Easter Basket Cake

Easter Cake Recipe
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2 Reviews
A special Easter dessert that is perfect as the centerpiece too!
1:00
Prep Time
1:55
Total Time
16 servings

Ingredients

Cake

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
4
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Frosting

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

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) round cake pans; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
420
Cholesterol
110mg
Carbohydrates
48g
Protein
5g
Fat
24g
Sodium
430mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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

Rating

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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