You Can Order Ina Garten's Carrot Cake For Easter This Year — Here's How

Many home cooks don't hesitate to look to Ina Garten for their Easter meal inspiration. With her vast repertoire of simple, elegant, and delicious recipes, people know they'll find excellent ideas for everything from the main course to side dishes and desserts. Garten herself gives the stamp of approval to serve her carrot cake with ginger mascarpone frosting at Easter, but this year, making it from scratch is only a suggestion; it can now be ordered through Goldbelly and will arrive at your front door fully baked and frosted.

Loaded with fresh carrots, cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts, this moist cake is enhanced by a luscious mascarpone-cream cheese frosting and a sprinkling of candied ginger. It will ship frozen and can be thawed in the fridge. On her Instagram page, Garten cheekily suggests adding extra decoration, "so that you can tell people you made it yourself." She pipes the edge of the top of the cake with additional frosting and fills the middle with jelly beans, Easter egg candies, and some shredded coconut — both toasted and untoasted for some color and texture contrast. 

Other ways to replicate Ina's Easter menu

When the carrot cake arrives, you can breathe a sigh of relief that dessert is taken care of for your Easter feast. However, if the edges are rough from the unwrapping, just use an offset spatula to smooth it out. While Garten's recipe for the homemade version will make a double-layer, 9-inch cake, the one you order from Goldbelly is a 6-inch, 3-layer confection that should serve six to eight people.

Of course, Garten is nothing if not thorough and she has suggested a full Easter menu on her website that includes this carrot cake as dessert. Her main course will be a baked ham with a sweet and tangy glaze, parmesan-roasted asparagus which is also Alex Guarnaschelli's veggie choice for an Easter meal, peas with pancetta, and fennel gratin with parmesan cheese. Whatever you choose to make, Easter dinner is often a large undertaking, especially if you're hosting multiple friends and family members. Ordering Garten's scrumptious cake is one way you can save yourself precious time and still experience a homemade taste.