Easter Cake Recipe

Easter Basket Cake

A special Easter dessert that is perfect as the centerpiece too!

60 min. prep time
16 servings
232 Ratings



2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 medium (3 cups) carrots, shredded
2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla


1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup milk
1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Green food color
Jelly beans


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.

Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in bowl; mix well. Add all remaining cake ingredients; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake 25-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

Stir together 1/4 cup flour and milk in 1-quart saucepan until dissolved. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 4-5 minutes or until thickened. Cool completely.

Combine 1 cup butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add cooled flour mixture. Continue beating until fluffy.

Place 1 cake layer on serving platter; spread with 3/4 cup frosting. Place second layer on top of frosted layer. Frost top and sides of cake.

Sprinkle top and sides of cake with 3/4 cup flaked coconut. Tint remaining coconut with green food color. Form nest on top of cake with green coconut. Before serving, fill nest with jelly beans.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 420

Fat: 24g

Cholesterol: 110mg

Sodium: 430mg

Carbohydrates: 48g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #0848©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made 3 Easter Basket cakes last year and every one loved them. My daughter took one to her office and gave a slice to the owner of the coffee shop they also loved it. Today I am making another one for my neighbours birthday. This is a sure to please at our house. Ruffus
This cake is very dense and not very tasty. I question the recipe directions and do not believe it was tested before printing. I would not waste my time or money on this cake ?.

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