Sunday, April 3, 2016

Boy Birthday Cake - Carrot Layer Cake

My colleague, Annie at work wanted me to bake a batch of mini carrot cupcakes for her son's 2nd Birthday this Sunday. And I told her I love to do that for her and I will also make him a little Birthday Cake as an added bonus. She said her son likes cars so I decided to decorate the cake with a few cars.

This is a 3-layer, 6 inch little carrot cake. I frosted the cake with buttercream and car cut-outs made of fondant. I hope Annie's son birthday party went well and the guess enjoyed the cake as well.

Here is the recipe on the carrot cake.

2 cup self raising flour
2 cup sugar
3 1/2 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
3 eggs
1 cup oil
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp clove

Prepare and line parchment paper on bottom of 3 6-inch cake pans, set aside.
Preheat oven at 350 degree.

In a mixer, combine sugar and oil and mix well.
Mix in one egg at a time to the mixture.
Add cinnamon and clove to flour and stir to combine.
Mix in one cup of flour mixture at a time to the mixer mixture. Mix well.
Pour in carrots and coconut to the mixer mixture, at low speed, stir/mix well.
Evenly divided and pour into 3 6-inch pans.
Bake for 35-40 mins until toothpick tests and comes out clean.

Let cakes cool for 5 to 10 mins, use a paring/kitchen knife, go around the cake to loosen cake.
Turn cake over to remove cake.
Trim top of cake to make remove uneven risen top of cake.
Frost cake with buttercream between layers.
Crumb coats the stacked cake, set cake in refridgerator for at least 10 mins.
Decorate cake with fondant cut-outs and colored buttercream as desired.

Recipe on the buttercream is taken from my buttercream recipe on here

Here are the pictures:

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