Chocolate Carrot Cake Flower Box

Carrot cake is without a doubt one of the best cakes in the world. But it's when you combine sweet and spiced carrot cake with rich chocolate cake that sparks really start to fly, which is exactly what's happening in this recipe! And because we all know that you eat with your eyes first, we wanted this cake to stand out both visually and in terms of flavor. We're using a literal carrot and stick approach by filling waffle cones with carrot cake batter and sticking them into a loaf pan filled with chocolate cake batter. You won't believe the beautiful end result!

Prep Time: 1½ hours
Cooking Time: 2 hours
Difficulty Level: Moderate

You'll Need:

For the chocolate cake:

  • 10 eggs
  • 1¾ cups sugar
  • 2 cups cocoa powder
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2¾ cups ground hazelnuts
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 5 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 chocolate bar, grated

For the carrot cake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 4 medium carrots, grated
  • zest & juice of 1 orange
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • ⅓ cup corn starch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ stick butter, melted

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 1¼ cups heavy cream
  • 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Extra:

  • 5 waffle cones
  • 5 wooden skewers
  • cookie crumbs to garnish
  • fresh mint to garnish

Here's How

1. Preheat the oven to350°F. Combine the ingredients for the chocolate cake and pour the batter into a greased loaf pan.

2. Push 5 waffle cones into the chocolate cake batter in the loaf pan. Combine the ingredients for the carrot cake and divide the batter between the 5 waffle cones.

3. Bake the chocolate carrot cake in the preheated oven for 2 hours and let the cake cool afterwards.

4. For the chocolate ganache, heat the heavy cream in a saucepan and add the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until smooth. Insert a skewer in each carrot cake cone and pour the chocolate ganache over the entire cake.

5. Sprinkle light and dark cookie crumbs over the chocolate ganache while it is still wet. Remove the skewers from the carrot cake and stick a sprig of fresh mint into each empty hole.

6. If you think the cake looks great now, just wait until you cut into it and see a carrot cake carrot!

The waffle cones inside the chocolate cake plus the sprigs of fresh mint on top make it look there's a bunch of carrots growing inside your cake – can you even imagine anything more adorable? This is a carrot cake recipe for the ages and one you definitely need to try!

Get the recipe for the Fanta Cake Cones featured in the bonus video.

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