury eggs


  1. Place cooled baked cake onto a serving platter and set aside.
  2. To make chocolate sour cream frosting, mix butter, cocoa powder and powdered sugar together 1-2 minutes to incorporate butter throughout sugar. Mixture will be dry. Stir in vanilla and sour cream. Scrape sides and whip 2 minutes or until completely smooth. Spread frosting over entire cake.
  3. In a small bowl, whip all ingredients for the orange frosting {carrots} until smooth. Spoon into piping bag fitted with the Wilton 1A tip {wide round tip}. Pipe 3 to 4 rows of 3 even rounds or dollops onto the chocolate frosting creating the tops of the carrots. Top each carrot with a sprig of mint. Spread crushed oreo cookies around each frosting carrot to create the dirt.
  4. Finally, line the edges of the entire cake with mini Cadbury eggs. Cut into pieces and serve.