How to Create a Super-Sized Carrot Cake for Easter

Carrot cake is a staple for your Easter dessert spread. But what’s better than one, measly carrot cake? NINE carrot cakes, combined to make one giant cake that also looks like a huge carrot on the outside! It’s carrot cake within a carrot, a.k.a. carrot-ception.

It’s not an easy feat making a cake this epic, which is why this video naturally comes from the cake genius Yolanda at How To Cake It. We’ve seen her make some pretty incredible cakes before, but this is one that everybunny is guaranteed to love. (Warning: More Easter puns to follow.)

For starters, there’s a lot to love about carrot cake. It’s moist and sweet, which goes perfectly with the tang of its traditional cream cheese frosting. Bottom line: few cakes are as decadent and perfect for the season as this one.

Clearly, Yolanda agrees with us!

She starts her giant carrot by baking nine carrot cakes of varying sizes and cutting the caramelization from the top and bottom of each cake. Then she frosts each cake with her homemade Italian meringue buttercream…which basically blows your basic cream cheese frosting out of the water.

To prevent the cakes from rolling away from her (which Yolanda apparently has nightmares about) she trims the side of each cake so it has a flat surface to sit on. She then lines them up in order of size to create her carrot shape and gently pushes them together — the buttercream in between each layer will act as the glue in this case, keeping the cakes together.

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