A special Easter dessert that is perfect as the centerpiece too! Offer to bring the dessert when you head to Grandma’s house for Easter. Your family will be amazed at your creation!
2 cups All-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp Baking soda
1/2 tsp Salt
6 medium or 3 cups Carrots, shredded
2/3 cup Butter, softened
1/2 cup Sour cream
Easter Basket Cake Frosting1/4 cup All -purpose flour
1 cup Milk
1 cup Butter, softened
1 1/4 cups Powdered sugar
1/2 tsp Almond extract
1 cup Flaked coconut
Green food coloring
Oven Temp ~ 350°
Baking Time ~ 25 -
Pan Type ~ two (9-inch round cake pans)
Combine 2 cups flour, the sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large
bowl. Add the carrots, 2/3 cup butter, sour cream and eggs. Beat at medium
speed, scraping bowl often until well mixed.
Pour batter into prepared pans. Bake Easter Basket cake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans. Cool Easter cake completely.
Stir together 1/4 cup flour and the milk, in 1-quart saucepan until dissolved. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened (4 to 5 minutes). Cool completely.
Combine 1 cup butter, powdered sugar and almond extract in a small 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 Easter Basket 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 the green coconut. Before serving, fill nest with jelly beans.
Recipe Yields: 16 servings
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!