How to Make Carrot Cake

Follow our step-by-step guide to make Food Network Magazine's easy carrot-shaped cake for Easter.

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Photo By: Antonis Achilleos

Carrot Cake

This whimsical cake comes together in no time at all — no baking (or carrots) involved!

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake

Step 1

Trim one short end of the pound cake (discard the end), then cut a wedge off each side as shown.

Step 2

Attach the wedges to each other with frosting (crust sides together), then attach to the trimmed cake.

Step 3

Mix the remaining frosting with the yellow and red food coloring. Spread over the cake.

Step 4

Arrange the jelly beans on the cake in tight rows.

Step 5

Trim the sour straws to various lengths.

Step 6

Gently stick the sour straws into the top of the cake.

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