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Easter Basket Cake

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Easter Basket Cake
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 4 min
  • Servings 12
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Offer to bring the dessert when you head to Grandma's house for Easter. Your family will be amazed at your creation!
Aug 26, 2009

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg (510 g) Betty Crocker* Super Moist Golden, French Vanilla or White Cake Mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix package
  • 1 tub (450 g) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe Chocolate Frosting (any variety)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded coconut
  • Green food colouring
  • Candy Easter eggs

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C ) for shiny metal pan or 325°F (160°C) for dark or non-stick baking pans. Lightly grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray, bottom and sides of two 8-inch (20 cm) or two 9-inch (23 cm) round baking pans.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pan.
  • 3
    Bake 24 to 29 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4
    Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with 1/3 cup (75 mL) frosting. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost side of cake and spread thin layer of frosting on top of cake. Make a basket weave pattern in frosting on side by drawing inch-long horizontal and vertical lines with tines of fork.
  • 5
    Shake coconut and 3 or 4 drops food colour in tightly covered jar until evenly tinted. Sprinkle on top of cake. Place candy eggs on coconut. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Tip: Instead of a basket weave, make "funny spring animals playing in the field" by placing animal - shaped marshmallow candy on tinted coconut.

Nutrition Information

440 Calories, 21g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 59g Total Carbs, 41g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12-16
Calories
440
Total Fat
21g
Saturated Fat
7g
Trans Fat
4g
Cholesterol
55mg
Sodium
430mg
18%
Total Carbs
59g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Sugars
41g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Calcium
6
6%
Iron
10
10%
Exchanges:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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