This carrot cake is the only recipe I have ever used. It is perfectly moist and surrounded by cream cheese frosting, proving it’s relevance beyond Easter.
Easter may have been yesterday but it’s never too late to share a carrot cake recipe. Especially when it’s my favorite carrot cake recipe and have already managed to go 3.5 years without sharing it with the masses. The original recipe called for just white granulated sugar but I use half white and half brown sugar while also reducing the oil a little bit and find that it is perfectly moist. From there you can mix in walnuts, pecans or raisins if you so desire. But don’t forget the cream cheese frosting! I even added halved baby carrots on top for decoration.
Looking for an Easter dessert? This cute Easter bunny cake is easily constructed with two round cakes. The best part is that it’s a no-bake cake made out of rice krispies treats.
Baking for the holidays is always a lot of fun. Beyond an excuse to use festive sprinkles, there are so many creative ideas. Take this cake for example – two round cakes magically transform into this cute little guy. Unfortunately my photo-shoot for this Easter creation was not conducive to great pictures, but the execution is what’s important here. It’s an Easter bunny cake!
First things first, this is a no-bake cake. I made a cake out of rice krispies treats which were formed in cake pans. Using a simple template I cut up one of the cakes into the ears and bowtie to create the bunny. From there all that remained was to frost and decorate! You can use any assortment of candy, sprinkles, and frosting that you prefer. I made the eyes out of leftover cakeball fondant and white and black frosting, the cheeks are pink sprinkles, the nose is more cakeball fondant, the mouth is black frosting, and finally the bowtie consists of a chocolate chip cookie, cakeball fondant and sprinkles. Coconut would also be a great way to make a “fluffy” bunny but I made this cake for a non-coconut lover.
Complete Easter recipe roundup with recipes for Brunch, appetizers, sides, dinner and dessert!
With Easter just a little over a week away I thought it was a good time to gather up some recipes to help you plan your Easter Brunch and/or dinner. Many of these have appeared at Easter events I attended in the past and I know they will be a hit with your friends and family too. Do you have a favorite recipe that you have to make every year? Somehow my favorite carrot cake recipe has not made it onto the blog yet but there are a few carrot cake-inspired treats on this list – Carrot Cake Batter Dip, Carrot Cake Waffles and Carrot Cake Oatmeal!
Check back as I will be adding new recipes as we get closer to Easter!
One year ago: Speculoos Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Granola Bars
Two years ago: Flavor-Injected Glazed Ham
- Baked Blueberry French Toast with Streusel Topping
- Banana Bread Cinnamon Rolls
- Biscoff Cinnamon Rolls
- Breakfast Pizza
- Breakfast Stromboli
- Broccoli and Cauliflower Quiche with Hash Brown Crust
- Broccoli Quiche
- Buttermilk Pancakes
- Buttermilk Pecan Waffles
- Cake Batter Cinnamon Rolls
- Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Parfaits
- Carrot Cake Oatmeal
- Carrot Cake Waffles
- French Toast Waffles
- Goat Cheese, Spinach & Tomato Quiche
- Kale Quiche
- Mini Meyer Lemon Sticky Rolls
- Mini Razzle Dazzle Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls (pictured)
- Nutella Waffles with Raspberry Syrup
- Potica Nut Roll
- Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole
- Tomato-Basil Eggs Alfredo in Bread Baskets
- Veggie Eggs Benedict
- Baked Crazy Feta
- Cake Batter Fruit Dip
- Carrot Cake Batter Dip
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip
- Deviled Strawberries (pictured)
- Goat Cheese Stuffed Bacon Wrapped Dates
- Homemade Mozzarella & Caprese Salad Skewers
- Mojito Fruit Dip
- Nutella Fruit Dip
- Orange-Vanilla Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
- Peanut Butter Greek Yogurt Fruit Dip
- Rainbow Guacamole Deviled Eggs
- Spring Salsa
- Strawberry Fruit Dip
- Toffee Apple Dip
- Veggie Cups with Green Goddess Dip & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
- Asparagus & Wild Rice Casserole
- Blue Cheese Scalloped Potatoes
- Brussels Sprout Mac and Cheese
- Brussels Sprouts with Honey Vinaigrette
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Creamy Skillet Brussels and Corn
- Crispy Parmesan Green Beans
- Homemade Olive Garden Salad and Dressing
- Greek Yogurt-Rosemary Dinner Rolls
- Individual Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon & Jalapeno (pictured)
- Matzo Ball Soup
- Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli
- Potato, Squash and Goat Cheese Gratin
- Amaretto-Maple glazed Pork Chops
- Apple Jelly Glazed Pork Chops
- Crockpot Turkey Tenderloin with Gravy (pictured) – try with pork loin
- Flavor-Injected Glazed Ham
- Banana Pudding Pie
- Blueberry Blondie Cheesecake Bars
- Blueberry Cookies
- Brownie Fruit Pizza
- Chewy Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (pictured)
- Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies
- Crustless Ginger Blueberry-Pear Pie
- Flower Bouquet Cake Pops
- Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Chocolate Cheesecake Frosting
- Funfetti-Peanut Butter Layer Pie
- Glazed Lemon Poppy Seed Pudding Cookies
- Graham Cracker Bars
- Key Lime Greek Yogurt Pie
- Meyer Lemon Chess Pie
- Meyer Lemon Shortcakes with Meyer Lemon Curd
- Oreo Truffles
- Peach Greek Yogurt Pie
- Pear Yogurt Almond Cake with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Buttercream
- Peepsters Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Pretzel Crusted Peanut Butter Blondies with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
- Rainbow Fruit Pizza Tart
- Single Serving White Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Rice Krispies Treat
- Southern Caramel Cake
- Strawberries and Cream Pie
- Strawberry Lemonade Rice Krispies Treats
- Strawberry Pretzel Salad
- Strawberry Stuffed Cupcakes
- Sweet Swirl Cookies
Previous Roundups: Easter Recipe Roundup 2012
Irish meets Mexican in these baked Reuben taquitos with a thousand island dipping sauce. Classic Reuben flavor with a twist.
St. Patrick’s Day may be over but Reubens are good year-round, which is why you should use up any leftover corned beef that remains to make these taquitos. Oh yea you better believe I mixed Mexican and Irish into one amazing appetizer (or entree). I was inspired to do such a thing after experiencing Irish eggrolls for the first time and figured I could expand it into other food genres. Cooked corned beef is mixed with shredded cabbage and creamy swiss, then rolled into white corn tortillas to be oven-fried with a light spray of cooking oil. While they bake, whip up the thousand island dipping sauce and you’ll be ready to dive in.
P.S. Job hunt news: I had a second phone interview for the job I told you about last week! The one with the writing assignment. Overall I think it went well and enjoyed the conversation. Unfortunately I blanked and then blundered a bit over one question, but managed to compose myself and continue on without another hitch. Hopefully I will receive good news in a week or two regarding the next step in the process!
One year ago: Raw S’mores Cookie Dough Bites
Looking for a recipe to repurpose those St. Patrick’s Day leftovers? Try this corned beef breakfast hash made with rutabaga or potatoes. Cures hangovers too ;-).
If for some strange reason you have leftover corned beef from yesterday and want to figure out an alternative to stuffing it into a sandwich (don’t get me wrong that’s a great option) then pay attention! You can turn those leftovers into a whole new meal. Whether you used my slow cooker recipe that I shared yesterday or another, any leftover starch (potatoes or rutabaga), corned beef, and cabbage and be used to make this breakfast hash. It may also serve as a cure if you got a little too crazy with the green beer yesterday.
One year ago: Hoisin Glazed Corned Beef with Colcannon
Corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day is like turkey for Thanksgiving – you just gotta have it! My favorite slow cooker corned beef recipe gets a new twist with rutabaga in place of the potatoes.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Every year I say I am going to make something different, such as an Irish beef stew, shepherd’s pie, or some kind of sausage dish, but always end up resorting to my tried and true slow cooker corned beef. I do change it up with a different glaze or an alternative cabbage preparation but this year had just a small new twist with rutabaga in place of the potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts instead of cabbage.
Stick around tomorrow and Thursday for recipes that use up any leftovers you may have after today’s feast!
One year ago: Hidden Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes
Two years ago: Split-Pea Soup
If a leprechaun ordered a pizza, this is what it would look like. Green spinach crust, pesto, mozzarella, goat cheese, and four-leaf clover bell peppers.
St. Patrick’s Day is a whirlwind of corned beef, rainbows, green food, and Guinness. This recipe is no exception from that list, with a green spinach pizza crust, topped with green basil pesto, mozzarella and goat cheese, followed by green and yellow bell peppers cut to look like four-leaf clovers. I actually tried to find green cheese but decided the white was a nice contrast for the appeal factor.
Using half the spinach pizza dough, this recipe makes one medium pizza. If you want to use it all, make a larger pizza or two medium ones but make sure to double your toppings. Or you could make dinner rolls with the other half. How about cheese stuffed spinach dinner rolls?
In other news my pizza stone and peel are just big enough to make a 13-inch pizza (therefore making this one medium pizza). Although I do have a 16-inch pizza pan, I am now in the market for a 16-inch or larger pizza stone and peel. Because pizza stones rock. If you don’t already own one I strongly suggest adding it to your wishlist. Assuming you like to make homemade pizza on a regular basis.
These mini rainbow cheesecake bites have a hidden piece of gold on the bottom – a golden Oreo. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
For St. Patrick’s Day last year, I made Hidden Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes which had gold colored cores hidden inside and rainbows on top to lead the way. Added to my repertoire this year are these mini rainbow cheesecake bites with a hidden piece of gold underneath, in the form of a golden Oreo! A marshmallow crispie golden Oreo in fact, but any golden Oreo variety will suffice.
These vibrantly colored treats are made by dividing the cheesecake mixture into 6 small bowls, dying them according to the rainbow, and then spooning each in rainbow order into a mini cheesecake pan. Don’t have a mini cheesecake pan? You can use a cupcake pan with cupcake liners but they will be slightly bigger cheesecakes and therefore yield less than 12.
One year ago: Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Cupcakes