Lindt Chocolate Easter Carrot Cake

Bring back the traditions of Easter with Lindt

Easter is almost upon us so, naturally, our attention turns to chocolate. But Easter is about much more than chocolate alone – its about taking time to celebrate life and, in this case, to spend time with your loved ones. Research by Lindt has shown that in 2012, only half of UK parents think it’s important to spend time with their loved ones during the bank holiday. So to reinvigorate Easter traditions Lindt, and the Lindt Gold Bunny, are treating us all to egg-xtraspecial Easter hunts to inspire families to rediscover the fun of Easter traditions. Be sure to take some time with your family this Easter. Rekindle some of the magic of Easter tradition and Join the Hunt at one of the three exciting Easter events taking place across the country, in the lead up to Easter Sunday.

The events will be held at the following locations:
· Manchester, Trafford Centre, March 24th 10am
· Birmingham, Bullring, March 31st 10am
· London, Potters Field, Thurs 6th – Saturday 8th April, 10am

And the activities taking place throughout the day will include:
· Giant Gold Bunny hunts
· Easter arts & crafts demonstrations
· Easter face painting
· Master Chocolatier display

For more information on the events visit: www.facebook.com/lindtuk

For those families who can’t be there, there will also be the opportunity to enter exciting competitions, download special Easter activity packs and read tips and recipes to make Easter extra special in their own homes and gardens at Lindt’s Facebook page. Get started with this scrumptious Easter carrot cake recipe:

Lindt Chocolate Easter Carrot Cake
Serves 6-8. preparation time 15 minutes. Baking time 25-30 minutes.
Ingredients needed:

2 Eggs
210ml Macadamia nut oil (or vegetable oil)
80g Lindt Excellence 70%
180g Caster sugar
245g Plain flour, sifted
5g Bicarb soda
2g Baking powder
Pinch Sea salt
½tsp Ground cinnamon
½tsp Mixed spice
60g Sultanas
65g Dried apricots, chopped
35ml Cognac or Brandy
200g Carrots, grated
60g Macadamia nuts, roasted
70g Walnuts
120g Lindt Excellence 70%, in chunks
80g Lindt Excellence Milk Chocolate, in chunks

Icing Mix:
250g cream cheese
½ lemon, juice and zest
6-7 White Lindor balls, melted

Instructions:

Cake
Place a small amount of the oil in a saucepan along with the 80g of Lindt Excellence 70%. Gently heat until the chocolate is melted.
Combine the eggs, sugar, oil and the chocolate mixture in the bowl of your electric mixer. Give it a quick stir.
Mix in the dry ingredients until they are fully coated. Stir in the fruit, carrots and nuts and lastly stir in the chocolate chunks.
Transfer the cake mixture into a greased and lined baking tin and bake for 25-30 mins at 180o until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool fully before icing.
Icing
For the icing, soften the cream cheese and lemon in an electric mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix in the melted Lindor truffles and allow to set.
Finishing touches
Generously top the carrot cake with the cream cheese mixture and decorate with some roasted mixed nuts, some chocolate decorations, a dust of icing sugar.
You can now enjoy and share with your loved ones the perfect Easter Chocolate Carrot Cake!
For more information visit www.facebook.com/lindtuk

 

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