The very best thing associated with Easter in my mind is a delicious and yummy cake. We all gather for sunrise services on Easter; what could be more fitting then a Sunrise Easter Cake. Decorate the cake with Jelly Beans and marshmallow bunnies and chicks.
1 box Cake mix
1 cup Orange marmalade, divided
1 small box Instant coconut pudding, mixed and refrigerated
1/2 cup Flaked coconut
7 - minute Frosting, recipe below
Jelly beans or marshmallow bunnies & chicks
Oven Temp ~ as per package
Baking Time ~ as per package
Pan Type ~ two 9 inch round cake pans
Prepare cake batter according to instructions on cake mix box. Divide batter into the two
prepared pans and bake as directed. Let the cakes cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
Turn cakes out of pans and cut each cake in half
(you can use your unflavored dental floss to do this).
First place one layer of cake, cut side up and spread with 1/2 cup of the melted orange marmalade.
Place second layer of cake, cut side up on top of first layer and spread instant coconut pudding over the top.
Place third layer of cake, cut side up on top of second layer and spread with the remaining 1/2 cup melted orange marmalade.
Place fourth layer of cake on top and frost the entire Easter Sunrise Cake with 7-Minute Frosting.
Shake coconut and food coloring together until the coconut is a nice even sunrise color. Sprinkle around the base of the cake, then add jelly beans, marshmallow bunnies and chicks.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!