Happy Easter to all that celebrate Easter today!
The Romanian Easter (orthodox) is in a months time on 5th of May but as we are in England we are still celebrating it with chocolate eggs and cake.
My 4 year old loves helping me in the kitchen anyway so she was over the moon when I told her that we are going to make an Easter cake.
Firstly here is what we use to make our Easter carrot cake.
For the cake:
3 Medium carrots, peeled and finely grated
100ml Sunflower oil, plus extra for greasing
3 Large eggs
100g Soft light brown sugar
200g Self raising flour
Zest of half a large orange
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Half tsp nutmeg, grated
1 and a half tsp baking powder
Cadbury mini eggs
Little round and coloured chocolate decorations
In a big bowl beat the 3 eggs. Add the oil and sugar and whisk again until all combine.
Add in the carrot’s, flour,orange zest and spices along with the baking powder, fold together gently to keep the air in the cake until there are no streaks of flour left.
Place the mixture into the prepared tin and bash on the work surface to knock out any large air pockets. I used a silicon tin as it never ever sticks and is just great.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 25-30 minutes in a preheated oven at 190 C until the cake is well risen and a golden brown colour.
Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes and then turn out onto a wire rack, remove the cake from the tin and leave to cool for a further 10 minutes.
While the cake is cooking prepare the icing. This is where Kara got more interested and wanted to help really.
So you put the butter into a big bowl and mix until it gets soft. Add the icing sugar gradually until all mixed.
Kara helped me add the mini eggs and decorations after I put the icing on the cake:
Do you let your kids interfere with your cooking?
I believe is good for kids to take part at cooking as they are learning lots about it.