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Devils Food Chocolate Cake with Carrot White Chocolate Icing

Rich and moist chocolate is layered with a unique chocolate icing made with carrots. Perfect for the Easter Gold Bunny.

30-45 minutes




  • 230g Brown sugar
  • 50g Quality cocoa powder 
  • 110g Plain flour
  • 110g Cake Flour 
  • 1tsp Baking Powder
  • 1tsp Baking Soda
  • 170g Butter
  • 260g Lindt Excellence 70% Cocoa 
  • 3each Eggs 
  • 50ml Macadamia nut oil 
  • 280ml Buttermilk 
  • 200g Sour Cream 

Icing (Best prepared a day in advance)

  • 260g Carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 60g Butter
  • 60g Water
  • Pinch Salt
  • 500g Lindt Excellence Extra Silky White 

The chocolate cake is perfect for any occasion filled with some ganache.


  • 1

    For the cake

    • Preheat the oven to 170°C

  • 2


    • The sugar into a bowl and sift in the cocoa powder, flours and baking powder and soda.

  • 3


    • Melt together the butter and the chocolate and allow to cool.

  • 4


    • The eggs until pale and light.

  • 5


    • The eggs into the dry ingredients.

      Then stir in the chocolate mix, oil, buttermilk and sour cream.

  • 6


    • Mixture into two greased 18Øcm cake tins and bake for around 45 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean 

      Set aside to cool.

  • 7

    For the Icing

    • Place carrots, butter and water into a saucepan and cook with a lid on for 30 minutes, stirring regularly

      You want the carrot to be really soft and be able to be squash with a spoon.

      Take of the heat and add the chocolate and salt.

  • 8


    • A stick blender, puree until smooth 

      Cover directly with some clingfilm and allow to sit at room temperature overnight.

  • 9

    Assemble the cake

    • Cut the top of each cake to level and cut each into half horizontally 

      Fill each layer generously with about ¼ of the icing.

  • 10


    • The outside with the rest and decorate.

  • 11

  • 12


EXCELLENCE Extra Silky White

EXCELLENCE Extra Silky White

A luxuriously smooth and creamy texture blended with a hint of Madagascan Vanilla that delivers the ultimate white chocolate experience for all of your senses.
EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Gifting Egg 110g

EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Gifting Egg 110g

The Lindt EXCELLENCE 70% Cocoa Egg is made with the finest dark chocolate created by our LINDT Master Chocolatiers, the perfect gift this Easter. Also available in 250g.