Let’s Bake! (Carrot Cake Balls Edition)

This is another trusted Nerdy Nummies recipe, but not from the cookbook. Ro uploaded the video sharing the recipe a few weeks ago and I’ve been wanting to try it ever since! So over the weekend, I gave it a go!

Here is the video which tells you everything you need to know about how to make these. She also has a written version on her blog.

My ones didn’t come out as perfectly spherical or decorated, but I gave it my best shot and I’m still really happy with how they came together!

Once you have all the ingredients, you take all the dry ingredients and mix them in one bowl.

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Then you take all the wet ingredients in another bowl.

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Then mix it all together, adding the carrots.

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Now you pour it into a cake pan and cook for 30-35 minutes at 180 degrees. While that bakes, I piped out my carrot decorations (which I forgot to take a photo of, but you’ll see them later). You’ll want them to set for at least an hour.

Now comes the fun part. Destroying the cake you’ve just made and crumbling it up into breadcrumbs! Add some buttercream to the mix until it all resembles playdough. Then scoop them into balls.

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I tried to make mine perfectly round, but this was as close as I could manage. Anyway, now I get to melt white chocolate.

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Drop the cake balls into the chocolate to coat them. Then scoop them out and place them on the tray. Add one of the iced carrots before the chocolate hardens. My iced carrots didn’t look exactly how I wanted, but I think they work this way.

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The last touch is to sprinkled some biscuit crumbs on top. I got excited and added lots, but hey, crushed biscuits are yummy.

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That’s all for today’s baking post! As always, I love trying out Ro’s creations. I never expect to make an exact replica, but it’s fun giving it my all and seeing what comes out in the end!

Have you baked anything recently?

Angela.

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