Surprise Inside Carrot Cake

Friday, 12 May 2017

Surprise Inside Carrot Cake

As my Father in law loves growing his own vegetables in his garden, I decided that for his Birthday I would make him a surprise inside carrot cake. In that when you cut into the cake it looks like a carrot growing in the ground not that it is a cake made out of carrots. You could probably make the carrot part out of carrot cake but as this type of surprise inside cake is quite fiddle I wasn't going to risk it!

surprise inside carrot cake


Essentially this cake is the same technique as my surprise inside heart cupcakes, but on a larger scale. It requires baking two cakes and is more complicated than making a surprise inside checkerboard cake.



Surprise Inside Carrot Cake



For the orange cake
  • 4oz self raising flour
  • 4oz butter
  • 4oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • orange food gel

For the chocolate cake
  • 3oz self raising flour
  • 1oz cocoa powder
  • 4 oz caster sugar
  • 2 eggs

For the topping
  • ready roll green icing that has been prepared with CMC
  • 2oz butter
  • 4 oz icing sugar
  • 1 dessert spoon of cocoa powder 
  • a drop of water
  • half a packet of crushed Oreo biscuits


  • Mix all of the orange cake ingredients together and place in a small lined loaf tin. Cook at 180C until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool. Carve out a triangle shape and then wrap in film and pop in the freezer.
  • Mix all the chocolate cake ingredients together. Place the top of the frozen triangle of orange cake at the bottom of a small lined loaf tin. Pour the chocolate cake mixture around this.
  • Cook at 180C until a skewer comes out clean. 
  • Make some leaves for the carrots out of green icing and allow to harden. 
  • Once the chocolate cake is cool, place the top of the cake on a cake board. You may need to flatten the top but cutting some cake off.
  • Make up some chocolate butter icing by mixing the butter, icing sugar, cocoa powder and drop of water together. Spread this on your cake. 
  • Add the icing leaves and then sprinkle crushed Oreo biscuits on top. Add remaining butter icing and Oreo biscuits to the sides on the cake board.
  • Then when you cut a slice of cake you will find your "carrot" inside.


  • Pin it for later:
    This surprise inside carrot cake is the perfect birthday cake for a gardener or make an Easter cake that the Easter bunny would enjoy!




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