7 Stunning Carrot Cakes To Make Right Now

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

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There’s just something about carrot cakes that I love. I think it’s the sweetness of the carrots, which, as you know, are a vegetable, and vegetables are good for you, right? But here, they’re the dominant ingredient in a cake, which is spiced up and usually decked out in glorious cream cheese frosting, all resting on a beautiful cake stand, so…what’s not to love? And the nuts: either walnuts or pecans grace a carrot cake and are often used as creative decoration. The visual appeal of a stunningly-crafted carrot cake makes me drool and want to attempt to make one of these creations in my own kitchen!

Guess what? Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now! They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself.

Carrot Cake with Brown Sugar and Cream Cheese Frosting by The Little Epicurean
This cake makes a stunning statement with its minimalistic carrot top display gracing the brown sugar and cream cheese frosting.


Maple Caramel Carrot Cake
by Liv For Cake
This cake is over the top! Seriously. There’s maple syrup, maple caramel and cream cheese involved. ::swoon:: Two words: gorgeous and decadent.
Maple Carrot Cake


Pistachio Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by How Sweet Eats
I adore this take on carrot cake with pistachios ~ heaven! The photo she has of the batter – do not miss it! I want to make this ASAP.
Pistachio Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake by Saving Room For Dessert
Toasted pecans and decorative cream cheese piping create a stunning effect on this 4 layer carrot cake.
Carrot Cake

A stand mixer will help you make these amazing carrot cakes! Do you have one? They come in an array of yummy colors if this carrot, umm, orange color isn’t your thing. Check them out!

 

 

My Favorite Cake Cake by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Brown sugar, spices, applesauce, and loads of other goodness make this carrot cake not only beautiful to behold, but a delicious dessert for any occasion.
Layered Carrot Cake

Vegan Gluten-Free Carrot Cake by Minimalist Baker
Can you believe this gorgeousness can be made in just one bowl with basic ingredients?! Plus, it’s healthy! I mean…just…gah! Go now and see how she put it together!
Vegan Gluten Free Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting by Spoon Fork Bacon
I love the elegant simplicity of the frosting on the 4-layer cake. Currants replace raisins and the nuts are on the outside of the cake for a smoother cake texture. Glorious, rich cream cheese frosting is not overly sweet and is the perfect compliment to this stunning carrot cake.
Carrot Cake

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Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

Here are 7 stunning carrot cakes that you can totally make right now. They look impressive and gorgeous, but they are within your power to re-create them for yourself, right in your own kitchen!

 

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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce

Cilantro shares the stage with creamy avocado and zesty jalapeño to create a truly versatile sauce that can be made in minutes! You can use it on salmon, tacos, meats, and even use it for dips for fries or chips. Truly addicting!

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Cilantro lovers, rejoice! Here’s a quick and versatile recipe that you will make again and again as you find new uses for it. Flavorful cilantro really shines in a base of avocado and plain yogurt. Jalapeño and a little apple cider vinegar give it a zesty kick. Salt and garlic round it out to create an addicting little sauce that will become a family favorite.

Here’s how it comes together:

Using a high-speed blender (here’s what I use) or a food processor, add all the ingredients except for the olive oil. Blend (or pulse) until smooth. Add the olive oil and blend again. If you would like more of a sauce consistency, add a little more olive oil. If you like it thick like a dip, leave as is.

We like to use this as a sauce for salmon and chicken. We love it as a dip for fries or crackers or chips! It will keep in the fridge for a few days, tightly covered, if you have any leftovers. Blend some up today!

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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce
 
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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Jalapeño Sauce
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Serves: 1 cup
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado, pitted
  • 1 -2 jalapeños, seeded (may also use jarred jalapeño slices instead of fresh)
  • 1½ cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 
1⁄2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove minced garlic (or ½ tsp. garlic powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Instructions
  1. To a high speed blender or food processor, add all ingredients except the olive oil.

  2. Blend (or pulse) ingredients until smooth.

  3. Slowly add olive oil to machine while blending on low. (If you like your sauce thinner, add a bit more olive oil.)

  4. Sauce may be stored in fridge for up to 2 days, tightly covered.

 

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Cilantro shares the stage with creamy avocado and zesty jalapeño to create a truly versatile sauce that can be made in minutes! You can use it on salmon, tacos, meats, and even use it for dips for fries or chips. Truly addicting!

Cilantro shares the stage with creamy avocado and zesty jalapeño to create a truly versatile sauce that can be made in minutes! You can use it on salmon, tacos, meats, and even use it for dips for fries or chips. Truly addicting!

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4 Simple DIY Indoor Herb Garden Ideas

Looking for a simple way to grow indoor herbs? Here are 4 DIY ideas to help you create a beautiful and functional indoor herb garden.

Looking for a simple way to grow indoor herbs? Here are 4 DIY ideas to help you create a beautiful and functional indoor herb garden.

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Having fresh herbs on hand is a great way to enhance your recipes and experiment with flavor combinations. Growing your own indoor herbs is not only an easy DIY project, but an economical way to keep fresh herbs available year round.

Having an indoor herb garden is perfect for you if you have limited outdoor space, or live in an apartment or condo. Plus, herbs emit a wonderful fragrance which will entice you use them in your cooking! Additionally, depending on how you choose to grow and display your indoor herbs, they can act as a decor element in your home.

Here are some different DIY indoor herb garden ideas to consider:

Design a One-Pot Herb Garden
If your kitchen space for growing herbs is limited, consider growing all your herbs in one large container rather than separate pots for each herb. You can design an aesthetically pleasing herb garden in one pot by planting small groupings of 3 or 4 different herbs in the soil of your large container, making sure to space them out so that the roots will have room to grow. Choose the herbs that you’ll use the most and create a unique herb garden in a minimalistic container, like this one. I like to use organic, non-GMO seeds like these, which have 10 varieties of herbs from which to choose.


Hang Herb Planters Above Your Kitchen Sink
Rather than using your counter space or window sill to house your DIY herb garden, consider using hanging pots. If you have a kitchen window over your sink, this is a great option, since the herbs will be exposed to direct sunlight. Plus, there are some great options for hanging planters, like this one. Plus, tiered hanging pots can serve as an interesting design element in your kitchen.

 

Create a Small Terrarium of Herb Plants
Terrariums are such a delightful design element, whether using plants or herbs. Have fun creating a unique herb garden within a beautiful terrarium like this one. Rosemary, oregano, basil, and mint would be gorgeous in a terrarium. Here are some organic non-GMO seeds that you might consider.

 

Grow Herbs in Mason Jars
If you have space for individual containers, consider growing your herbs in mason jars. Since the jars are made of glass, you can track the growth of your herbs. Using wide-mouth jars, like these, are preferable, so the herbs have room to grow and flourish. Each herb gets its own jar, which should be in front of a window that gets sunlight. Using colorful mason jars also adds a vibrant touch to your herb garden, like this all-in-one, self-watering kit complete with organic seeds.

These are just a few ideas to help you decide on a DIY herb garden. Have fun with your design choice and most of all, have fun using your fresh herbs in your cooking!




Here are a few of my favorite recipes using fresh herbs:
Pan Seared Salmon with with Creamy Greek Yogurt Lemon Dill Sauce
Roasted Heirloom Tomato Basil Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Herb Butter
Creamy Avocado and Cilantro Dip

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15 Amazing Cadbury Creme Egg Recipes

From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

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Cadbury(™) Creme Eggs have long been synonymous with Easter. In fact, you can only find these seasonal chocolate treats in the stores starting in the spring, just in time to fill up Easter baskets. With their creamy center that replicates an egg yolk and egg whites, these rich confections are a treat to look at as well as eat! Kids as well as adults love to indulge in this chocolate egg, and what better way to do it than to create your own Cadbury(™) Creme Egg sweet treat? From cakes to shakes, from cookies to fudge, here’s a list of recipes to take your Cadbury(™) Creme Egg experience to the next level.

Cadbury Egg Brownies from Cincy Shopper

Easter Chocolate Creme Eggs from Culinary Ginger

Cadbury Creme Eggs Nachos Recipe from Recipes From A Pantry

Orange Cheesecake Chocolate Eggs from The Petite Cook

Cadbury Eggs Easter Crack from Sparkles To Sprinkles

Want to make your own chocolate eggs using one of these recipes? Check out these egg shaped silicone molds!

 

Cadbury Creme Egg Dip from Homemade Hooplah

Cadbury Creme Egg Brûlée from Sweet Recipes

Cadbury Brownie Bites from Deliciously Sprinkled

Cadbury Creme Egg Fudge Recipe from Caribbean Missionary Wife

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction

This handy cupcake carrier is a must-have! Carry them, store them and display them! Also can hold a 2-tier cake.

 

Cadbury Egg Milkshake from We Are Not Martha

Cadbury Creme Egg Surprise Cookies from Sweets Bakes

Cadbury Egg Fudge from Shugary Sweets

Creme Egg Cheesecake from Taming Twins

Cadbury Egg Cake from Cookies And Cups

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