May 13, 2021
Why would anyone want to muck up a perfectly good spice cake by adding shredded carrots? The spice cake is beautiful by itself. Adding carrots roughens the texture to make room for the soft pecans and chewy raisins. With a creamy layer of whipped butter and cream cheese to smooth out the broken crumb – the end result is emotional. My family makes it with pineapple and coconut. It’s fruity and weighty – the way I like it.
This Easter, Bunny Love Carrot Cake Cookies honour its ancestry. These cookies are filled with cream cheese and butter, and includes raisins and pecans just like the cake. But because it’s a cookie, the Easter Bunny doesn’t have to share.
I’ve adapted this recipe from Martha Stewart’s cookie collection. Click here for the original recipe.